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THE NCJW/CLE VOICE OCTOBER 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS AND ZOOM-A-BRATIONS!

 

OCTOBER 16, 17, 18

DESIGNER DRESS DAYS

NEW 2020 LOCATION, NEW HOURS, PANDEMIC GUIDELINES!

PREVIEW DAY: Friday, Oct 16, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.  $20 admission, advanced registration and payment required due to limited capacity. Reserve your one-hour time slot by calling 216-379-7238.

SALE DAYS: Saturday, Sunday, Oct 17 & 18,10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Free and open to the public

New Location:  Thriftique Showroom, 5055 Richmond Road in Bedford Heights.

 

NOVEMBER 17

LOIS ZASS ANNUAL MEMORIAL ADVOCACY LECTURE

THE CHANGING FACE OF ANTI-SEMITISM with Deborah Lipstadt, international expert

In a world where hate is a click away, how is anti-semitism spreading, who is listening and what can we do about it?

Moderator: James Pasch, Regional Director, Anti-Defamation League.

Date: Tuesday, November 17

Time: 7 pm

Location: Your home, virtually.

 

OCTOBER ZOOM-TIVITIES

 

OCTOBER 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

FREE YOGA FROM HOME

Johanna Goldfarb, NCJW/CLE member and certified yoga instructor, leads us through mat and chair yoga poses to keep us calm and flexible.

Dates: Thursdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: Your home via Facebook Live at @ncjwcleveland or https://www.facebook.com/NCJWCleveland/live/,

No RSVP needed

 

OCTOBER 3

JOIN THE NCJW/CLE BOOK GROUP

Enjoy lively discussions of current literature. The group meets virtually on the first Thursday of each month.

Date: Thursday, October 3

Book Title: Run Me to Earth by Paul Yoon

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location: Your home via Zoom

Zoom Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85495273483?pwd=TWJkMzJueTRwSjVnb04zMWprRzIvUT09 

Upcoming Schedule:

November 5 ­– The Daughters of Erietown, by Connie Schultz

December 3­ – Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, by Kathleen Rooney

 

OCTOBER 6

CONVERSION CONVERSATION: EXAMINE SOME THINGS NEWISH ABOUT BEING JEWISH SERIES

Though our experiences may be limited, conversion is a big and fascinating topic.. Let’s learn the basics, the Jewish viewpoints, the surprising challenges, and, most of all, about the contagious enthusiasm of our “Jews by choice.”

Date: Tuesday, October 6

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Location: Your home via Zoom

RSVP: Registration Link: http://www.wizevents.com/register/7552

 

OCTOBER 7 

ATTEND THE NCJW/CLE-SPONSORED FILM, “ACTIVIZED,” AT THE CHAGRIN DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

In this film, we will follow seven ordinary American citizens who leave their comfort zones to become involved in issues such as gun violence prevention, voting rights, and immigration rights.  The writer/director, Eric Stange, will be joined by Gail Weinstein, one of the activists in the film, for a live interview in the Oct. 7 discussion and Q & A.  Upon registration, you will receive a link to watch this 36-minute film anytime between Oct. 6 -11 at no cost.  Another link will give you access to the discussion.

Date: Wednesday, October 7 (A link to watch the film will be emailed prior to the October 7 discussion.)

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Location: Your home via Zoom

Cost: Free to NCJW/CLE members

RSVP: Registration Link: http://www.wizevents.com/register/7527 FOR NCJW MEMBERS. Non-members can register for this film and for other Festival tickets at the CDFF website at chagrinfilmfest.org

Questions: Jean Heflich, jeanheflich@gmail.com or 216-595-5313

 

OCTOBER 8

GET READY, GET SET, VOTE! PART TWO – AN INCLUSIVE SESSION FOR ALL VOTERS

Doug Blecher, autism personal coach, will continue the conversation on the importance of ALL voters to exercise their right to vote and will assist STEP-BY-STEP through the process.

Date: Thursday, October 8

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Your home via Zoom

RSVP: Registration Link: http://www.wizevents.com/register/7547

 

 

OCTOBER 14 (WITH SESSIONS THROUGH MAY 2021)

REGISTER NOW FOR RETELLING ART HISTORY – ART APPRECIATION SERIES 2020-2021

NCJW MEMBERS ONLY

This seven-session, Zoom, interactive and discussion-based course will retell art history focusing on significant moments, themes, and issues, drawing upon key works in the CMA collection and exhibitions. The course will center on artists who have long been disregarded by art history and are now newly acknowledged for their contributions. Participants will learn about these collection objects and the new stories they tell and will develop a critical awareness of how museums frame works of art and tell stories. Sessions will be held the second Wednesday morning of each month.

 

Session 1: The Many Stories of Modern Art I
The Impressionisms of Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt

These women were important members of the Impressionist circle, exhibited widely with the group, had close friendships with male artists, like Édouard Manet and Edgar Degas, and were equally innovative in terms of style and subject. How does our historical understanding of this movement change by focusing on the work of two women artists?

Date: Wednesday, October 14

Time:  11:00 am – 12: 00 pm or 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Location: Your home via Zoom.

Cost: $36.00 per member for the series

To register: Registration Link: http://www.wizevents.com/register/7467. (You must choose which class to attend – morning or evening.)  To maintain the interactive nature of our classes, space is limited.

NCJW Chairs: Dana Darvin and Susan Shapiro

Please note: Topic content, which is subject to change, will be the same at both times.

 

November 11

Session 2: The Many Stories of Modern Art II
What If Modern Art Were Taught Without Picasso?

This session will introduce participants to under-recognized figures such as Paula Modersohn-Becker, Gabriele Münter, Wilfredo Lam, Alexandra Exter, and Dora Maar.

 

December 9

Session 3: The Many Stories of Modern Art III
African Art and Modernism

This session will cover modern African art and artists, plus how Europeans of the time, like Picasso and Matisse, understood African art.

 

January 13, 2021

Session 4: The Many Stories of Modern Art IV
Modern Art in the United States: Focus on the Harlem Renaissance

To understand this distinctly American approach to modernism, participants will explore the artists of the Harlem Renaissance, such as photographer James Van Der Zee, sculptor Augusta Savage, and painters Jacob Lawrence and Aaron Douglas.

 

March 10, 2021

Session 5: Rethinking Museums
Cultural Ownership and Repatriation

Museums are the result of imperialism and colonialism, and some works of art have entered collections through questionable means. Using the CMA’s collection of bronze sculpture from the Benin Kingdom and objects recently returned to Cambodia, we will explore this issue and recent calls for repatriation.

 

April 14, 2021

Session 6: Contemporary Stories I
Portrait and Figure

Learn how contemporary artists such as Mrinalini Mukherjee, Kendell Geers, Robert Colescott, Kara Walker, and Jenny Holzer have re-envisioned the representation of the human figure.

 

May 12, 2021

Session 7: Contemporary Stories II

Industry and Process

Explore how contemporary artists, including Richard Serra, Lee Bontecou, Cady Noland, Teressa Margolles, and Liza Lou, use a wide range of materials and processes, such as re-use of found objects, manipulation of industrial material and longstanding craft-based traditions.

 

OCTOBER 15 

2020 TRANSITION BOOSTER – GUARDIANSHIP & OTHER ALTERNATIVES

Presented by Live Special
In this session, you will learn what Guardianship is, what other options exist, and why it is important to think carefully about this decision. Develop a better understanding of the legal considerations and process; see examples of county probate court forms and applications and become more prepared and empowered with resources to make informed decisions about your loved one’s life. Speakers: Kristen Henry, Executive Director, Advocacy and Protective Services, Inc. (APSI); and Families with Experience: Tina Dobbins, Debbie Picker, and John Hearns.

Date: Thursday, October 15

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Your home via Zoom

Register Here: https://tinyurl.com/ww2s4nl 

 

OCTOBER 27

SEEKING SPIRITUALITY: EXAMINE SOME THINGS NEWISH ABOUT BEING JEWISH SERIES

If you yearn to nourish your Jewish soul, you’re not alone. Judaism has some surprising answers, accessible tools, and a mandate to cultivate mindfulness, mystical or not.  Let’s begin to reclaim them for our own well-being in this session.

Date: Tuesday, October 27

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Location: Your home via Zoom

RSVP: Registration Link: http://www.wizevents.com/register/7553

ACTIVITIES TO DO ANY DAY IN OCTOBER  

 

SHARE WHAT YOU WEAR

Share What You Wear (SWYW) is continuing to grow the community closet in Warehouse H.   We are seeking gently used clothing for children in grades K-12.  In addition, we are accepting both full-size and travel size, unopened toiletries (deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, soap, face wash, tampons and pads, razors and shaving cream).  If you have donations, please write “SWYW” on the bags/boxes.  If you have any questions, email Niki Resnick, nikiresnick@gmail.com.

 

KNIT FOR A CAUSE

KNITTERS NEEDED TO SUPPORT OUR PROJECTS

As the days get colder, are you thinking about how to stay active and safe while providing direct service to our community? If you are a knitter, our Digknitty committee will fill your time with meaningful work. Members are busy knitting hats, scarves, and blankets, as well as toy bears and snakes, to donate to a variety of organizations. Community need is great and the committee is seeking new members to join this impactful group.

 

You can do this activity safely from home. We provide the yarn, through either contactless pick up from our office or delivery to your home.

 

  • We are currently knitting to support:
  • The Homeless Stand Down
  • Concerned Citizens Community Council, a grassroots organization supporting the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood
  • Zelma George Family Shelter
  • University Settlement, a social service agency serving the Slavic Village neighborhood

 

To join the committee, or for additional information, please contact Anita Pupa, apupa18@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

DID YOU MISS AUGUST EVENTS FROM THE STRONG WOMEN / POWERFUL VOICES SERIES?

You can watch them here.

 

MENTAL HEALTH AND COPING DURING COVID-19, FEATURING DR. SUZANNE SCHNEPS

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/DuAinHBh68uDDsT6gv_Heo51yeYfP3fCK1oxFMgMs48CtQzLkHLPlIaN_mvqvpek.Gocbm2UKrLoi_pcQ

Password: ncjwcle20!

 

THE BIG READ, FEATURING JUDI WOLF

Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/VSz1DvexrYHJyfWO1H6DGE4ro8SL9rwXxHtlMFPqdFrFDv7sOCPlrtMmUNdMHu-7.YMoiPoPUU3YQiC_e

Password: ncjwcle20!

 

LEARN HOW TO ENCOURAGE VOTING: EDUCATE ALL COMMUNITIES

LInk: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/khH4XttqaysEPwus7Iac4HOz17T7gN1Yobjo2b3J7AfEkB1ib_R1scfDxuFpvJs7.SMwzjtXIMvgmqkHz

Password: ncjwcle20!

 

INCLUSIVE VOTING FOR ALL VOTERS

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/K5-FyYawAzOknLMSWMCoAO39qYhtg7IieNfhSbUkiRPwqEpLkynIHyTIM5c75WfI.eVJnDXAowJlJBpOc

Password: ncjwcle20!

 

 

RETAIL OPERATIONS

THRIFTIQUE SHOWROOM IS OPEN (FOR LIMITED HOURS)

Days: Wednesday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Social distancing and masks required

New merchandise weekly!

 

NCJW/CLE’S WAREHOUSE IS OPEN FOR “NO-CONTACT” DONATIONS!

Dates: Mondays and Thursdays ONLY

Times: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

 

Guidelines:

  • NCJW/CLE staff will not be permitted to handle any donations. Donors will need to unload their own vehicles.
  • Donors should have all items in bags, boxes or on hangers and will need to place them in properly labeled receptacles.
  • Donors should save any larger items for when staff can be of assistance.
  • Donors are required to practice social distancing.
  • Donors should not go to the warehouse if they have a cough, shortness of breath or any other COVID-19 symptoms.

 

WAYS TO SUPPORT NCJW/CLE

 

MAKE YOUR ANNUAL FUND GIFT TODAY!

Your donation to the NCLW/CLE Annual Fund supports our mission of Tikkun Olam by turning progressive ideals into action.

 

During these challenging times, NCJW/CLE has found innovative and creative ways to intensify our activities, developing new strategies to serve our community based on COVID 19-related needs; remaining socially active for our traditional causes; and educating our community on issues that matter. Now more than ever, we need your generous support.

 

Questions? Call one of our Annual Fund co-chairs, Allison Levine216-577-9053, or Char Rapoport Nance312-317-9773.

Click here to donate https://ncjwcleveland.org/donate/annual-fund/

 

DONATIONS REQUESTED FOR THE BARBARA MANDEL EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND

Donations to this fund will support relief-financing for identified NCJW/CLE project needs, such as materials for making masks, meals for healthcare workers and the enhancement of current projects for organizations we already work with in our community. These funds are not to be given to any individual.

Click here to donate https://ncjwcleveland.org/donate/barbara-mandel-emergency-relief-fund/

 

RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP

NCJW/CLE is remaining active and relevant while keeping our members safe. Your donation ensures that we continue our social activism, community service and engaging, easy-to-access online programming. Your annual membership will carry you through June 30, 2021.

Click here to join https://ncjwcleveland.org/join/

 

SUPPORT NCJW WITH FACEBOOK AND AMAZON SMILE!

Facebook:

Have a birthday or celebration and want to encourage others to honor you through a contribution? It’s easy. When you draft a new post on your Facebook page, hit the “Support Nonprofit” button, type in National Council of Jewish Women Cleveland, and voila – people can donate!

 

Amazon Smile:

On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, select NCJW/CLE as your charitable organization to receive donations from purchases before you begin shopping. Every eligible purchase you make through AmazonSmile will result in a donation.