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June, 2020

         

THE NCJW/CLE VOICE JUNE 2020

 

ANOTHER SPECIAL COVID-19 EDITION

 

 

 

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Members,

As Ohio slowly opens for business, NCJW/CLE is weighing its options. As of June 1, we are accepting donations at the NCJW Warehouse on Mondays and Thursdays in a socially distant, thoroughly safe way, by asking donors to drop off their contributions in the designated receptacles. See below for specific guidelines.

We are continuing to Zoom into homes in June as we offer more fascinating opportunities. We urge you to tune in to the June offerings. (And, in case you missed it, see below for links to recordings to some of May’s sessions.)

 

Cordially,

Elaine Geller

 

BREAKING NEWS

 

NCJW/CLE ESTABLISHES EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the way NCJW/CLE can work in the community.  Our members are asking for ways they can help. We have established THE EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND to answer our need. It will be used to support identified NCJW/CLE projects, such as materials for mask-making, funding meals to emergency workers and the enhancement of current projects for organizations we are already working with in our community.  (These funds will not be given to any individual.)

 

The VPs of Advocacy and Community Service, along with the President and the Executive Director will make decisions about distribution based on the following criteria:

  • It supports the NCJW/CLE mission.
  • It provides current project enhancement or expansion.
  • It supports a current affiliation with the organization.
  • Its financial impact is proportional to the dollars given.

 

Please consider donating to the Emergency Relief Fund to continue NCJW/CLE’s mission to improve the lives of women, children and families during times of crisis.  Click here to donate https://ncjwcleveland.org/donate/annual-fund/. THIS LINK GOES TO ANNUAL FUND, JEN TO CHANGE BACK ON MONDAY?

 

THE 2020 MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORIES ARE IN! 

To receive a copy by mail, please register here, http://www.wizevents.com/register/register_begin.php?id=7377, BY JUNE 30. After that date, you will need to arrange a time for pickup at the NCJW/CLE office.

 

UPCOMING ZOOM-A-BRATIONS

 

JUNE 9

VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING: LET’S GET DOLLED UP!

Let’s pretend we’re celebrating the new executive committee and board IN PERSON. Put on some make-up, wear a stylish luncheon outfit as if we can see all of you.  (Pandemic pajamas are acceptable, but it may feel good to dress up for a change.)  And be prepared for some surprises.

Date:  Tuesday, June 9

Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location:  Your home, via Zoom, with instructions to come upon RSVP.

RSVP: http://www.wizevents.com/register/register_begin.php?id=7381, or Julie Hayes, jhayes@ncjwcleveland.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZOOM-TIVITIES

 

JUNE 1

ACTING TOGETHER TO MAKE OHIO ELECTION-READY

The importance of this election cannot be understated. Join Jen Miller, Executive Director of the League of Women Voters, Ohio, who will provide the latest information on the state-level advocacy issues and how you can make a difference to improve the November 2020 election.

 

At stake are our human rights, our values, our health and our planet.  Your help is needed to encourage Ohio legislators to take the necessary steps to ensure that the election is safe, secure and available to all, especially during the current pandemic.

In one hour, you will learn how you can help to achieve workable solutions.

 

Date: Monday, June 1

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Location: Your home via Zoom, link provided upon registration

RSVP: Julie Hayes, jhayes@ncjwcleveland.org, or Registration Link: http://wizevents.com/register/7371

 

JUNE 4, 11, 18, 25

STAY FIT – 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, June 4, 11, 18 and 25

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

 

JUNE 11

ALL THINGS ORGANIZED: PRO-TIPS TO DE-CLUTTER AND ORGANIZE YOUR HOME

Expert organizer Lauren Herzog will provide professional tips on organizing pantries, closets and more. She will offer tricks on how to pare down, pack up and see what’s donation-worthy.

Date: Thursday, June 11

Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Your home via Zoom, link provided after registration

RSVP: http://www.wizevents.com/register/register_begin.php?id=7382, or Julie Hayes, jhayes@ncjwcleveland.org

JUNE 16, 30

EXAMINE SOME THINGS NEWISH ABOUT BEING JEWISH

Jewish educator Cheryl Gordon leads these sessions on Things Your Rabbi Never Told You.

 

How Judaism Stays Timely

We’ll look at some recent Responsa, the mechanism by which contemporary scholars make judgements on a huge variety of contemporary issues, such as GMOs, female rabbis, drone warfare, plastic surgery, allocation of medical resources and participation of non-Jews at simchas.

Date: Tuesday, June 16

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Location: Your home via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87499173326, or call in at 312-626-6799 and enter meeting ID 874-9917-3326 when prompted.

No RSVP needed

 

Does Tikkun Olam Say It All? 

Is this the only important principle of Judaism? These oft-repeated words are a foundational principle of Judaism.  But is it the only really important one?  Not by a long shot.  We’ll dive into other equally important core concepts together – those that empower our personal actions and the socially-conscious activism of NCJW.

Date: Tuesday, June 30

Time: 12 pm – 1:15 pm

Location: Your home via Zoom, at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84326027731, or call in at 312-626-6799 and enter meeting ID  843-2602-7731 when prompted.

No RSVP needed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE 19

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION

Meditation is a powerful strategy for managing anxiety. Learn tips on how to stay in the present, relax and calm the mind, body and spirit. Mary Bornstein, 35-year veteran in mental health and oncology social work, will guide us through simple steps. She was formerly director of Mt. Sinai Medical Center’s Social Work, Home Health Care and Geriatric Departments, has worked with support groups at The Gathering Place and is a Reiki Master.

Date: Friday, June 19

Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location:  Your home via Zoom, link provided after registration

RSVP: http://www.wizevents.com/register/register_begin.php?id=7383, or Julie Hayes, jhayes@ncjwcleveland.org

 

ACTIVITIES TO DO (FROM HOME) IN JUNE

 

ANY DAY

KNIT FOR A CAUSE

Knit from home and create warm clothing, blankets and comfort toys for organizations that serve families and children in need. Tell us about a group that might like to receive the items.

Dates: When NCJW/CLE office reopens, knitters will begin meeting again.

Contact: Lisa Hayzlett, lhayzlett@ncjwcleveland.org / 216-378-2204

 

ANY DAY

MAKE NO SEW MASKS FOR NURSING HOMES

With increasingly urgent needs for masks at Menorah Park and Montefiore, NCJW/CLE is stepping up to fill the void.  No sewing required for these masks.  (Click here to download instructions)

 

 

MISSED LAST MONTH’S INFORMATIVE STRONG WOMEN, POWERFUL VOICES SERIES?

 

YOU CAN WATCH THE Q AND A’S MODERATED BY MINDI AXNER.

 

LINDSAY GOTTLIEB: A WOMAN ON THE BALL, SUCCEEDING IN A MAN’S WORLD

Cleveland Cavaliers assistant coach talks about mentorship, opening doors for others, and her own history-making journey.

Link- Jen working on it

 

SUSIE ESSMAN: NO CURBING HER ENTHUSIASM FOR COMEDY

This comedian and star in Larry David’s iconic series talks about her path to fame and fun in a world of men.

Watch here: https://youtu.be/PAe1e90_dwE

 

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF PANDEMICS

Suzanne Schleps, Ph.D., and Lisa Damour, Ph.D. share wisdom and advice for adults, teens and young children.

Link- Jen working on it

 

RETAIL OPERATIONS

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 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.

 

Please call 216-378-2264 to schedule a free furniture pickup. We appreciate your patience as we keep everyone safe.

 

 

Stay tuned for updates on the reopening of Thriftique Showroom.

 

Remember to Support NCJW with Facebook and Amazon Smile!

 

  • Facebook – NCJW/CLE is now a registered nonprofit on Facebook, meaning you can raise money directly for our organization online. 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 – AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. When you shop through AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Choose National Council of Jewish Women Cleveland when you make your purchases.

 

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBER:

Rachel Brown

 

WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU OF THE PASSING OF:

Janet Aach, Joan Adler, Judith Liebman, Bunny Lutsker, Carole Schonberg, Joan Whitehill