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THE NCJW/CLE VOICE MARCH 2021

 

UPCOMING ZOOM-A-BRATIONS

 

MARCH 9

TUNE IN TO THE WINTER MEETING: NWAKA ROCKS!

Nwaka Onwusa, Vice President of Curatorial Affairs & Chief Curator at The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, will speak about the leadership and vision that led her to become one of Cleveland’s most rockin’ women. Get a behind-the-scenes look at Rock Hall displays and hear inside stories about exhibits Onwusa has worked on. Event discussion moderated by Grog Shop owner, NCJW/CLE member and event chair, Kathy Blackman.

Date: Tuesday, March 9

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Your home via Zoom

RSVP: Registration Link: https://ncjwcleveland.org/events/winter-meeting-nwaka-rocks/

 

MARCH 16

CELEBRATE A WOMEN’S VIRTUAL SEDER

Artwork from students at International Newcomers Academy at Thomas Jefferson will complement this year’s theme, “Immigration: Planting the Seeds for a New Life.” A Haggadah and supply list will be provided prior to the event. Any donations made will benefit the arts programming at the International Newcomers Academy.

Date: Tuesday, March 16

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Your home via Zoom

RSVP: Registration Link: https://ncjwcleveland.org/events/a-womens-seder/

 

MARCH ZOOM-TIVITIES

 

MARCH 4, 11, 18, 25

PRACTICE 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, March 4, 11, 18, 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

 

MARCH 4

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, March 4

Book Title: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location: Your home via Zoom

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83356840529?pwd=S2tPQkUvYjVrV29ZRVRUNnlNTC80QT09

 

Upcoming Schedule: 

April 1: Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson

 

MARCH 5

TOUR THE MALTZ MUSEUM WITH RBG – VIRTUALLY

Enjoy a Special Private Tour of the Maltz Museum’s newest special exhibition, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, led by NCJW/CLE member and Maltz docent, Eti Ganin. Limited availability.

Date: Friday, March 5

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: Your home via Zoom

Registration Link: https://ncjwcleveland.org/events/maltz-museum-tour/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARCH 9

LEARN ESSENTIAL LIFE LESSONS – SOME THINGS NEWISH ABOUT BEING JEWISH WITH CHERYL GORDON

Since each of us is a continuous work in progress, we’ll reference the writings of Harold Kushner and other contemporary rabbis as we look at some profound and helpful lessons to process, internalize and, perhaps, share with others.

Date: Tuesday, March 9

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Location: Your home via Zoom

RSVP: https://ncjwcleveland.org/events/essential-lessons-each-of-us-is-a-continuous-work-in-progress-some-things-newish-about-being-jewish/

 

MARCH 18

CONNECT WITH THE NCJW/CLE COFFEE CONNECTION

NCJW/CLE is about community service, advocacy and educational events. But at its core, we are also a friendly community for our members.  With no in-person meetings this year, NCJW/CLE Coffee Connection creates a warm and welcoming venue to connect with each other. If you missed the last gatherings, you have another chance! Just sign up, grab a cup of coffee (or tea), and for one hour we’ll come together for casual conversation with other members, then highlight some upcoming volunteer opportunities. Now more than ever, being connected is so important.

Date: Tuesday, March 18

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location: Your home via Zoom

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

 

MARCH 23

  1. SIMON AND DR.SCHNEPS: I GOT MY VACCINE, NOW WHAT?

Dr. Simon and Dr. Schneps will talk about reentry after receiving the vaccine. The two will discuss safety protocols, the anxiety that may come with entering back into normal life and how to manage everyone’s opinions and approaches as society eases back into routines.

Date: Tuesday, March 23

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Your home via Zoom

RSVP: Registration Link: NEED

 

LOOKING AHEAD TO APRIL

JEN/LESLIE – MAY NOT BE READY FOR THE BULLETIN JUST SAVING A SPOT

APRIL 13

JUDITH LIEBER

 

JEN/LESLIE – MAY NOT BE READY FOR THE BULLETIN JUST SAVING A SPOT, DO NOT EDIT

APRIL 19 OR 20 OR 26

I am so excited that Mark McConville is able to present! He is also willing to do so for no fee!! I am attempting to reach Tanya Hartman and am hoping to find a date that both of them are available of the choices we discussed

Thank you for this great idea. They are both recognized as experts on youth/children and depression and the effects of COVID.

 

 

ACTIVITIES TO DO ANY DAY IN APRIL – FROM HOME

 

YOU CAN HELP SHARE WHAT YOU WEAR (SWYW) ALL YEAR – FROM HOME

Urgent need: donate new and gently used clothing, full and travel size toiletries, and feminine hygiene products for SWYW community projects. Our inventory is extremely low and we need your help to support area children in need or in crisis. Your donations are sorted, packed, and distributed by SWYW committee members to Cleveland neighborhoods and other community partners that desperately need assistance.

 

Questions? Contact SWYW Co-Chairs Niki Resnick, nikiresnick@gmail.com / 216-978-2184 or Heather Schlang, hschlang@sbcglobal.net / 216-956-3021.

 

Click here https://ncjwcleveland.org/2020/09/28/share-what-you-wear-2020/ for a list of most needed items and to learn about recent donations

 

 

 

 

 

BUILDING BRIDGES WITH BOOKS

Wanted: Your gently-used children’s books for the NCJW/CLE and Kids’ Book Bank Little Free Library Project. Give your reading books, UNUSED coloring and activity books new life by getting them into the hands of children and young teens who will love them. Donate at our Warehouse drop-off location, 26055 Emery Rd., at the back of our offices, on Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm.

 

 

DID YOU MISS FEBRUARY’S ZOOM EVENTS FROM THE STRONG WOMEN/POWERFUL VOICES SERIES?

You can watch it HERE.

 

NATIONAL REPRO SHABBAT WITH RABBI LINDSEY DANZIGER

Recording Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/tUSyxEOvJUyHgwc1V677x6zJIAWUP55c5rs-WqkCEaTmeYInPhmEiwjtz_8G4tBj.5Hb-9_jUmkyO3gwr

 

Passcode: ncjwcle21!

 

ISRAEL 2.0 WITH CHERYL GORDON

Meeting Recording:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/6U5EJtSyuLvoJmaq0p9BJq5SZ2j0lUAtITezLRRNCHS64fWNobaBSRgq6b3u2Fc3.La-Mm3MXFqC6nLxV

Access Passcode: ncjwcle21!

 

BOOK DISCUSSION WITH AUTHOR BESS KALB

Meeting Recording:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/drvvIpmud79CUzeq9wdiT0HrOARTvTUB2xLAaGBnODKlnUs_8L4MOuyRyr0QCW4L._4OOgI6Y-Sg0Ioik

Access Passcode: ncjwcle21!

 

VACCINES: DR. SIMON AND DR. SALATA

Meeting Recording:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/8Fq1iZEdJONQ90EE6ltz4Ua-1F5-YiCPXy4kau1I7G7J4Ns_JotWkn7HWXctfcSV.ZvRCKFsd0ISKNjIa

Access Passcode: ncjwcle21!

 

STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING WEBINAR WITH MARSHAL PETE ELLIOT 

Meeting Recording:

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/C8JJSiuIUFsUn0SsZxQ7V3SvS6GXNRRtf7B7mUmaJySgHEIZsIzZsF0sw0TEBY_e.meE_lYJr3_wqEz77 

Access Passcode: ncjwcle21!

 

RETAIL OPERATIONS

THRIFTIQUE SHOWROOM IS OPEN (FOR LIMITED HOURS)

Days: Wednesdays – Fridays

Times: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Social distancing and masks required.

New merchandise weekly!

 

NCJW/CLE’S WAREHOUSE, 26055 Emery Rd, behind the offices, 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

 

JEN, THIS IS WHAT JOANN SALON WANTED TO USE FOR FUND DEVELOPMENT BELOW IN RED….BUT RIGHT AFTER IT IS THE ANNUAL FUND THING.  SHOULD WE COMBINE THEM? – combined

 

STIMULUS CHECK = TZEDAKAH

Another round of stimulus checks may be right around the corner. Please consider donating yours to the NCJW/CLE Annual Fund to help us continue to do impactful work helping those in need during these challenging times. Your donation to the NCJW/CLE Annual Fund turns progressive ideals into action.

 

Questions? Call one of our Annual Fund co-chairs, Allison Levine, 216-577-9053, or Char Rapoport Nance, 312-317-9773.

 

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

 

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.

 

 

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS:

Sherri Appleton, Ben Becker, Hallie Duchon, Gayle Gathercole, Lee Leibenson, Deanna Manes

 

WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU OF THE PASSING OF:

Bobbi Dworken, Jacqueline Elsner