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THE NCJW/CLE VOICE FEBRUARY 2020

 

 

 

HAVE YOU NOTICED?

The NCJW/CLE Bulletin has a NEW name: The NCJW/CLE VOICE.  It reflects the importance of NCJW/CLE’s Powerful Voice articulated by its Strong Women. It’s goodbye Bulletin, HELLO VOICE.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

FEBRUARY 5

WINTER MEETING: HEADLINES AND HEMLINES: OUR ACTIONS, OUR OUTFITS THROUGH THE AGES

Kent State University’s Fashion Museum experts will take us on a trip through 125 years of NCJW/CLE – what we wore and what we did – with Pop-Up Shoppes for a unique, curated shopping experience.

Date: Wednesday, February 5

Time: 10:00 am, Pop-Up Shoppes open; 11:30 am, Brunch begins

Location: Executive Caterers at Landerhaven, 6111 Landerhaven Dr., Mayfield Hts.

Cost: $40 member; $45 non-members

RSVP: Lisa Hayzlett, 216-378-2204

Chairs: Niki Resnick, Debbie Rosenthal, Barbara Shane

 

MARCH 30: WOMEN’S SEDER

Invitation to follow

 

APRIL 21: GALA 125

STARRING LESLIE ODOM JR., the original Aaron Burr in Broadway’s “Hamilton.”

Be in the room where it happens!  Look for your invitation in March!

 

JUNE 10: ANNUAL MEETING

Details to come

 

GO & DO IN FEBRUARY

 

FEBRUARY 1, 22

PROMOTE THE VOTE, PROTECT THE VOTE

Attend training by Northeast Ohio Voter Advocates (NOVA.) Learn how to register others and make a difference.

 

Date: Saturday, February 1

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Shaker Heights Library, 16500 Van Aken Blvd., Shaker Heights

Cost: No Charge

RSVP: Register online at NOVA-OHIO.ORG. Inform Rita Rome once you have been trained at ritacrome@gmail.com.

Chairs: Rita Rome and Barbara Friedman Yaksic

Date: Saturday, February 22

Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location: Cleveland Heights Library, 2345 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights

Cost: No Charge

RSVP: Register online at NOVA-OHIO.ORG. Inform Rita Rome once you have been trained at ritacrome@gmail.com.

Chairs: Rita Rome and Barbara Friedman Yaksic

 

FEBRUARY 6

JOIN THE BOOK GROUP 

Meets the first Thursday of each month, September – May.

Book: The Woman in the White Kimono by Ana Johns

Date: Thursday, February 6

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location: Beachwood Library, 25501 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood

Cost: No Cost. You must be a member and send your current email address to Susan Kahn,

shkahn@sbcgloabal.net / 216-403-3698.

Chair: Susan Kahn

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming dates and book selections:

March 5 – The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

April 2 ­­­- The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

May 7 – The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stadal

 

FEBRUARY 13, 19, 27

KNIT FOR A CAUSE

Gather weekly to 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.  Since July 1, Digknitty has donated 375 knitted hats, scarves, blankets and knitted toys to Share What You Wear, Slavic Village, Metro General Hospital, Jewish Family Service Association (JFSA) and Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Dates: Thursday, February 13; Wednesday, February 19; Thursday, February 27. NO KNITTING Wednesday, February 5.

Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Location: NCJW, Unit H, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts.

Contact: Lisa Hayzlett, 216-378-2204

Chairs: Sandy Levine, Anita Pupa

 

FEBRUARY 17

LIVESPECIAL TRANSITION BOOTCAMP: BUILD YOUR RESILIENCE AS A CAREGIVER

Providing care for a family member or friend with a complex medical condition or disability can be challenging.  Learn strategies to manage the impact. Light refreshments and child care provided.

Date: Monday, February 17

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Independence Civic Center, 6362 Selig Blvd., Independence, OH; Parking is free

RSVP: Wendy Spitz, 216-509-5015

About LiveSpecial.com: Learning that your loved one has a disability can be extremely traumatic and overwhelming. Many challenging questions arise: Where do I go to get services? What services are available? Who can help me? Finding the answers to these and many other questions can take days, weeks or even months of research and often result in confusion and frustration. The goal of LiveSpecial.com is to be a user-friendly, easy to use, online gateway to the Northeast Ohio special needs service providers.

 

Like us on Facebook: @LiveSpecialNEO

Check out our Magazine: livespecial.com/magazine

 

FEBRUARY 19

HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN THE JEWISH COMMUNITY

Domestic violence affects millions, both women and men, of every race, religion, culture and status, including those in our Jewish community.  It is not just punches and black eyes — it’s yelling, humiliation, stalking, manipulation, coercion, threats and isolation. It’s stealing a paycheck, keeping tabs online, non-stop texting, constant use of the silent treatment, or calling someone stupid so often they believe it.

 

Expert Speakers:

  • Mae Bennett – Coordinator of Domestic Violence Services at JFSA
  • Melanie GiaMaria – attorney working with domestic/sexual violence victims through JFSA & Ohio Domestic Violence Network; CWRU lecturer
  • Rabbi Scott Roland – Congregation Shaarey Tikvah; Vice President of Greater Cleveland Board of Rabbis

 

Date: Wednesday, February 19

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Jewish Family Service Association (JFSA), 29125 Chagrin Blvd., Beachwood,

Begun Board Room & Training Center, 2nd Floor

Cost: $5, to be donated to JFSA domestic violence programs

RSVP: Lisa Hayzlett, 216-378-2204; Reservations required BY February 12

Chairs: Roberta Herman, Roz Grossner

 

FEBRUARY 23

CPR TRAINING: A 125th ACTS OF KINDNESS PROJECT

Bring your whole family to be trained in Hands-Only CPR. It only takes 15 minutes to help save a life! Our goal is to train at least 125 people!  We thank University Hospitals for donating the time of the EMT professionals who will teach attendees.

Walk-ins welcome, but registration recommended to avoid wait times.

Date: Sunday, February 23

Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Location: Orange Library, 31975 Chagrin Blvd., Pepper Pike, Hope Room A

RSVP: Lisa Hayzlett, lhayzlett@ncjwcleveland.org / 216-338-8130

Chairs: Sue Cutler, Marcy Schwartz

 

FEBRUARY 25

IS MY “BEST” GOOD ENOUGH? EXAMINE SOME THINGS NEWISH ABOUT BEING JEWISH

For the fourth year, Cheryl Gordon, MAT-MSJS, an enthusiastic Jewish educator, returns to guide us in Jewish learning in ways you’ve never heard before. This month meet Mussar, a Jewish ethical/spiritual practice that provides concrete instructions on how to live a fulfilled life. Though these writings and this practice have existed for over a thousand years, Mussar was only formalized in the 19th century and has really come into its own in the past fifteen years.  We’ll examine what it advises about friendships, humility, finding balance in life, and more.  Students who don’t love the technicalities of Jewish law do love this uplifting and practical guidance.

Date: Tuesday, February 25

Place: NCJW, Unit H, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts.

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Cost: $5.00 per session; Bring your lunch

RSVP: Lisa Hayzlett, 216-378-2204 to register and get a list of future dates and topics

 

FEBRUARY 26

INAUGURAL MEETING OF FAMILY AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE COMMITTEE

Please join us for the inaugural meeting of NCJW/CLE’s new Family and Sexual Violence Committee.  Connect with like-minded activist members and lend your expertise and ideas to help shape our organization’s response to gender-based oppression, discrimination and bias. Intended topics of committee focus will include intimate partner violence and family violence, sexual abuse and assault, sexual harassment, workplace discrimination, and other identified areas of need.

Date: Wednesday, February 26

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: NCJW Unit H, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts.

RSVP: Tracy Grinstead-Everly, tgrinsteadeverly@gmail.com

Chair: Tracy Grinstead-Everly

 

ACT NOW: YOU CHOOSE THE DATE!

 

JOIN A CAST OF STARS! 

Volunteer for Reader’s Theater, a short-term, interactive theater and literacy program for fourth grade students throughout the area.  We will train you!

Commitment: Groups meet once a week for three weeks, performing for their classmates at the final meeting. This is a “sometime” project that works well with a busy schedule.

Contact: Linda Barnett, linbar0617@gmail.com

 

GET YOUR HAPPINESS FIX AT THE JEWISH DAY NURSERY/EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (JDN)

If you love preschool children, then volunteering at JDN is for you! Volunteers meet with a classroom teacher and agree on a day and time. Especially needed are volunteers who are willing to get on the floor and play, and those who enjoy holding infants ages 2 months to 17 months. Since JDN is open year-round, volunteers aren’t restricted to a traditional school year calendar. Teachers appreciate the time that you give, and the preschoolers benefit from the additional adult interaction and attention.

Contact: Cindy Brodsky, cmbrodsky@gmail.com / 216-470-0518

 

LOOKING AHEAD TO MARCH

 

MARCH 8

ALL ABOUT FOOD ALLERGIES: WHY LIVES DEPEND ON BEING INFORMED: Featuring The Allison Rose Foundation

Food allergies affect everyone – peers, parents, grandparents. Notice more nut-free signs? Restaurant servers asking if anyone at the table has an allergy? Not being able to send cupcakes to school for your child on his/her birthday? Allergies are everywhere – 1 in 13 children and 1 in 10 adults have an allergy, which can result in severe – and even fatal – reactions. It’s crucial for everyone (those with and without food allergies) to be educated and aware. NCJW/CLE is teaming up with The Allison Rose Foundation (ARF) – a nonprofit committed to changing the lives of food allergy families through education, awareness, research and advocacy. ARF has developed a physician driven, evidence-based food allergy curriculum that educates everyone. A team of trained firefighters and paramedics will offer an engaging, impactful and life-saving lesson to all.

Date: Sunday, March 8

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: JCC, Stonehill Auditorium (26001 S Woodland Rd, Beachwood, OH 44122)

Chairs: Rebecca Suhy, Samantha Babcock, Jenna Konstantinovsky

 

 

 

Cost: $5

RSVP: WILL ASK JULIE TO DEVELOP LINK

 

MARCH 19

PASSOVER TASTING LUNCHEON

Please bring a special Passover dish and recipe.

Date: March 19

Time: 11:30 am

Location: Home of Betty Naft; address to be given upon registration

Cost: No Charge

RSVP: Annette Paley, mannanetty@aol.com or Betty Naft, tnaft@att.net. Space is limited.

Chairs: Annette Paley and Betty Naft

 

RETAIL OPERATIONS

 

DO GOOD AND DONATE!

We’re always accepting gently used donations to go to Designer Dress Days and Thriftique Showroom. Proceeds support NCJW/CLE programs and initiatives.

 

Thriftique Showroom also offers free furniture pickups. Call 216-378-2264 to schedule.

 

Drop off donations at NCJW/CLE Warehouse, 26055 Emery Road, Cleveland, 44128. Open Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

 

WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES / HIGHLIGHT OF THE MONTH

 

LiveSpecial.com is a signature project of NCJW/CLE developed from an idea to help families find appropriate providers for their loved ones with temporary or permanent special needs.

 

Your support of this project has enabled countless families to find assistance. LiveSpecial.com offers free educational programs and a free, award-winning annual magazine, which features helpful articles on many special needs related topics. Please check out this newly redesigned website to see our videos, magazines and resources.

And 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.