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THE NCJW/CLE VOICE JANUARY 2021

UPCOMING EVENTS AND ZOOM-A-BRATIONS

SAVE THE DATE

 

FEBRUARY 4

BOOK DISCUSSION WITH AUTHOR BESS KALB, EMMY-NOMINATED WRITER FOR JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE

Bess Kalb is the author of Nobody Will Tell You This But Me a memoir of her beloved grandmother’s words and wisdom culled from  every saved voicemail. NCJW/CLE has partnered with the JCC Book Festival for this evening with Kalb, who has written for the Oscars and the Emmys and is a regular contributor to The New Yorker.

Date: Thursday, February 4

Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Your home via Zoom

RSVP: Registration Link: https://wizevents.com/register/7657

OTHER JANUARY ZOOM-TIVITIES

 

JANUARY 5

THE JEWISH FUTURE: SOME THINGS NEWISH ABOUT BEING JEWISH

Sometimes it seems that many of the “chosen people” are choosing something else and opting out of Jewish tradition and culture. We’re having an identity crisis. How can we help preserve Jewish identity and the Jewish future? Does it matter? Let’s have a conversation and suggest big steps and small ones.

Date: Tuesday, January 5

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Location: Your home via Zoom

RSVP: Registration Link: https://wizevents.com/register/7640

JANUARY 7

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, January 7

Book Title: Trust Exercise by Susan Choi

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location: Your home via Zoom

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

Upcoming Schedule:

February 4 – A Children’s Bible by Lydia Millet

 

JANUARY 7, 14, 21, 28

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, January 7, 14, 21, 28

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

 

JANUARY 13

TRY THAI WITH SUNNY TING OF TY FUN

Traditions in the Kitchen presents Sunny Ting of Ty Fun, who will share some special recipes from his popular Tremont restaurant.

Date: Wednesday, January 13

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location: Your home via Zoom

RSVP: Registration Link: https://wizevents.com/register/7630

 

 JANUARY 14

STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING WEBINAR FEATURING U.S. MARSHAL PETER ELLIOTT

As part of Human Trafficking Prevention Month, U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott and Deputy Marshal Bill Boldin will discuss Operation Safety Net conducted to locate and recover missing children, many of whom were victims of human trafficking.

Date:  Thursday, January 14

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location:  Your home via Zoom

RSVP: Registration Link: https://wizevents.com/register/7648

JANUARY 21

JOIN THE NCJW/CLE COFFEE CONNECTION TO CONNECT DURING THE WINTER MONTHS! 

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 will create a warm and welcoming venue to connect with each other. It’s simple! 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: Thursday, January 21

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location: Your home via Zoom

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

 

JANUARY 22 

UNDERSTAND THE ISSUES: LGBTQ 101 FOR ALLIES

Experts from the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland will host a frank discussion about who identifies as part of the LGBTQ community (and what those letters mean). The Education and Advocacy Training Coordinator, John Licatatiso and the Director of Programs, Gulnar Feerasta, will discuss how to be an ally, current legislation affecting the community and NCJW/CLE’s support of the center.

Date: Friday, January 22

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location: Your home via Zoom

RSVP: Registration Link: https://wizevents.com/register/7656

 

JANUARY 27

AN EXPERT BREAKS THE SILENCE: THE GENERATION AFTER THE HOLOCAUST

In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, NCJW/CLE and the Kol Israel Foundation bring Dr.  Eva Fogelman, nationally recognized pioneer in the treatment of the psychological effects of the Holocaust on survivors and their descendants, to moderate a panel discussion of second and third generation survivors, who will share their experiences.

Date: Wednesday, January 27

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Your home via Zoom

RSVP: https://www.wizevents.com/register/7647

 

ACTIVITIES TO DO ANY DAY IN JANUARY- FROM HOME

 

HELP LIVESPECIAL.COM UPDATE ITS PROVIDER LIST

We are looking for volunteers who can verify our providers from a printed list. Minimal computer skills helpful, but not necessary. Contact Wendy Spitz, wendy@livespecial.com / 216-509-5015

 

And check out the newest LiveSpecial.com magazine at http://www.livespecial.com/Magazine.aspx

 

YOU CAN HELP SHARE WHAT YOU WEAR ALL YEAR – FROM HOME

Share What You Wear (SWYW) creates personally shopped, gender and size specific clothing bags for children in need or in crisis. BECAUSE NEED AND CRISIS ARE NOT SEASONAL, bags may be ordered any day of the year by our partner schools and agency social workers on behalf of their clients.

 

While Covid-19 makes direct service volunteering difficult, here are some ways you can support SWYW and make a difference in a child’s life.

 

 

 

 

Organize a gently-used clothing drive. It’s easy to do and pandemic-friendly. We Zoom with you to create a plan, and you decide your level of involvement.This is a no cost activity that yields big rewards for both you and SWYW.

 

Shop at Thriftique. Because children come in all shapes and sizes, SWYW needs clothing in adult sizes too. Support NCJW/CLE and SWYW at the same time. Shop one of Thriftique’s fantastic sales to make your dollar stretch further. Please contact our co-chairs if you are unsure of SWYW’s needs.

 

Order from our Amazon Wish List. Supporting SWYW is just a click away. View our list here: https://ncjwcleveland.org/2020/09/28/share-what-you-wear-2020/

 

To learn more about how you can support SWYW, contact Niki Resnick, nikiresnick@gmail.com or Heather Schlang, hschlang@sbcglobal.net.

 

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 books new life by getting them into the hands of children and young teens who will love them. Please donate your gently-used children’s books to 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.

 

KNITTERS NEEDED TO KNIT FOR OUR CAUSES    

As the days get colder, you can stay active and safe while providing direct service to our community by knitting hats, scarves, blankets, toy bears and snakes from home with our Digknitty Committee.  The community need is great, and the committee is seeking new members to join this impactful, close-knit group.

 

We provide the yarn, through either contactless pick up from our office or delivery to your home.

 

We are currently knitting to support:

  • Operation Warm-Up and 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 for Slavic Village.

 

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

 

LOOKING AHEAD TO FEBRUARY

FEBRUARY 8

LUNCH AND LEARN WITH THREADS OF LOVE AND COMFORT (TLC)

Kathleen Hackett, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) at Rainbow Babies’ and Children’s Hospital will discuss the life of a SANE nurse and how important the partnership is between Rainbow, UH’s Emergency Departments and NCJW/CLE’s TLC program.

Date: Monday, February 8

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Location: Your home via Zoom

RSVP: Registration Link: https://wizevents.com/register/7649

 

DID YOU MISS DECEMBER’S ZOOM EVENT FROM THE STRONG WOMEN/POWERFUL VOICES SERIES?

You can watch it HERE.

 

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN READING DURING THE PANDEMIC? HOSTED BY WENDIE FORMAN

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/-9pt-ynPdPiqbU6Eslu0ZDF4tgaeIiKqcloLsJcOWJYXLvKPrRB3rVuN7M_tBqjO.zY4jrq6kci9oZdms

Passcode: ncjwcle20!

 

GALA 125: STARRING LESLIE ODOM JR.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rgGIBOZCV4&feature=youtu.be

 

THE GUY IN THE SKY: SOMETHINGS NEWISH ABOUT BEING JEWISH

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/GKM7IN4yOdjnQbjbUALeV6y7qxrp4YDkBMfQKInyQEOwdfBb9jc1NUsrIrnpVNmg.vuV4-L_lD1U8dcMx

Passcode: ncjwcle20!

 

 

 

 

COVID-19: NAVIGATING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/M8TjdYv7s5NEO3LquFG48SqtAJj59tdiLljWXN8w4H8uH0uSzfW-u8E12Rn0eTZv.A9NAUv3jF-RRdGiV

Passcode: ncjwcle20!

 

IS 2020 OVER YET?

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/i9shSij6cga0UkG61mWoFv-xqC6v3wWKcwbuJGPy_b-X_w_78TgGstiTXOKKjTox.QqtUFP_I6oKJ5yH_

Access Passcode: 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, 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

 

MAKE 2021 A YEAR OF RENEWED COMMITMENT

 

Send TRIBUTES to commemorate Birthdays, Anniversaries, Births, Mitzvahs, Illnesses and Deaths.

You can set up a tribute account or pay as you go. Contact Meryl Simon, msimon@ncjwcleveland.org.

 

MAKE YOUR ANNUAL FUND GIFT TODAY!

Your donation to the NCJW/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 by 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 Levine (no comma) 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:

Rachel Bloom, Sydney Gideon, Robin Kaufman, Leora Lanzola, Ariella Levine, Carol Macknin, Debby Rosenthal,

Joanie Rubinstein

 

WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU OF THE PASSING OF:

Boots Freeman, Linda Rich