Current Bulletin

THE NCJW/CLE VOICE JUNE 2021

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AND ZOOM-A-BRATIONS

 

JUNE 8

ANNUAL MEETING

Zoom into 2021: Virtual Installment and Celebration

Date: Tuesday, June 8

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location: Your home via Zoom

RSVP: https://ncjwcleveland.org/events/annual-meeting-2/

 

SAVE THE DATE

 

SEPTEMBER 14

OPENING MEETING

FEATURING CNN’S CHRIS CUOMO

Fighting Falsehoods in Today’s Media

Invitation to follow.

 

OCTOBER 8, 10, 11 & 12

SAVE THE DATES: DESIGNER DRESS DAYS AT MANDEL JCC

We’ll be shopping at “DDD” in no time. In order to make this year’s sale successful for all, please continue donating to the NCJW/CLE Warehouse. (Open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm)

 

JUNE ZOOM-TIVITIES

 

JUNE 3, 10, 17, 24

PRACTICE FREE YOGA FROM HOME

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

Dates: Thursdays, June 3, 10, 17, 24

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 15

DEATH AND AFTERLIFE: LEARN SOME THINGS NEWISH ABOUT BEING JEWISH

WITH CHERYL GORDON

It is not a coincidence that one of the most popular Yiddish phrases is Le’Chayim.” But, eventually that life will end and we really should talk about it. An informative class about our Jewish views on death, dying and afterlife. Spoiler alert: the laws are realistic and kind.

Date: Tuesday, June 15

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Location: Your home via Zoom

RSVP: https://ncjwcleveland.org/events/death-and-afterlife-learn-some-things-newish-about-being-jewish/

 

JUNE 15

COVID 19: WHAT’S NEXT?

Daniel I. Simon, M.D. Chief Clinical & Scientific Officer for the University Hospitals Health System (UH) and the President of UH Cleveland Medical Center will discuss the latest information and data on COVID-19, share forecasting on the virus and provide answers to frequently asked questions.

Dr. Simon will also take direct questions from attendees after his presentation.

Date: Tuesday, June 15

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Your home via Zoom

RSVP: COVID 19: WHAT’S NEXT? – Cleveland (ncjwcleveland.org)

 

 

JUNE 22

SHARING BOOK IDEAS: WHAT SHOULD WE READ THIS SUMMER?

Lee Apple, avid reader and member of the NCJW/CLE book group, will share a few recommendations after which attendees will join break-out rooms where they can share their own book selections. A compiled list will be provided after this event.

Date: Tuesday, June 22

Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Your home via Zoom

RSVP: SHARING BOOK IDEAS: WHAT SHOULD WE READ THIS SUMMER? – Cleveland (ncjwcleveland.org)

 

 

ACTIVITIES TO DO ANY DAY IN JUNE – FROM HOME

 

OUR DIGKNITTY KNITTERS HAVE BEEN BUSY!

What’s better than knitting with the DigKnitty? Knitting for a good cause! Just last month, the Digknitty group donated handmade items including: 24 Stuffed toys, 10 baby blankets and 7 hat and headband sets.

 

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

Donate new and gently used clothing, full and travel size toiletries, and feminine hygiene products for SWYW community projects. Your donations 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 at swyw@ncjwcleveland.org or call co-Chairs Niki Resnick, 216-978-2184 or Heather Schlang, 216-956-3021.

 

Click here to learn more: Share What You Wear – Cleveland (ncjwcleveland.org)

 

BUILDING BRIDGES WITH BOOKS

Needed: Children’s books, always!  These books replenish our programs and right now, specifically, to Little Free Libraries in underserved areas in Northeast Ohio.

 

We especially need early readers and short chapter books!  If your child or grandchild is done with those very early books that she read herself, is she ready to see them go to a good new home?  If so, please bring them to us!

 

We are happy to show your child or grandchild around our warehouse and share pictures of where these books go.  Contact Debbie Joseph at josdeb3@gmail.com to set up a private tour.

 

 

RETAIL OPERATIONS

 

DESIGNER DRESS DAYS

OCTOBER 8, 10, 11 & 12 AT MANDEL JCC

Donating is always in style! Giving back (and giving your designer clothes to a good cause) is the perfect way to ring in spring. Designer Dress Days can’t get here soon enough, and with the help of your great donations, this year’s sale will be a fashionable success, raising money to help those in the community who need it most. Check out co-VP of retail’s tips for cleaning out closets here on Cleveland.com.

 

THRIFTIQUE SHOWROOM IS OPEN (FOR LIMITED HOURS)

Days: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Times: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Social distancing and masks required.

New merchandise weekly!

 

HELP WANTED!

HIRING 2 PEOPLE for Thriftique Specialist/Truck Driver

Must have a valid driver’s license

Email resume to maxner@ncjwcleveland.org

 

NCJW/CLE’S WAREHOUSE, 26055 Emery Rd, behind the offices, IS OPEN FOR “CONTACTLESS” DONATIONS!

Dates: Open Mondays, Wednesdays 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.

 

 

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

You can watch them HERE.

 

THE MATERNAL MORTALITY RATE WITH INDIA ROBERTSON

Recording: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/MEmPCM72fPrAe7t4XKjLUIa1WXPjRTUXAqrYbFt1UPHSjieg1TTUsADxeSjKcyEt.rV80QP-Og_L66pfC

Passcode: ncjwcle21!

 

FLAPPER STYLE WITH SARA HUME OF KENT STATE

Recording:

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/FiBV1934idsZJ3UlrXtBokGNqBvJ-RwRa7D4g_7s-g64VS3vN8zdBz03XRY1PJv_.Y6KMzuKjtE1yvPZV

Passcode: ncjwcle21!

 

WAYS TO SUPPORT NCJW/CLE

 

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:

Jamie Askari, Barb Truitt

 

WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU OF THE PASSING OF:

Jean Caplan, Phyllis Lox, Harriet Morse