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April, 2020

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

 

Dear Members,

 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, NCJW/CLE has regretfully cancelled or postponed most April events in keeping with the need for social distancing.  We have indicated the scheduled status of events below.  Some activities lend themselves to group calls, at the discretion of the activity chairs, via an App called Zoom.

 

To learn how to access Zoom or whether your activity is available on Zoom, call or email Lisa Hayzlett, 216-378-2204 (she can still answer calls from home), lhayzlett@ncjwcleveland.org.

 

We continue to diligently monitor the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Ohio Department of Health messaging and will follow their lead.  Keep updated on NCJW/CLE’s scheduling on our website and on social media.

 

As always, feel free to call or email me with questions or comments (president@ncjwcleveland.org).

 

In hopes we all keep safe, healthy and connected,

Elaine Geller

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Please be sure to open our weekly updates!

With so much information coming at us every day, NCJW/CLE wants to help you cut through the clutter. Each week, we will be providing you a weekly update with actionable items you can take or things you can do to help fill your time in a meaningful way. Our mission to change the lives of women, children and families continues even as our doors are (temporarily) closed!

 

POSTPONED

APRIL 21: GALA 125

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

Be in the room where it happens!

 

JUNE 9: ANNUAL MEETING

Details to follow.

 

GO & DO (FROM HOME) IN APRIL

 

KNIT FROM HOME

APRIL 1, 23, 29

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.  For the month of March, Digknitty donated 23 teddy bears to the Threads of Love and Comfort Project (TLC!)

Dates: When NCJW office reopens, knitting will begin meeting again

Contact: Lisa Hayzlett, 216-378-2204

Chairs: Sandy Levine, Anita Pupa

 

MOVED TO MAY

APRIL 2

JOIN THE BOOK GROUP 

It meets the first Thursday of each month, September – May.

Book: The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

Date: Thursday, April 2

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location: Beachwood Library, 25501 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood

Cost: No fee to participate, but you must be a member and send your current email address to Susan Kahn, shkahn@sbcgloabal.net / 216-403-3698.

 

Upcoming date and book selection:

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

 

CANCELLED

APRIL 3  JUDAIC OUTREACH

Join us in serving lunch for our friends at Jewish Family Service Association (JFSA). Celebrate the beauty of sharing a Seder together.

Date: Friday, April 3

Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location: JFSA Building, 29125 Chagrin Blvd., second floor (new location)

Lisa, I deleted the RSVP

 

APRIL 18

CANCELLED

NCJW CO-SPONSORS WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL SYMPOSIUM (Lisa, I never edited this before)

The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Symposium: From Complex Legacy to Collective brings together leading voices on the women’s struggle for the vote, the historical meaning of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the extension of the franchise to women.

DATE: Saturday, April 18

TIME: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

LOCATION: Case Western Reserve University, 1038 Bellflower, Cleveland; Tinkham Veale University Center (Ballroom) Parking nearby at Severance Center

COST: $35

RSVP: Lisa Hayzlett, 216-378-2204 Should this be deleted?

Chairs: Rita Rome and Barbara Yaksic

 

STATUS?  Lisa, if this is cancelled, we don’t need to put it in at all since it was never announced before.

APRIL 22

SHOW OUR APPRECIATION ON EARTH DAY

What will we do as an Act of Kindness for the “big blue marble” we call home? It is a mystery!  But it will be meaningful and fun! Join us for a project or two. If it is a lovely day, we might be outside. (We will not be digging in the dirt.)

Date: Wednesday, April 22

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: To be announced, but close to home.

RSVP: Janice Hirshonjchirshon@gmail.com

 

STATUS  Delete this item if cancelled?

APRIL 28

VOLUNTEER AT THE KOSHER FOOD BANK

We will be packing bags of food and/or delivering food to clients. The food bank provides dry goods and produce to families in need, without discrimination.

Date: Tuesday, April 28

Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Location: Kosher Food Bank, 2004 S. Green Road

RSVP: Susan Ringel, susanringel@att.net  Delete if cancelled

 

APRIL 28

JOIN US ONLINE VIA ZOOM – – Cheryl wants this to be a different topic

ISRAEL, IT’S COMPLICATED: EXAMINE SOME THINGS NEWISH ABOUT BEING JEWISH

“I’m confused. I’m angry and I can’t believe what’s happening in Israel.” If you’ve felt this way from what you have read and heard about Israel, please attend this session Let’s try to get some clarity, perspective, and facts vis a vis the political system, bribes and deals, human rights, women, religion, pluralism, etc.   Come hear some Israeli perspectives and learn what’s real and what’s not.

Date: Tuesday, April 28

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Location: Join Zoom Meeting; https://zoom.us/j/812946512 or call in at 253-215-8782

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

 

 

 

 

LOOKING AHEAD TO MAY

As of now, these events are scheduled to take place. We will reevaluate as needed.

 

MAY 17

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

Cleveland Cavaliers assistant coach Lindsay Gottlieb talks about mentorship, opening doors for other people and how women should dream big. Bring your kids, grandkids, and friends! Gottlieb will talk about her history-making journey and how she hopes her own story will inspire future girls and young women.

Date: Sunday, May 17

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: Laurel School, 1 Lyman Circle, Shaker Hts.

Cost: $10 adults; $5 students

RSVP: ADD LINK  Lisa Hayzlett, 216-378-2204

Chairs: Dana Morris and Cherie Dubyak

 

ACT NOW: YOU CHOOSE THE DATE!

 

WE ARE STILL ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO APPLY TO VOTE BY MAIL AND FILL OUR YOUR CENSUS!

Many citizens waited to vote in person while the field of candidates was in a state of flux.  Then Ohio’s primary was put on hold.

 

TO VOTE BY MAIL:

https://boe.cuyahogacounty.us/en-us/vote-by-mail.aspx  

You will be sent a form to apply to vote by mail, and then, you will be sent a ballot to vote in the Ohio 2020 primary.  Be sure to check which election. Primary 2020.  Also check which party, if any.

 

TO FILL OUT YOUR CENSUS:

https://my2020census.gov/   

Help those charged with collecting our census information.  Relieve them of knocking on doors or mailing our questionnaires.

Fill out one for each household.  The information you answer is about who is in each residence on April 1, 2020.

 

ACTIVITY CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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.

Commitment: Groups meet for one hour 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

 

ACTIVITY CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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 USUALLY 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

 

RETAIL OPERATIONS

 

DONOR BINGO; A GREAT STAY-AT-HOME GAME

Since Thriftique Showroom, Thriftique pickups and the Warehouse are closed until further notice, we encourage exploration of closets, kitchens, and living spaces for no-longer-needed pieces that will delight Thriftique customers or DDD shoppers. Put them aside to donate when we reopen.  We will keep you informed.

 

Meantime, play Donor Bingo—a win-win for you and NCJW.

 

 

Proceeds support NCJW/CLE programs and initiatives.

 

WHY YOUR MEMBERSHIP MATTERS / HIGHLIGHT OF THE MONTH

 

Entertainmobile, one of NCJW’s performing groups, premiered its newest show, Broadway, Beatles, and Babes, at McGregor Nursing Home in January to appreciative applause!  Entertainmobile, in existence for more than 45 years, travels Cleveland’s senior circuit performing songs that bring back wonderful memories for their audiences.  These women meet regularly to create, choreograph and practice.  Some have belonged since the beginning.  They have become a Sisterhood of the Travelling Costumes – a real sisterhood of like-minded women. Contact the office for their future performance schedule, and come check out one of their fantastic shows!

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 MEMBERS:

Judithy Aplis, Joy Ann Brown-Latimer, Jan Dreyer, Ricky Fixler, Sara Hume, Courtney Koch, Laura Koslen, Holly Levine,

Sarah J. Rogers, Paula Silverman, Daniel Simon, Lauren Sonkin, Kati Szamon

 

 

WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU OF THE PASSING OF:

Georgene Kravitz, Inge Kurtz, Clarine Saks, Paula D. Zeisler