NCJW/Cleveland E-Bulletin
NEWS YOU CAN USE

December 2012, Volume 1 Issue 1
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26055 Emery Road
Warrensville Hts.,OH 44128
Office: 216.378.2204
Fax: 216.378.2205
www.ncjwcleveland.org
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MISSION 

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. 

Office Information
Faye Bass
President
ext. 102


Mindi Axner
Executive Director
ext. 103


Becky Brouman
Director of Volunteers
ext. 105

Julie Hayes
Operations Administrator ext. 100

Cheryl Ross

Administrative Coordinator
ext. 101


Meryl Simon
Bookkeeper
ext. 107

Annette Paley
Administrative Assistant
ext. 106


NCJW Happenings...
 
DigKnitty Projects  Hat and Scarf knitted by the Digknitters


Shelly Friedman wraps cookies to be sent oversees to the men and women in the armed forces over the holidays


Clothing collected for Share What You Wear
Ali Wentworth Speaks To Over 500 Women at the 2012
Opening Meeting 

At Wade Oval Wednesday
Children Taking the Pledge to Not Touch Guns
 
 

Welcome to our first E-Bulletin,  

News You Can Use!  

 

      I hope you find this new format as exciting, easy to read, and informative as I do. This monthly communication will keep you up to date on all NCJW/Cleveland news and goings on. 

     Every year, as we get ready to celebrate Chanukah, I think of my mother making latkes and my father telling me the story of the Maccabees. That story always inspired me because it spoke to the adversities people sometimes must go through and the actions they must take in defense of their beliefs. The passion of the Maccabees and their steadfast commitment to their values during hardship has always resonated with me.

      As volunteer members of NCJW/Cleveland, we also use direct action to convey how passionate we are about our beliefs. Through programs and education, direct community service, and advocacy initiatives, we make a difference in the lives of so many in our community. Whether you're a seasoned volunteer or new to our community, I invite you to take part in any or all of the many volunteer opportunities and programs listed below. I promise that it will fill you with "light."

            Wishing you a Happy Chanukah!  

Faye Bass

Faye

 

SAVE THESE DATES! 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

NCJW Winter Meeting Luncheon & Boutique with guest speaker Cantor Kathryn Wolfe Sebo.  This popular Boutique featuring local artisans will begin at 10:30am. Emerging Leader awards will be given out! Watch your mail for the invitation. 

 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Jewish Heritage Night at the Q

Cleveland CAVS vs. Toronto Raptors - NCJW/Cleveland's Entertainmobile and The High Notes to perform! Details to follow next month.

 

PROGRAM & EDUCATION

Co-Vice Presidents

Wendy Elconin & Ilene Nolish 

BOOK GROUP

NCJW/Cleveland's book group meets the first Thursday of each month in the conference room at the NCJW office at 1:00 PM. Those who wish to eat together before the book discussion may gather at noon with a brown bag lunch. The upcoming book selections are:

December 6:   The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle

January 3:      Once We Were Brothers by Ronald Balson

 

ANNUAL DINNER AND MOVIE

Bring your friends and join us at the Cedar Lee Theater, followed by dinner and discussion with former Plain Dealer film and drama critic, Donna Chernin Kurit. When you call the NCJW office register, please give us your email address so that we can contact you with the movie title and time.

 

Date:        Monday, January 7

Time:       Approx. 4PM

Place:      Cedar Lee Theater then Lemongrass Restaurant

Cost:        Movie Ticket & Dinner  

Deadline: Dec. 31

Chair:      Lynn Barry

 

ZUMBA

Let's warm up on a cold winter day and have an hour of fun with Heather Koniz, of the Cleveland City Dance Company. Zumba, a dance-fitness phenomenon created by Beto Perez, fuses Latin and international music with a variety of dance movements to create a fun-filled workout. Zumba allows participants to tone their bodies and strengthen their cardiovascular health while dancing to the beat. Come try it!

 

Date:        Wednesday, January 16

Time:       11:00AM

Place:      The Cleveland Dance Company

                13108 Shaker Square

                (SW corner of square, 2 doors away from theater.   

                Free parking in back - look for purple awning)

Donation: $5

Chair:      Courtney Laves-Mearini

  

THE CLEVELAND THEATRE:

THE CRITICS, THE THEATRES, AND YOU

Join us on two Thursdays in January for an enlightening and interesting series presented by ROY BERKO. Roy is a well known critic, college professor, actor, director, and an entertaining speaker. He will regale us with secrets of Cleveland theatre venues, current productions, facts and quips about the history and eccentricities of the theatre world.

Dates:      Thursday, January 10 and January 24 

Time:        1:00PM

Place:       Beachwood Family Health Center, Conference D

                 26900 Cedar Road (next to Beachwood Place)

Donation:  $15

Chair:        Linda Barnett

  

THE MAKING OF "CAROUSEL"

An NCJW Collaboration with The Musical Theater Project

"Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart, and you'll never walk alone." That's how Rodgers & Hammerstein ended their classic 1945 tale of star-crossed lovers Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan - one of the most beloved of all Broadway musicals, Carousel. Join us and you'll hear the story of its creation along with every piece from the score including "If I Loved You," "Mr. Snow," "Soliloquy," "June Is Bustin' Out All Over" and the glorious "Carousel Waltz." It's an encore performance of a multi-media concert that sold out last year.

 

Hosted by: Bill Rudman and Nancy Maier with vocalists Jessica Cope, James Dickason, Jared Leal, Cynthia O'Connell and Fabio Polanco.

Date:    Sunday, January 20

Time:    3:00PM

Place:    Notre Dame College (Regina Hall)

Cost:     $14 member price through 1/11

             $16 member price after 1/11

             $20 preferred member price through 1/11

             $24 preferred member price after 1/11

 

--- RSVP FOR PROGRAMS TO ---

Cheryl at the NCJW Office: 216.378.2204 ext. 101 

 

 

EVENING BRANCH

Co-Presidents

Sandra Arnovitz & Arielle Cohen 

 

CHANUKAH PARTY

 When:   Thursday, December 6

             7:00 - 9:00 PM  Where:  Bead Q

             8584 East Washington St. Ste. B 

             Chagrin Falls, OH 44023
             440.708.1771

Why:     To Make Beautiful Beaded

             Bracelets or Necklaces with Friends

Who:     Evening Branch Women & Your Friends (Women J)

Cost:     $5 for Snacks & the cost of materials for your creation

 

RSVP:    Susie Friedman at susie_friedman@hotmail.com

             Amy Zlotnik at zebra1@roadrunner.com

 

 CLICK HERE - NCJW/Cleveland Website  

 

 

HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING

With the holidays on the way...  Making a Tribute Donation to NCJW/Cleveland in is a great way to Honor a loved one and support our programming needs.  A special note will be sent to the recipient or family acknowledging your thoughtfulness.  Call Cheryl at 216.378.2204 ext. 101 at the NCJW/Cleveland Office.

 

  

NEWS ABOUT ADVOCACY

Marie Smith, Vice President 

"The Committee to Stop Gun Violence is holding informal conversations around the subject of Gun Violence Reduction in people's homes.  The first will be in the home of Susan Reis.  
For more information please contact Susan at:
sixreis@gmail.com or 216.464.8836  

 

HOUSE MEETING ON GUN REDUCTION VIOLENCE

Date:       Sunday, January 13, 2013
Time:       7-9 p.m

Address:  2718 Green Road, Shaker Heights 

RSVP:       Susan by Jan 6th      

 

    

MAKE A DIFFERENCE... VOLUNTEER!

Call Becky Brouman, Director of Volunteers ext. 105 to see how  

YOU can make a difference  

for your community!   

CLICK HERE for Community Service Opportunities 


NCJW/CLEVELAND
WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS
 

Rozelle E. Atkins                        Leanne Leavitt

Casey Bankhurst                        Kimberly Leikin

Laurel Barr                                Nancy Leizman

Beth Berger-Jacobs                    Barbara Levene

Anne Bloomberg                         Miriam Lidsky

Judi Bolinger                              Sandra Littman

Jill Braun                                   Susan Lomaz

Suzanne Cooper                         Debbie Malkin

Sue Cutler                                  Karen Marcus

Stephanie Danzinger                  Yolande Margolin

Shari Dombcik                            Kelly Markowitz

Gene Elconin                              Rebecca Meiser

Carol Erikson                              Susan Mezi

Sheri Feigelson                           Rosalyn Muskovitz

Bonnie Flate                               Cheryl Ross

Marilyn Frankel Oif                     Linda Schlein

Debbie Friedman                        Rieda Schubert

Sharon Goldberg                        Melvin Schwarzwald

David Goldfein                            Barbara Shane

Barbara Goldstein                       Sally Simon

Meredith Goldstein                      Amy Small

Lilli Harris                                  Judy Solomon

Sheila Joseph-Groynom               Violet Spevack

Shelia Kleinman                          Gail Stroud

Betty Kohn                                  Randi Sussman

Marian Krieger                            Judi Vilensky

Janet Kursh                                Donna Weinberger

Joey Laidman                             Fern M. Weiss

 

Click Here to make a gift of membership! 

 

Of Blessed Memory 

As of 9/1/2012 

Sarah Dick

Mildred Krasnow

Rosalind Levy

Laya Shaw

Ira Sherman

Thelma Stern

Marjorie Stonehill

Rosalyn Sukenik  

Lillian Wintner

 

Wishing a Speedy Recovery 

Suki Schmelzer after her kidney transplant.  Suki is the  daughter to Lynn Schmelzer an NCJW/Cleveland Past President.  

 

ANNUAL FUND 

Co-Chairs: Fran Doris & Terrie Kleinman  

Much thanks to all of our members who have contributed to the NCJW/Cleveland Annual Fund.  Your contributions go toward all the NCJW projects throughout the community.  It's not too late to make a difference in our programming and services! 

CLICK HERE to make your on-line Annual Fund donation   

 

Feel free to call the Cheryl at 216.378.2204  

ext. 101 to make a donation.



Need to make some end of the year donations?

You donations of gently worn clothing, bric-a-brac, etc. to our Thriftique Showroom support our programs and projects!  Drop off your items to the NCJW/Cleveland Warehouse between the hours of 9am - 4pm Monday thru Friday at 26055 Emery Road

NEED A FREE PICK UP FOR FURNITURE?  CALL ABBE AT 216.378.2264 TODAY!