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February 2013, Volume 1 Issue 3 
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26055 Emery Road
Warrensville Hts.,OH 44128
Office: 216.378.2204
Fax: 216.378.2205
www.ncjwcleveland.org

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
president@ncjwcleveland.org 

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Mindi Axner
Executive Director
ext. 103
maxner@ncjwcleveland.org  
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Becky Brouman
Director of Volunteers
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Julie Hayes
Operations Administrator
ext. 100

  jhayes@ncjwcleveland.org
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Cheryl Ross

Administrative Coordinator
ext. 101

 cherylross@ncjwcleveland.org
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Meryl Simon
Bookkeeper
ext. 107
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Annette Paley
Administrative Assistant
ext. 106
apaley@ncjwcleveland.org


5055 Richmond Road
Bedford Heights, 44146
216.378.2264
Hours: Thur, Fri, Sat
 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

www.ncjwcleveland.org/thriftique  
Shop the Boutique
featuring these vendors


 Three Sisters Plates

Jewelry & More by Moe

Sherri Besman

Table Top Treasures

Dig-Knitty

Leonard Gilbert Interiors

Stella & Dot

Frances Grum

Betty Jo Houck

Shirley Jamili

Kika Paprika

Jewelry By 2 Brown Girls

Carolyn Landis

Eclectique Interior Accessories Inc.

No Rulz Art, LLC

Gena Page

Simply Silver

Mary Ellen Saltzman

Shani Spiegle

 

and much, much, more!



Beautiful knit items from our DigKnitty Project Volunteers!

Like to knit?
Our DigKnitty knitters meet at the NCJW main office every week!
Let us know if you're interested in joining this active, fun group.

Message from

Mindi Axner  

Executive Director  

   

The day has arrived - February 1st - LiveSpecial.com is live! LiveSpecial.com will allow individuals with special needs and their families to identify doctors, dentists, therapists, financial planners and many others professionals to find supportive services. This site currently has information on over 800 providers in the Northeast Ohio area. Please take a few minutes to see what the incredible team of volunteers and staff has created by clicking on www.livespecial.com.   This is only the first phase of the vision for this project, which is why on April 17th we will be hosting an incredible evening of great food, fun and entertainment at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven. In addition, we will be honoring Elaine Eisner and Scott Gohn for making this idea a reality, and Dr. Steven Wexberg for all he has done both personally and professionally in the field of special needs. For more information on this event and how you may participate, you can visit the site  www.livespecial.com and look under "In The News". I look forward to seeing you on April 17th.

  

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 SAVE THESE DATES!

TOUR AND TECH REHEARSAL OF THE PLAYHOUSE 

Date:  Wednesday, March 20, 2013 
Time:  11:30 am
More information to come!

POINTS OF LIGHT TOUR AT THE MALTZ MUSEUM 
Date:  Friday, April 5, 2013
Time:  11:00 am
More information to come!
   

STANLEY & HOPE ADELSTEIN VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION BRUNCH 
Date:   Wednesday, April 10
Time:   10:00 am
Place:   Temple Emanu El
Cost:    Free
Watch for your invitation.  
 
2013 ANNUAL BENEFIT
One Special Night...Everyone Shines! 
Honorees: Elaine Eisner & Scott Gohn and Dr. Steven Wexberg
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Time:  6:00 pm
Place: Executive Caterers at Landerhaven

This fun-filled evening will raise funds to support LiveSpecial.com, an online resource guide for the special needs community in Northeast Ohio.
Please join us for cocktails, dinner, entertainment, and both a live and silent auction.

Pay tribute to our honorees or celebrate the launch of LiveSpecial.com with an ad in our Tribute Book.  Call Rosean Schmidt at 440.449.4770 for information and to place your ad.

Please consider donating an item or service for our auctions.  Your name will be noted in our Tribute Book.  Call Reggie Harris at 216. 921.5632 or Barbara Daly at 440.248.3307.   
 
- RESCHEDULED DATE -
THROUGH THE EYES OF THE ARTIST: PICASSO 
Felicia has postponed her presentation on Picasso, scheduled for Tuesday, February 19, due to medical constraints.  We wish Felicia well and look forward to welcoming her back.
Date:   Thursday, April 18th 
Time:   10:00 am
Place:   Beachwood Family Health Center, Room D
            26900 Cedar Road (Cleveland Clinic Building) 
   

THE ROAD TO TOMORROW: WOMEN LEADING  CHANGE NCJW MISSION TO ISRAEL 2013 

Co-Chairs: Susan C. Levine (Cleveland Section) and Sharon Lipton (Greater Detroit Section)

Date: October 10-16, 2013

 

Celebrate NCJW's 65-year commitment to Israel on this educational tour, an exciting opportunity for experienced or first time visitors.  The trip will feature Dahlia Lithwick, judicial scholar and award-winning American journalist. Throughout the mission we plan to explore the issues that NCJW women care and advocate for - both in the United States and Israel. The itinerary offers meetings with all levels of Israeli women: grassroots activists, politicians, policy-makers and other leading change-makers who contribute to the betterment of women, children, and families in Israel.  If you have questions, contact: ncjwisraelmission2013@gmail.com.

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PROGRAM & EDUCATION

Co-Vice Presidents

Wendy Elconin & Ilene Nolish  

 

WINTER MEETING & BOUTIQUE

Judy Simkow is modeling a scarf created by our DigKnitty volunteers
We are looking forward to seeing more than 250 of you Wednesday, February 6, featuring Cantor Kathryn Wolfe Sebo.  Come early to shop and visit with friends.  It's not too late to RSVP.  Call the NCJW office at 216-378-2204.

Debbie Joseph and Ellen Rabb will be presented the 2013 Emerging Leader Award.
  Congratulations!
   

 

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.  
     February 7 - Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
     March 7 - Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 
 
THE CLEVELAND THEATRE: THE CRITICS, THE THEATRES, & YOU PART TWO 
It's Valentine's Day and you will love listening to well known theatre critic, college professor, actor, director and entertaining speaker, Roy Berko. Last month he regaled us with facts of theatre history. For the next session he has promised to share secrets of Cleveland Theatre venues, current productions, facts and quips about the history and eccentricities of the theatre world. Please join us! 
Date:    Thursday, February 14
Time:    1:00 pm
Place:    Beachwood Family Health Center, Room D
             26900 Cedar Road (Cleveland Clinic Building)
Cost:     $7.50
RSVP:     Cheryl at NCJW Office - 216-378-2204 ext. 101
Chair:    Linda Barnett

PASSOVER TASTING & RECIPE EXCHANGE
Spring is around the corner and that means Passover is not far behind.  Come with your favorite Passover dish and copies of your recipe! Sign up early, space will be limited.
Date:   Wednesday, March 6
Time:  11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Place:  Home of Betty Naft, 34050 Ada Drive, Solon    
Cost:   Free
RSVP:   Cheryl at NCJW Office- 216-378-2204 ext. 101 
Chairs: Betty Naft & Annette Paley  
 
--- RSVP FOR PROGRAMS TO ---

Cheryl at the NCJW Office: 216.378.2204 ext. 101 

 

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 EVENING BRANCH

Co-Presidents

 Sandra Arnovitz & Arielle Cohen  

 

22nd ANNUAL WOMEN'S SEDER

All Members Welcome! 

This year's theme is "Join us as we explore our unity as Jewish women."

Date:  Monday, March 11, 2013 

Place:  Point East - 27500 Cedar Rd, Beachwood 

Time:  Doors open 6:00 pm for appetizers
          Seder starts at 6:30 pm
          Catered by George from Chicago Deli
Cost:  $25, Children under 13 is $13
RSVP:  Cheryl at NCJW - 216-378-2204 ext. 101 by March 1st
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MEMBERSHIP

 Our recent membership event

at the home of Debbie Kalette was a huge success...

Bring a friend and join us for the next event...

Details will be in the next bulletin.  

1-17-13 Membership Event   
  Left: Penny Levine, Fran Steinbock, Roslyn Muskovitz,
          Marian Krieger

   

 WELCOME NEW & LIFE MEMBERS 

Mary Chaitoff

Arlene Fine  

  Adell Rosenthal 

 Randi Wien 
 

MEMBERS IN MEMORIAM

Natalie Becker

Carol Lou Brown

 Katie Cohn   

Lynn Friedman

 Lillian Harris

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COMMUNITY SERVICE

 Shelly Friedman, Vice President

 

WANT TO GET INVOLVED?  Here is a sampling of some of the activities you may be interested in...  

    

Done in a Day 1-25-13

 

DONE IN A DAY   We would like to continue making pillows for

breast cancer patients.  We need volunteers that can sew and cut out templates.  Please call  Susan Ringel at (216) 591-9593.  

   

IMAGINATION EXPRESS  Please correct your records - Adrienne Wasserman's phone number is 216-382-5278.

  

TRADITIONS IN THE KITCHEN   We will continue to make and send goodie boxes for our Jewish soldiers. To sponsor a goodie box for $15.00 or for information please call Annette Paley at the NCJW office.   


JUDAIC OUTREACH PURIM & CHANUKAH CELEBRATION 
Date:   Friday, February 15 
Time:   11:00 am to 1:00 pm 
Place:   Home of Shelly Friedman, 10 Woodburn Drive, 
            Moreland Hills 
Cost:     Free 
RSVP:    Shelly Friedman - 440-247-7900 

ENTERTAINMOBILE & THE HIGH NOTES TO PERFORM
AT.....JEWISH HERITAGE NIGHT AT THE Q
Cleveland CAVS vs. Toronto Raptors 
Everyone should have received the online invitation to join our fellow NCJW members at Quicken Loans Arena.  Come cheer our Entertainmobile and High Notes as they represent our community singing both the Star Spangled Banner and O Canada.  Special events are planned for our group, including a post-game chalk talk and a Cavaliers' giveaway!  
Date:  Wednesday, February 27
Time:  7:00 pm Game
Place: Quicken Loans Arena 
Cost:  $20 or $39
RSVP:  Cheryl at NCJW Office 216-378-2204 ext. 101  
 

JDN EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER

Alas, your grandchildren or great-grandchildren live far away, volunteer at the JDN Early Childhood Center once a week. The ages of the children range from six weeks to five years. You will be greatly appreciated and the experience will make you smile!  Please contact Becky Meiser Brouman at 216-378-2204 ext. 105 or rbrouman@ncjwcleveland.org.
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A NOTE FROM BECKY ....  

 

We would love to connect you with our wonderful volunteer opportunities! To learn more and to get involved, give me a call any time at 216-378-2204 ext.105, email me at: rbrouman@ncjwcleveland.org or simply stop by the office.  My door is always open! 

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NEWS ABOUT ADVOCACY

Marie Smith, Vice President  

      

COMMITTEE TO STOP GUN VIOLENCE has been active in responding to the Newtown tragedy. There is much work to be done so that we can live in a peaceful society. We are hosting house meetings with various community leaders, and have begun to build our own Coalition. Please call if you would like to work on this most important issue. Call Marie Smith 440-974-9749 or email smithmt20@ameritech.net.   

HOUSE MEETING ON GUN REDUCTION VIOLENCE
Date:   Sunday, February 10
Time:   7:00 - 9:00 pm
Place:   Home of Rita Rome, 3222 Kersdale, Pepper Pike
RSVP:   Rita Rome at 216-896-9906

OHIO COALITION FOR CONSTITUTIONAL VALUES COMMITTEE (OCCV) will be starting up its activities during the upcoming new year. OCCV strives to educate the public about the significance of our federal judiciary. NCJW supports nominees who uphold core Constitution Values, such as reproductive choice, free speech, and separation of church and state. From the time that President Obama took office the Senate has filibustered (blocked) his nominees. Please feel free to contact Marie Smith at 440-974-9749 or email at smithmt20@ameritech.net.

 

BRIEF ADVICE AND REFERRAL CLINICS (BARC)

PRO SE CLINIC

BARC will meet with the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland to schedule and brainstorm for in the upcoming year.  Please contact Susan Bamberger or Marie Smith if you would to join this most worthwhile program.

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January Tribute Donation List

 

Much thanks to the Kaminsky and Scherzer families for listing NCJW/Cleveland as the recipient of donations in memory of  

Arline Joseph & Nancy Meiss. 

 

Click here for the list

 

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Judi Wolf

 

 

Congratulations to Judi Wolf for receiving the Enduring Advocate for Social Change Award to be presented in Washington, DC at the Washington Institute

in March 2013.  

 

 

Space is still available if you would like to participate in this national event.  Call Faye Bass, President at the NCJW Office.  

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      Do you know of a deserving non-profit organization that might be interested in...

THE 7th ANNUAL ROSLYN Z. WOLF AWARD

 

We are currently accepting nominations for the 7th Annual Roslyn Z. Wolf Award.  This $5,000 grant is given to a non-profit organization that demonstrates outstanding contributions to our community and exemplifies the ideals and principles of the late Roslyn Z. Wolf in the areas of youth, family and eduction.

Click Here for the Nomination Application Form. 

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 ANNUAL FUND 

Co-Chairs: Fran Doris & Terrie Kleinman   

 

Many thanks to our members and friends who have contributed to the NCJW/Cleveland Annual Fund.  Your contributions go toward all of the projects we support throughout the community.  If you have not already done so, it's not too late to make a difference in our programming and services as our fiscal year ends June 30, 2013. 

 

 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.  

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5055 Richmond Road
Bedford Heights, 44146
216.378.2264

Click here to visit Thriftique Showroom on the web!

Get rid of the winter doldrums and have some fun!! Join us at Thriftique Showroom as a volunteer. Visit the showroom to see how amazing it is and how much fun it is to volunteer with us.

 

NCJW needs your help to make Thriftque successful. Volunteers are welcomed to price and stock on Mondays and Tuesdays. and are welcomed during store hours on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm. Email Marnie Niver at TVCAMGRL@aol.com to volunteer.

 

CLEAN YOUR CLOSETS AND YOUR CUPBOARDS

Bring us your lightly worn clothing, bric a brac, collectibles, dishes, furniture, and artwork. Help Thriftique and Designer Dress Days raise funds to support our many projects. Your donations are tax-deductible.

  

Drop off your items at the NCJW Main Office/Warehouse

located at 26055 Emery Road, Warrensville Hts, 44128

Monday thru Friday - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

NEED A FREE PICK UP FOR FURNITURE?

CALL ABBE TODAY AT 216.378.2264

    

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