NCJW/Cleveland E-Bulletin
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May 2013, Volume 1 Issue 6    
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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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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  

Hope & Stanley Adelstein Volunteer Recognition Brunch
April 10, 2013




 
LOBBY DAY IN COLUMBUS
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 

Judy Eigenfeld, Rita Rome &
Amy Zlotnik


One Special Night...Everyone Shines
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Here's just a few pictures!


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IN NCJW/CLEVELAND'S HISTORY  

 

In 1919 the National Council of Jewish Women also organized the Big Sisters program to assist isolated young girls seeking help.  They placed these girls in Martha House (Named for Martha M. Wolfenstein), helped them work through some of their problems, and found them employment.  (n.d., Western Reserve Historical Society)  

 


Message from . . .

Mindi Axner, Executive Director   

 

Dear Valued Member,
 
I am so excited to share with you that after months of planning and redesigning Cleveland Section will have an easy to navigate updated website as of May 8th (just a week away). I hope you will take time to visit the site and mark it as a "favorite" so you can refer to it for the latest information on the happenings of NCJW/Cleveland.  To encourage you to visit the site, we have a fun challenge...some where on the site you will be able to find the name of the featured speaker for the Opening Meeting scheduled for October 2nd.  Once you find the name of that person, email her name to Julie Hayes directly from the website and you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of three great prizes. 
 
On behalf of those of us that worked on the new site, we hope you find it valuable.  As always, I welcome any feedback.
 
Mindi
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THROUGH THE EYES OF THE ARTIST 
SERIES CONTINUE
Thursday, June 20
Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center - Conference Room A 
10:30 am 
Details to follow next month.
   

CHAUTAUQUA INSTITUTE TRIP

SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG

Date:   Monday, July 29

Cost:   $58 members / $60 non members includes Admission ticket and box lunch

Time:  Bus leaves at 7:00AM and returns at 4:30 PM

Reservations are required by July 8.  Please call the NCJW office to reserve your seat...216.378.2204 ext. 100.

Chair: Rita Langer

  
NCJW 2013 ISRAEL MISSION: The Road to Tomorrow: Women Leading the Change
This fall (October 10 - October 16), Israel will commemorate its 65 anniversary while NCJW, Inc. will be celebrating its 120th anniversary.  In celebration of these important milestones, NCJW is planning the exciting and educational 2013 Israel Mission: The Road to Tomorrow: Women Leading Change. 
Dahlia Lithwick, Slate.com editor, will be the Mission's Scholar-in-Residence.  

   

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PROGRAM & EDUCATION

Co-Vice Presidents

Wendy Elconin & Ilene Nolish  

  

NCJW BOOK GROUP  
Come join this month's NCJW Book Group which meets the first Thursday of each month in the conference room at the NCJW office at 1:00 pm.  The discussion on May 2 should be lively and interesting. 

The Invisible Bridge, was written by Cleveland native, Julie Orringer.  If you are interested in getting Book Group news, please contact Susan Kahn at shkahn@sbcglobal.net.  At this months meeting, summer book group plans will be discussed. The June 4 selection is The House at Tyneford, a novel by Natasha Sullivans. 

 

THANK YOU 

As we near the close of the 2012-2013 program planning year we wish to thank our wonderful Program Ed Committee for their enthusiasm and participation in planning the creative and interesting programs this past year.  We particularly appreciate the following committee members who chaired our very successful meetings and major events:
  
Susan Bamberger 
Linda Barnett 
Lynn Barry 
Claire Biel 
Carole Faiman 
Karen Wayne Golovan 
Roberta Herman 
Susie Kahn 
Terrie Kleinman 
Penny Levine 
Joan Lustig 
Courtney L. Mearini 
Betty Naft 
Annette Paley 
Rochelle Solomon 
Sue Stanton 
Susan Sunkle 
Joyce Wald 
Enid Yurman

If you are interested in helping plan next year's programs, please contact Ilene Nolish at jammyb@aol.com. 
Wendy & Ilene 
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EVENING BRANCH

Co-Presidents

 Sandra Arnovitz & Arielle Cohen 

    

As our term as co-presidents of Evening Branch comes to an end, we reflect on all the positive ways that NCJW/Cleveland has enhanced our lives.  We are grateful for the opportunity to have served with such a great group of women and for supporting causes that we so believe in.  The friendships that have transpired are certain to grow as we continue our journey with NCJW.  We will both remain active Evening Branch members and serve on the cabinet. Arielle will also serve on the Section Board. 
So, as we leave the role of co-presidents, we are left with conflicting emotions.  Sadness of leaving behind our position and the excitement of seeing what the future holds.  We are looking forward to working with Wendi Shapera and Amy Zlotnik as the next Evening Branch co-presidents.  May we go from strength to strength.

Sandy and Arielle  
Please join us for Evening Branch Installations! 
Date:   Monday, May 13, 2013 
Time:  7:00 pm 
Place:  Melting Pot at Legacy Village
Cost:   $20
RSVP:   Sandy Arnovitz at sga-1962@hotmail.com 

The New 2013-2014
Evening Branch Cabinet
       
Wendi Shapera, Co-President
Amy Zlotnik, Co-President

Darcy Edelman 
Susie Friedman 
Denise Gold 
Laura Halpert 
Michele Kaminsky 
Leslie Moss 
Lori Riga 
Marcy Robbins 
Joy Stoler  
Lauren Werber

Sandy Arnovitz, Past President 
Arielle Cohen, Past President

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 MEMBERSHIP

     

 WELCOME NEW & LIFE MEMBERS 

Sharon Agopian

Marcia Bachman
Janice Biederman
Ann Eland
Louise Elkind
Janet Ghiandoni
Ellen Leavitt
Joyce Rose
Helene Schneider
Susan Stechschulte
Jacqueline Uhrman

  

IN MEMORIAM 

 Shirley Bernon,

Past NCJW/Cleveland President & Honorary Director

 

May her memory forever be a blessing. 

 

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  COMMUNITY SERVICE

 Shelly Friedman, Vice President

      

DONE IN A DAY   
Come stuff and finish our Heart Pillows that are given to women post breast cancer surgery.  the pillows will already be sewn.  We will stuff them and hand-sew a 4-inch seam.  If you can't sew, that's fine; come to stuff and make cards!  Call Becky Brouman at 216.378.2204 ext. 105 or rbrouman@ncjwcleveland.org.
Date:  Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 10:00 am
Place:  NCJW/Cleveland Office
Co-chairs:  Joanne Grossberg & Susan Ringel

JUDAIC OUTREACH - SHAVUOT

Date:   Friday, May 10, 2013

Time:  11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Place:  Jewish Family Service Association

  

JUDAIC OUTREACH - PICNIC

Date:  Friday, June 7, 2013

Time:  11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Place:  Jewish Family Service Association 

  

TRADITIONS IN THE KITCHEN  We will be making a traditional Jewish meal for the Bedford Heights Fire Department.   Interested?  Call Annette Paley at the NCJW office - 216-378-2204 ext. 106    

 
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NEWS ABOUT ADVOCACY

Marie Smith, Vice President  

 
I would like to thank the Advocacy Cabinet and all of the chairs and volunteers who so willingly gave of their time and effort for the betterment of our community.  We really did make a difference this year!
 

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 APRIL TRIBUTE DONATION LIST

 

Making a tribute donation is a wonderful way to  remember a loved one or acknowledge a special occasion.  These donations enable us to fulfill our mission to help women, children and families in our community. To make a donation, please feel free to call the NCJW office at 216.378.2204. 

      

Click here for the list

 

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 HOW YOU CAN HELP...   

 

The Harvard Community Center is starting their summer camp on June 10th. The Center is in need of pre-school aged toys, games and books.  Your donation would make a huge impact in the lives of the campers this summer.  

 

This coming Fall we will be expanding our Literacy Programs throughout the community.  To support this expansion, we are in need of late elementary school books.   

 

You can drop the donations off at the warehouse location at your convenience.

 

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SAVE THESE DATES

 

OCTOBER 2013

25, 27, 28, 29

 

at the MANDEL JCC

   

IT'S SPRING CLEANING TIME AGAIN!!! 

 

Designer Dress Days needs your beautiful clothing, fur coats, costume and fine jewelry, fashion accessories, and purses.  What a great way to start Spring.

 

Donations can be dropped off at our Warehouse located at 26055 Emery Road, Warrensville Heights, Ohio 44128 from 9 -4, Monday - Friday. 

 

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5055 Richmond Road - Bedford Heights, 44146 - 216.378.2264
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

 

VOLUNTEER...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.

  

NEED A FREE PICK UP FOR FURNITURE?

CALL ABBE TODAY AT 216.378.2264

    

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