N ovember 2014 Monthly Update

2014
November
Monthly Update
THE JEWISH WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL Sunday, November 9
Join us in celebrating women — past and present, young and old, famous or new to us. Women making choices and
decisions that will affect their lives and the lives of others. Women passionate about life and equality. Women of courage.
Women discovering what is important to them. At the reception the “Ellie Award” will be presented to the best film.
John Kenrick will join us as guest speaker.
Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Avenue, New York
(Entrance on East 25th between Lex & 3rd)
Film Session 1 ( 3 films ) 11 AM-2 PM
Film Session 2 ( 4 films ) 3 PM-6 PM
Reception/award 6:30 PM-8 PM
Advance purchase per session:
$12 NCJW members; $15 non-members
Purchase at the door per session: $18
Reception (advance purchase only) includes
one film session of your choice:
$75 for NCJW members
$90 for non-members
Friends of NCJW (includes both sessions
and name in program)
Benefactor $175; Patron $150
Order at NCJW NY Council House or
By phone: (646) 884-9461
Online: weblink.donorperfect.com/JWFF2014
In This Issue
Programs & Events ............................. 2-3
Schedule & Calendar........................... 4-5
Features & Services............................. 6-7
Payment Page ....................................... 8
You’re invited!
MEMBERSHIP EVENT
November 10
6:30 PM
Featuring Mark Russ Federman, author of Russ & Daughters: Reflections
and Recipes from the House That Herring Built
Join us and the former owner/proprietor of Russ & Daughters—beloved
appetizing store on Manhattan’s Lower East Side—as he tells the story
of an immigrant family’s journey from a pushcart in 1907 to “New York’s
most hallowed shrine to the miracle of caviar, smoked salmon, ethereal
herring, and silken chopped liver” (The New York Times Magazine).
Sharing enchanting stories from his acclaimed memoir, Federman will
provide a panoramic history of twentieth-century New York and a
fascinating look at four generations of people who are really into fish.
An appetizing bar will be available for purchase and a Q&A and book
signing will follow the program.
This event is FREE for NCJW NY members who are in good standing.
Non-member tickets are $35/person.
Don’t miss out — Send your reservation today!
For more information and to RSVP, please contact
[email protected] or call (646) 884-9462.
VOLUNTEERS
WANTED
Volunteer opportunities will be
posted here every month. Check
for positions that you will find
interesting, fulfilling, and necessary
to the operation of NCJW NY.
Hours are usually flexible and can
be arranged to fit your schedule.
For more information and to sign
up, contact [email protected]
or call (686) 884-9461.
Box Office: Phone theaters and
music venues to obtain tickets
and then sell vouchers to NCJW/
CLL members.You’ll be the first to
know what’s available.
Hours: 10 AM-12 PM, 1 PM-3 PM
Monday—Friday.
Front Desk: Meet and greet
members and guests, direct people
to offices and activities, answer
questions and be the welcoming
face at Council House. Mornings
and/or afternoons.
Thrift Shop: Sell a wide variety
of interesting merchandise and
work behind the counter at
Council Thrift Shop, 246 East 84th
Street. Volunteers needed at most
hours; open from 11 AM-5:30 PM
Monday-Saturday.
KnitWits: Knit or crochet hats,
scarves, sweaters, or toys for
children in hospitals and shelters
with a friendly group at Council
House, 10 AM second and fourth
Mondays, every month—or work
at home at your leisure.
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Jazz on 72nd Street
With Kenny Williams and Friends
What a party!
Jazz on 72nd Street played to standing room only.
It was a fun and delicious evening benefiting the Ed Bartosik Memorial Fund
to support the arts at NCJW NY.
Natalie Katz welcomed guests.
Kenny Williams and Friends
entertained with great jazz.
A well-stocked bar greeted
guests.
Everyone had a great time.
Sponsored by the CLL Committee
HEALTHY LIVING
We are looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible on November
11th for an interactive workshop to address long-term care, advance
directives, and estate planning with Martin Petroff, Esq. from noon to
1 PM in the Café. Mr. Petroff is an elder law attorney and healthcare
advocate for older adults and people with disabilities. A former staff
attorney for healthcare affairs for the New York City Department for the
Aging, his focus includes Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, and planning
for long-term care.
In addition, we are excited to invite you to the Power of Music with
Rima Starr on December 16th from noon to 1 PM in the Café. Ms.
Starr has over 35 years of experience as a professional singer (including
performing with Pavarotti) and is a music therapist with a Masters in
Music Therapy. In the past 6 years, she has survived 3 cancers and a bone
marrow transplant. Music has been pivotal to her resiliency and strength.
Come learn and grow with Ms. Starr in this interactive workshop.
SPEAK
OUT!
Women’s Advocacy Training Project
HANUKKAH PARTY
Featuring traditional Hanukkah snacks
and the Mazel Toes tap dancers
December 18
1 PM in the Café
FREE—All are Welcome!
National Council of Jewish Women New York Section
Workshop Schedule
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WEDNESDAY
N OV E M B E R
Presenting Your
Message
Tuesday, November 18
Presenting Your Message
Alana Newhouse
Wednesday, December 10
Op-Ed Writing & Placement
Pamela Kling Takiff
with
For more information, please contact
Susie Drazen, (646) 884-9461.
Executive Director,
Hacks/Hackers
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T U E S DAY
Editor-in-Chief,
Tablet Magazine
Program provided by
the Gerson Family Foundation
with
Jeanne Brooks
N OV E M B E R
and
2014
Wednesday, November 5
Social Media for Advocacy
2014
Tuesday, October 21
Learn to Lobby
Become an effective advocate in just
SIX workshops
Social Media for
Advocacy
Human Rights Lawyer
JWRC BOOK CLUB
The Eleanor Leff Jewish Women’s
Resource Center
Thursday, November 20
NCJW NY 241 West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023
Wednesday, January 14
Taking Charge of
Media Relations
Wednesday, February 11
Community Organizing
Register at
www.weblink.
donorperfect.com/
ncjwnywatp
Tickets
$15 ($75 for all)
Time
6 p.m.
Questions? Call Yael Reisman at (646) 884-9462
or email [email protected]
Participants
Women and men of all
ages, limit of 30 people
per workshop
Crossing the Border of Time by Leslie
Maitland
As always, the Book Group will meet at
11 AM at NCJW NY Section Council
House
The CLL Committee invites you to
THANKSGIVING DINNER
Thursday, November 20, 2014
12 Noon
Please join your friends for a traditional feast with all the trimmings!
$18 members
$23 non-members or pay-at-the-door
Join us afterward for Vocal Ease, Music of the Heart, at 2 PM
Part of the Gerson Cultural Arts Series
To RSVP, see last page or contact [email protected] or (646) 884-9461.
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Group & Class Schedule
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
10 AM
Knitwits 2FB
October 13, 27
10 AM
Collage Mixed Media* 4FB
9:30 AM
Conversational
Spanish 2FB
10 AM
Dye Your Own Fabric*
4FB
10 AM
Weaving* 4FF
10 AM
Drama Class* 4FF
10 AM
Stained Glass* 4FF
10 AM
Meditation 4FF
10 AM
Open Studio 4FB
10 AM
Pastels* 4FB
10 AM
ESL 2FF
10:30 AM
Feldenkrais* 2FB
10 AM
Ceramics* 4FB
1 PM
Open Studio 4FB
10 AM
Yoga* 2FB
10 AM
Open Studio 2FB
11 AM
Mind Aerobics* 2FF
11 AM
Body Fitness* 2FB
1PM
Gerson Series 2FB
11:30 AM
Alzheimer’s Support
Group 3FC
11 AM
Short Story 2FF
12 PM
Social Action Committee
Café
11:30 AM
LINC Program* 2FF
1 PM
Writer’s Workshop 3FC
11:30 AM
LINC Program* 2FF
12 PM
Women’s Group 2FF
12:10 PM
Men’s Life Focus Club 2FB
1 PM
Oil Painting* 4FB
2:10 PM
Emotional Aspects of
Aging 2FF
12 PM
Tap Dance* 2FB
1 PM
CLL College: Shakespeare*
2FB
12:45 PM
Astronomy 2FF
1 PM
CLL College* 2FB
3:30 PM
Listen to Jazz 2FF
1 PM
Figure Drawing* 4FB
1:30 PM
Portrait Drawing 4FB
1 PM
Watermedia* 4FB
1:30 PM
Wed. Loss Recovery
3FC
Room Key
1 PM
Tuesday Loss Recovery
Group 3FC
2:30 PM
Current Events 2FB
Café = First Floor
2FF = 2nd Floor Front
2FB = 2nd Floor Back
3FC = 3rd Floor
Conference Room
4FF = 4th Floor Front
4FB = 4th Floor Back
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1 PM
Musical Theater* 2FB
The Box Office is open
on the 4th Floor
Monday—Friday
* Fees apply. Dates,
times, and locations
subject to change.
10 AM-12 PM and
1-3 PM
All programs and
classes are canceled
on November 27 and
28 in observance of
Thanksgiving.
Events & Meetings Calendar
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
November 2
November 3
November 4
November 5
November 6
8 AM-2 PM Café
Community
Kitchen
9 AM-2 PM Café
Food Pantry
6:30 AM-10 PM Café
General Election
1 PM-2 PM
Gerson Series 2FB
4:15 PM-5:15 PM
We Were Slaves
Meeting 3FC
11 AM-12:30 PM
Box Office
Committee BO
2 PM-6 PM
Community Kitchen
Café
November 9
November 10
6:30 PM-9 PM
JWRC Poetry
Workshop 2FF
November 11
November 12
November 13
8 AM-2 PM Café
Community
Kitchen
9 AM-2 PM Café
Food Pantry
6:30 PM-9:30 PM
9 AM-8 PM
Membership
Jewish Women’s
Event with Russ &
Film Festival (BPAC) Daughters
10:30 AM
2 PM-6 PM
CLL Committee 3FC Community Kitchen
Café
Friday
November 7
November 14
10:30 AM-1:30 PM
Management Council
Meeting 3FC
1 PM-2 PM
Gerson Series 2FB
November 16
November 17
November 18
November 19
November 20
8 AM-2 PM Café
Community
Kitchen
9 AM-2 PM Café
Food Pantry
11 AM-12:45 PM
JWRC Steering
Committee 3FC
2 PM-6 PM
Community Kitchen
Café
11 AM-12:30 PM
JWRC Book Club
3FC
November 21
12 PM-1 PM Café
Thanksgiving Dinner
2 PM-3 PM
Gerson Series 2FB
November 23
November 24
November 25
November 26
8 AM-2 PM Café
Community
Kitchen
9 AM-2 PM Café
Food Pantry
11 AM
JWRC Steering
Committee
9:30 AM-2:30 PM
Advocacy Strategy
Session
3FC
9:30 AM-1 PM
PLSP Training
3FC
6 PM-8 PM
Women’s Advocacy
Training Project 2FF
November 30
December 1
8 AM-2 PM Café
Community
Kitchen
9 AM-2 PM Café
Food Pantry
December 2
2 PM-6 PM
Community Kitchen
Café
6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Advocacy Salon 2FB
November 27
Thanksgiving
Building Closed
All Programs &
Classes Canceled
December 3
December 4
2 PM-6 PM
Community Kitchen
Café
11 AM
The Virtuosos 2FB
November 28
Building Closed
All Programs &
Classes Canceled
December 5
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KNITWITS
Advocacy Leadership
Committee Salon
A Volunteer Opportunity
Come join the KnitWits and knit for
needy kids on the second and fourth
Monday of every month at 10 AM on
the second floor!
Featuring Nicole Hockley
Communications Director,
Sandy Hook Promise
Monday, November 10
Monday, November 24
November 20
6:30 PM
2nd Floor Back
NCJW New York’s Advocacy Leadership Committee presents an
evening of conversation with Nicole Hockley, Communications Director
of Sandy Hook Promise and mother of Dylan Hockley.
THE VIRTUOSOS
Hosted by Cesare Civetta
Thursday, December 4
11 AM
Sandy Hook Promise is a non-profit organization led by community
members and several parents and spouses who lost loved ones in the
tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
$5/lecture, payable at the door
Jascha Heifetz
More than a century after his public
debut, the name Jascha
Heifetz
continues to evoke awe and
excitement among fellow musicians.
His more than 65 year performing
career established an unparalleled
standard of violin playing to which
violin­sts around the world still aspire.
Hear recordings and see incredible
recordings and video footage.
Join us as we learn about what Sandy Hook
Promise is doing to combat gun violence and heal
their community after the events of December
14th, 2012.
To register, please contact Yael Reisman at [email protected] or
646.884.9462.
VISIT US IN THE BOX OFFICE
FOURTH FLOOR
Monday — Friday
10 AM-12 PM
1 PM-3 PM
Check out the bulletin boards in the lobby and on the fourth floor for
information on upcoming performances.
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Great tickets for
Theater • Concerts • Opera • Dance and More!
WE WANT TO KNOW
WHAT YOU WANT TO STUDY!
PLEASE RANK YOUR INTEREST IN THE FOLLOWING
COMPUTER WORKSHOPS (ONE OR TWO DAYS)
____Web surfing & searching
____How to Select and Purchase a Computer
____What to Do When the New Computer Arrives
____Digital Security
____PC Maintenance & Problem Prevention
____How to Save on Computers and Everything Related to Them
(aka Who Says There’s No Such Thing As a Free lunch?
or Fabulous Free Stuff on the Internet)
____How to Speed Up a Slow Computer
____YouTube and MORE!
____How to Back Up Files, Folders, or a Whole Computer
____File Management
____Shopping on the Internet
_______________________________Other topics
PLEASE RETURN YOUR RESPONSES TO OUR FRONT DESK!
Name
Phone Number
E-mail Address
NCJW NY
CONTACT INFORMATION
Rita Shapiro
Director of Finance & Operations
(646) 884-9463
Susie Drazen
Director of Community Services
(646) 884-9461
Yael Reisman
Director of Outreach & Engagement
(646) 884-9462
Sari Anthony
Director of Development
(646) 884-9466
Letitia Maun
Social Worker
(646) 884-9471
Rachel Klionsky
Development & Communications
Associate
(646) 884-9465
Andrea Salwen Kopel
Executive Director
(646) 884-9460
Gerson Cultural Arts Series
Thursday, November 6 at 1 PM
Thursday, December 4 at 1 PM
Manhattan School of Music
Bob Spitz
Swing Band
Dearie:The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Thursday, November 13 at 1 PM
Thursday, December 11 at 1 PM
Julie Salamon
The Troubadours
Wendy & The Lost Boys
Music of the Fifties and Sixties
Thursday, November 20 at 2 PM
Thursday, December 18
Vocal Ease
Mazel Toes Tap Dancers
Songs from the Heart
Celebrate Hanukkah!!!
Presentations are free and open to the general public through the generosity of the Gerson Family Foundation
and National Council of Jewish Women New York Section.
Refreshments are served!
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JWRC Film Festival
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Russ & Daughters
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