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. 2 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 5 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 18 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. 3 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 44 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 5 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. 66 Great tickets for Theater • Concerts • Opera • Dance and More! WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO STUDY! 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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! 7 National Council of Jewish Women New York Section Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID New York, NY Permit No. 2596 241 West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023 212-687-5030 www.ncjwny.org Donate to NCJW NY and/or register for classes and events! Your payment is your reservation. Date Price $72, $125, $175 Annual Membership 2014-2015 Class/Program JWRC Film Festival Thanksgiving Dinner Russ & Daughters Total $18 members, $23 non-members FREE, $35 non-members Name: Address: Phone Number:Email: My check in the amount of $ Please charge my credit card $ Card # Signature , payable to NCJW NY, is enclosed. . Visa MasterCard AmEx Expiration Date Security Mail this form and your payment to: NCJW NY 241 West 72nd Street New York, NY 10023. For more information, please contact [email protected] or (212) 687-5030.
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