4th Thursday NCJW Movie Club
Thursday, September 23, 7:00 pm, Zoom
Thursday, October 28, 7:00 pm, Zoom
NCJW movie night is the 4th Thursday of the month at 7:00. All movies can be viewed on either Netflix or Amazon. Watch the movie on your own, then come and share your thoughts!

Our September 23 movie is The Cakemaker. Drool-worthy confections express unspoken emotions in The Cakemaker, the first feature from the writer/director Ofir Raul Graizer and a master class in exquisite restraint. Thomas, a young, talented German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man who dies in a car crash. Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking answers. Keeping his secret for himself, he starts working for Anat, his lover's widow, who owns a small café. Although not fully kosher and despised by the religious, his delicious cakes turn the place into a city attraction. Finding himself involved in Anat's life in a way far beyond his anticipation, Thomas will stretch his lie to a point of no return.
On October 28, just a day after our special Domestic Violence Panel discussion, we will share our reactions after watching Tina, a revealing documentary about the entertaining music legend Tina Turner. The film features behind-the-scenes vintage footage of Tina's early days, meeting Ike and his band in St. Louis and becoming his sidekick. Surviving on more than her talent, she made it through the storm of Ike's path and domestic abuse, as the interview from 1981's People magazine spotlighted.

None of the important work of NCJW – GLB & WOC is possible without your support. If you are able, please consider a donation in support of this no-charge event.
NCJW’s HugPacks – A Very Special Way to Give Youth Entering Foster Care a Hug!
Thursday, September 30, 6:00 pm, Alpert JCC
HugPacks return to the Alpert Jewish Community Center Auditorium on Thursday, Sept. 30th from 6 to 7:30 pm. Vaccinated volunteers, come and support vulnerable school students entering the LA County foster care system by assembling backpacks; you’ll feel so good that you did! All COVID 19 protocols for Long Beach/LA County/AJCC in place at the time will be followed.

RSVPs a must: Contact Linda C. Fox at 657-235-2511 or communityservice@ncjwlongbeach.org and say you’ll volunteer!
Domestic Violence Panel
Wednesday, October 27, 7:00 pm, Zoom
We will hear from four dynamic speakers on a subject that too often is shrouded in secrecy. We will learn how to recognize domestic violence, signs of abuse to watch out for, and how we can help an affected family member or friend. This program is especially timely due to the striking rise of abuse during the pandemic, when victims are isolated, families may have lost income and/or housing, and community services have been impacted. Come to learn and come to help.

We have four excellent speakers lined up:

Judge Jacqueline Lewis, who runs the Domestic Violence Court in West Covina, will talk to us about what legally constitutes domestic violence and how restraining orders work. Prior to this appointment, Judge Lewis heard cases centering around child abuse and neglect for 17 years in the Juvenile Court.

Deidra King, the Community Based Services Coordinator at Jewish Family & Children’s Service in Long Beach, will take us through the cycle of violence, and tell us what we should watch for in our family and friends.

Ellen Goldsmith is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Long Beach and was director of the Domestic Violence Project, Jewish Family & Children’s Service, from 2001 to 2008. She will present information about domestic violence within the Jewish community.

Julie Schwartz is the Executive Director of Project WomanGood, a nonprofit organization which she founded in 2020. Project WomanGood helps those living in a domestic violence situation get out and stay out. They provide resources such as individualized advocacy, one-on-one counseling, and court system and paperwork guidance. She created this organization after struggling to leave an abusive relationship, with two young daughters and a minimum income in 2016. Julie will share her personal story with us.

As a follow-up to this program, there will be opportunities to support Project WomanGood both financially and with donations of gently used clothing, used books, and other items for a vintage shop Julie owns. Watch our website for details!

This event is free to the public, but prior registration is required.
It's Time to Renew Your Membership!
Thank you so much to those who have already renewed! If you haven't yet done so, please renew your 2021-2022 $54 annual membership so that NCJW can continue to do the powerful work we do.

There are several ways to do it. Send a check to NCJW GLB & WOC, Attn: Judy Leff, 6216 E. Pacific Coast Highway, #239, Long Beach, CA 90803, or pay online here.

Please consider increasing your support by becoming a sustaining member at our website here. It’s automatic and convenient. Your sustaining membership provides NCJW with a monthly, ongoing, dependable income source which reinforces our advocacy and community service efforts.

Thank you in advance for your continued generosity. If you have any questions regarding your membership, please call us at (657) 235-2511 or email your Membership VPs at membership@ncjwlongbeach.org. We look forward to hearing from you.
Two Great Gifts
Our beautiful one-of-a-kind "Breaking the Glass Ceiling" pieces of fusion glass art jewelry are still available! Pins and pendants are $36 (with silver) and $50 (with gold). Purchases can be made via our local NCJW website.

Or, give the gift of membership to National Council of Jewish Women GLB & WOC. Cost is $36, one-third off the regular membership rate! Information available here.
For Goodness Cakes!
Spread Love, Joy, and Frosting!
Wouldn't it be fun to bake a birthday cake for a foster child?
For Goodness Cakes gives underprivileged youth in the foster care system the chance to have a birthday by matching volunteers to bake special cakes just for them. Its mission is to give individual youth one special moment that is about them, helping to nurture optimism and confidence at a critical age. A wonderful and meaningful opportunity for our Section to get involved.
How it works: For Goodness Cakes receives requests from nonprofits that work with at-risk youth for cake orders. After you complete an online orientation and quiz, you become part of the Sprinkle Squad, which lets you to pick a cake-making assignment according to YOUR schedule. To learn more, visit www.forgoodnesscakes.org/volunteer. Once you have joined the Sprinkle Squad, please contact Bobbi Horowitz at (657) 235-2511 or email info@ncjwlongbeach.org.
Mark Your Calendars ... Save the Date!
Thursday, October 7: Board meeting, 7 pm. RSVP for Zoom link; all members welcome!

Thursday, November 4: Board meeting, 7 pm. RSVP for Zoom link; all members welcome!

Sunday, November 7: Bingo, 3 pm, at Temple Beth David, Westminster. Watch for more info!

Email us at info@ncjwlongbeach.org, call (657) 235-2511, or send mail to NCJW Greater Long Beach & West Orange County, 6216 E. Pacific Coast Highway, #239, Long Beach, CA 90803. Please add this contact information to your contacts list.