A Chai Campaign Message to Our Life Members
We very much appreciate your support and hope you have already mailed your response to our annual Chai Campaign. In case you haven't, to make it easy for you, we have added a link and a special fund designation for "Chai Donation" to our NCJW website.

Thank you in advance for your continued support and generosity. Our Chai Campaign continues through mid September.
4th Thursday NCJW Movie Club
Thursday, August 26, 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 August 26 movie is Promising Young Woman. This playfully provocative and ingenious rape-revenge satire is about a society that thinks what a shame it would be if the career of a promising young man were ruined over some alleged incident in which both parties were probably drunk.

Pushing 30 and defined by a hideous crime involving her best friend, emotionally scarred medical school dropout Cassie Thomas (played by Carey Mulligan) knows firsthand that some wounds never heal. Leading an uneventful existence, still living with her parents, waiting tables at a cheap coffee shop to earn a living, Cassie has found the perfect way to deal with the painful past.
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 75th Anniversary Happy Hour
August 29, 4:30 – 7:00 pm, waterfront home
Community-Wide Yom Kippur Food Drive
Sunday, September 12, 9 am – 1 pm
Monday & Tuesday, September 13 & 14, 10 am 1 pm
in front of Temple Israel, 269 Loma Ave., Long Beach
Join forces with NCJW, Temple Israel, JCC Cares, and JFCS. Our local Jewish community agencies are joining forces to do a much-needed food drive. It’s simple: Buy one or more things from the list and drop it off in front of Temple Israel during designated hours.

Our list has been compiled from pantries on the front lines of FOOD SCARCITY in Long Beach. Collections will go to the 9 food pantries serving each of the LB council districts and some OC organizations. These pantries serve a wide variety of those in need: JFCS, families living below the poverty line, college kids, shut-ins, disabled veterans, the homeless.

PLEASE DONATE YOUR ITEMS IN PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS, NOT PAPER, (paper bags break, and the used plastic bags are donated to St. Luke’s, which provides showers every Saturday morning for about 125 homeless and uses the bags for clean clothes. More on getting involved with St. Luke's soon!

Questions? Call Andrea Friedenthal at (657) 235-2511 or email her at communityservice@ncjwlongbeach.org. If you can help for a 2-hour shift, let her know.

Donation Food Items (no glass please)
• Single-serving size of almost anything.  • Canned protein (tuna, chicken, spam, etc.)
Canned/packaged tuna, chicken, salmon, etc.  Canned fruit & vegs (corn)
Microwavable meals.  Boxed or instant dinners.  Mac & cheese, chili, soup, etc.
Oatmeal, cereal.  Beans, rice, pasta, tortillas.  Crackers, ramen, pancake mix.
Pasta sauce, oil, mayo.  Grab & Go snacks, granola bars, protein bars, nuts, etc.
Boxed milk, almond, soy, evaporated, etc.  Peanut butter, jelly.  Baby food/formula.
4th Thursday NCJW Movie Club
Thursday, September 23, 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 Sept. 23 movie is The Cakemaker. Drool-worthy confections express unspoken emotions in The Cakemaker, the first feature
from the writer and director Ofir Raul Graizer and a master class in exquisite restraint. Beginning as one thing and ending as quite another, this softly lighted melodrama follows a reserved
German pastry chef with a cozy cafe in Berlin and a handsome Israeli lover, and then life changes suddenly.
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 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Support Kindergarten through 2nd grade 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!
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.
A Special Film Series from Our Partner: 
Orange County Jewish Coalition for Refugees
Film: August 16 - 26, Streaming
Panel: August 24, 4:00 pm, Zoom
OCJCR is excited to launch our Film Series beginning this week. Each film has been carefully selected to highlight an aspect of the refugee crisis and the plight of asylum seekers from a different perspective, and represents a different country or population. Every Film Series event will be accompanied by a panel presentation with the film producer, asylum seekers featured in the film, and/or other experts in immigration policy.

The first film, Midnight Traveller, will stream from August 16-26. Midnight Traveller is a gripping vérité story made by a family on the run. Hassan and his wife Fatima are both filmmakers who are educating their daughters and encouraging them to be artists. The whole family shot this autobiographical film, which began when they sought and were rejected for refugee protection, and follows them along the notorious Balkan smuggling route. As they experienced increasingly degrading circumstances, the family latched on to filmmaking as a way to not just survive, but retain their humanity. Watch the trailer here. Midnight Traveler is the first in an OCJCR Film and Panel Series that will continue through May 2022.

Follow-Up Panel Discussion

Also, please join us on Zoom on August 24 at 4:00 pm for an up-to-the-minute update on the situation on the ground in Afghanistan as the US military is pulling out and emergency evacuations are underway for some 17,000 Afghan allies and their families. Our panelists are Air Force veteran Phil Caruso, board member of No One Left Behind, and Ismail Khan, an Afghan SIV recipient who serves as a No One Left Behind Ambassador.

Register here for access to Midnight Traveller and the Zoom panel.
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 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, September 2: Board meeting, 7 pm. RSVP for Zoom link; all members welcome!

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

Wednesday, October 27: Domestic Violence: How to Recognize It and How to Help, 7 - 8:30 pm, Zoom. We will hear from experts about how to recognize domestic violence, what to watch out for, and how to help. Check our website for updates and details.

Thursday, October 28: 4th Thursday Movie Night, 7 pm, Zoom. Watch Tina, a revealing documentary about the entertaining music legend, who survived domestic abuse to go on to become a success in her own right, and then come to share.
How to Reach Us
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.