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For 110 years, National Council of Jewish Women, Cleveland Section has made a profound and historic impact in Cleveland.

Some highlights of these 110 years show where we have been and set a path for where we will go in the future.

1903—NCJW became the founding member of Federation of Jewish Charities, known now as the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland.

1907—NCJW established, with CEA and Federation For Jewish Charities, Camp Wise, for needy children, mothers, and babies.

1919—NCJW established Big Sisters, trains, volunteers as tutors, aides, and friends to Jewish orphan girls as the Jewish Orphan Home, forerunner of Bellefaire/Jewish Children's Bureau.

1938—NCJW's Vocational Counseling Program leads to the establishment of Jewish Vocational Services (JVS)

1960—NCJW initiates the first Cleveland Meals On Wheels with St. Luke's Hospital, East End Neighborhood House and City of Cleveland Division of Recreation.

1962—NCJW breaks ground to establish Council Gardens, a model nonsectarian independent living apartment complex for the well elderly with moderate incomes. It is the first of its kind in Cleveland.

1970—NCJW holds the first Designer Dress Days (DDD) in the lobby of the Shaker Theater. This annual fund-raising project earns additional dollars for distribution to community, national, and Israel commitments.

1971—NCJW welcomes Jewish newcomers to the community through Cleveland Shalom.

1978—NCJW launches, with the JCC and the Jewish Community Federation, Jewish Transportation Service, for conveying the elderly and disabled to their medical appointments.

1979—NCJW opens Council House, co-sponsored with JFSA, a model group home for Jewish men with chronic mental illness.

1980—NCJW launches Parent Resource Project/Totline, in cooperation with the Federation For Community Planning and the Center For Human Services. This telephone counseling helps develop positive parenting skills. Later renamed Bellflower Center/Tot Line.

1983—NCJW undertakes the Holocaust Archives Project: videotaped testimonies of 136 Cleveland area survivors, liberators, and righteous gentiles.

1990—NCJW, through its Soviet Host Family Project, sponsors new Soviet immigrant families.

1991—NCJW allocates major funds over three years and provides volunteers to the only Jewish hospice in Cleveland, known as the NCJW/Montefiore Hospice Project.

1996—NCJW established Parents As School Partners at Buckeye Woodland Elementary School to help parents of early elementary age enhance their children's reading skills.