New Board Member
We want to express our sincere gratitude to Zahava Alter Lipton, who will be leaving the board after dedicating two years as a board member. Thank you, Zahava, for your hard work and commitment to WJOA! In her place, please join us in welcoming Lane Silberstein to the WJOA board!
MLK Day of Service
On Monday, January 21, join thousands of New Yorkers for a region-wide day of service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jenna Win will be serving lunch to seniors at the Central Queens Y at 10am. If you would like to join her, please email her to let her know you will be joining and sign up here.
January Potluck Shabbat
Ring in the New Year with the first WJOA Shabbat potluck of 2019. We'll gather at Courtney's apartment on Friday, January 25 for spirited prayers, a vegetarian Shabbat dinner, and plenty of good vibes. To RSVP, e-mail Courtney by Wednesday, January 23. You'll get a spreadsheet, so you can tell us what you'll be bringing to share. Mark your calendar!
February Book Club
The next book we will read for Wandering Jews of Astoria book club is Punk Rock Hora: Adventures in Jew-Punk Land by Michael Croland (one of the first WJOA members!). We will meet on Sunday, February 3 at noon for a potluck brunch, location TBD. There may even be an author appearance! RSVP to Jonah on Facebook or email him.
A Love Of Jewish Music: Song Share at the Yiddish Bookstore
On Tuesday, February 12 at 7pm, the Wandering Jews of Astoria will return to the Central Yiddish Cultural Organization for a night of wine, whimsy and Jewish song. Join Hy Wolfe and friends to learn new melodies and come offer your favorite tunes!
Founded in 1938 by leading Yiddish authors and activists, for decades CYCO Books has been one of America's main sources of new Yiddish literature. The evening will also be BYOB, so feel free to bring along libations to share! The address for the Central Yiddish Cultural Organization is: 5102 21st St, Long Island City, NY 11101. http://www.cycobooks.org/
RSVP to Lisa and visit our Facebook event here.