Please vote for the next book that we will read for our bookclub. Voting will be due by 5pm on Friday May 26th.
PLEASE ONLY VOTE IF YOU WILL MAKE AN EFFORT TO READ THE BOOK AND ATTEND THE BOOKCLUB BRUNCH.
Vote HERE --------------> VOTE FORM
And here are the reading options:
Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit (176 pages)
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (432 pages)
The Human Stain by Philip Roth (361 pages)
Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer (592 pages)
My Jesus Year: A Rabbi’s Son Wanders the Bible Belt in Search of His Own Faith by Benjamin Cohen (272 pages)
Book Club Brunch
Zahava and Abe Lipton will be hosting an unofficial Board Game Shabbat Dinner on Friday, 5/12. RSVP toZahava to get the address, limited to the first 6 people to respond. The first game will start at 6PM, with dinner around 7PM (or whenever the first game is over). If you can't make it for6PM, feel free to come later for dinner and more games after dinner.
Finally a reason to like Mondays! Join us for some drinks and trivia! We'll be meeting up on 5/15 atSek'end Sun at 7:45pm. Please emailRobin Herman if you plan to attend so that we know how many seats to save. Facebook event link right HERE.
Social Action BBQ
Come with us on May 18th at 6pm as we volunteer as a group with the Jewish Board's Spring 2017 Month of Hope! For our Month of Hope event, you can join us for a backyard barbecue dinner and some outdoor fun and games with adult residents in Harlem. We'll use our creative minds for fun activities such as enjoying music, chess, card games, dominoes, puzzles, painting and drawing.
Please RVSP to Jenna Winstars-Herzog by 05/16/17. See the Facebook event for updates.
Our May potluck features a special treat - instead of holding it inside, we will be throwing our Shabbat festivities outdoors, among the flora and fauna of scenic Astoria park!
We will meet May 19th at 6:30pm.
Email Brian Mawyer to get the location, the link for One Table and the sign-up sheet for what you're bringing. And as always, our potlucks are pareve/dairy only. Have questions for those attending? Go ahead and post them on the Facebook event.
If you would like to host a future Shabbat Potluck or lead a service, please contact Brian Mawyer.
Pre-Shavuot Happy Hour
Join us for a pre-Shavuot happy hour on Monday, May 22nd at Astoria Bier & Cheese (Broadway) at7:30pm, featuring cheese, as appropriate for the holiday. Please RSVP to Zahava Lipton so she can save you a seat. Thoughts to share? Mosey on over to the Facebook event.
Mets Israel Night
WJOA goes to the ballpark on Wednesday, May 24 at 6:30pm! Our group will be cheering on the Mets as they take on the Padres.
Please contact Sam Schachter to claim your ticket. The cost will be approx $15. Check out the Facebook event for updates.
WJOA x Malkhut - Beer & Torah
We're teaming up with Rabbi Rachel Goldenberg from Malkhut for some learning and beer on June 8th at 6:30pm. Unsure about the location, but are also interested in bringing this event into someone's living room to prevent the loud noise of a bar making it into our session.
Can you volunteer your space for some beer and learning? If so, contact Sam Schachter! If not a bar will be selected and updated on the Facebook event and the website.