Shabbat at the Paper Factory
Join us for a special catered dinner with an optional Kabbalat Shabbat service onSeptember 8 at 7pm. Thanks to funding from OneTable, tickets are only $25, and include a 3-course vegetarian (but not kosher-certified) sit-down meal, with an appetizer, choice of main dish, dessert, wine (both kosher and non-kosher), kosher grape juice, and challah. Dairy and fish will be served, but non-fish and vegan options will be available.
Please RSVP and buy your ticket by Sunday, August 20th, via the OneTable platform HERE. Buy your ticket ASAP as this event sells out every year!!
Feel free to reach out to Zahava Lipton if you have any questions.
WJOA Presents: A Songwriter's Showcase
Dan Rauchwerk has worked hard to put together a "Jewish Songwriters in the Round" event featuring three local Jewish songwriters (Dan along with Sam Kestenbaum, and Andrew Weiss) on August 3, 8pm at the ShillelaghTavern. They will be playing their songs and discussing the motivation behind writing them. While the songs are not necessarily religious in nature, Jewish culture plays a significant role in their creative process. For updates see the Faceback event page.
Ice Cream Happy Hour
Skip the booze and have your calories covered in whipped cream and sprinkles! Celebrate the summer with Wandering Jews and some ice cream onThursday August 10th at 7PM at Cold Stone Creamery (25-98 Steinway Street). Intoxicatingly delicious! Have questions to share? Post 'em on theFacebook page. Email Zahava Lipton to RSVP.
MET Council Gardening with Seniors
Please join us on Sunday August 13th from 12-3pm as we partner with the MET Council to volunteer at a senior center, located at 351 East 61st Street (between 1st & 2nd avenue), NY, NY 10065. Volunteers can help with general gardening projects such as weeding, planting, spreading mulch, and trimming plants. Volunteers can also help build raised garden beds, plant herbs, vegetables, or flowers. Pizza will be served after the event. To RSVP, please contact Jenna Win-Herzog. For updates, see the Facebook page.
Shabbat Across Astoria Potluck
We are trying something new August 18th – Shabbat Across Astoria. We will have simultaneous services and potlucks at different apartments around our neighborhood. The more attendees we have, the more locations, so attendance is only limited by your imagination.
If you would like to RSVP or if you are able to host a group of 8 or more guests, contact Brian Mawyer. This exists on Facebook too!
Book Club Brunch
The people have spoken! The winner for the next Book Club book is My Jesus Year: A Rabbi’s Wanders the Bible Belt in Search of His Own Faith by Benjamin Cohen. The next Book Club brunch will be on Sunday September 17 at noon at a top secret location TBD. RSVP to Jonah Schrogin if you'd like to join us. Share your thoughts on the Facebook page.