See below for the October announcements and some reminders!
-High Holiday Services
-Trivia: 10/5 @ 7:45pm
-High Holidays Potluck: 10/9 @ 1pm
-Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Volunteering: 10/16 @ 11:45am
-Shabbat Potluck: 10/28 @7pm
-Book Club: 10/30 @ 12pm
HIGH HOLIDAYS SERVICES
If you would like to attend High Holiday services locally, you've come to the right place! We've put together this handy list of free & discounted options HERE. If you have one for us to add email Brian Mawyer!
Trivia this month will take place at Sunswick on Wednesday 10/05, nicely right in between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippor! So bring all your knowledge 'cause, while the competition was fierce, we won drinks and swag last time! Please email Ali Shapiro so she knows whether to hold a place for one or two teams! For the latest updates check out the Facebook page.
HIGH HOLIDAYS POTLUCK
Join us for a Jewish New Year's potluck in the park! Please bring vegetarian/dairy dishes with the symbolic foods of the season.HERE'S a nifty list of symbolic food and recipe suggestions! Email Robin Herman by Thursday, October 6 to receive the sign-up sheet & to RSVP. Facebook page coming soon!
AVON WALK FOR BREAST CANCER VOLUNTEERING
Come volunteer at the Avon 39 Breast Cancer Walk on 10/16 11:45am - 4:30pm. While there are many volunteer opportunities, as a group we will most likely be handing out t-shirts or medals,cheering participants into closing at the finish line, or helping with 2017 registration of participants. Volunteers will also be needed to assist with the breakdown of the Closing Ceremony site. Afterward, for anyone interested, we will grab some food since we all worked so hard volunteering! Please email Ali at if interested in participating by Tuesday 10/11. For more information about the event you can take a look at the Facebook event page.
oCTOBER sHABBAT pOTLUCK
Our next Shabbat potluck will be on October 28 at 7pm at the welcoming home of Jonah Schrogin. To receive the sign-up sheet & address, please RSVP by email by October 26. Facebook page coming soon! As always please bring a vegetarian and/or dairy dish.
bOOK CLUB BRUNCH
Join us for our monthly book club meeting on 10/30 at noon! This month we are reading Pretty Is What Changes by Jessica Queller. You can find a description of the book on Amazon. RSVP toJonah to receive the sign-up sheet and secret location. Thoughts? Share them on the Facebook event page. We'd love to hear your thoughts!
See below for the September announcements and some reminders!
-Trivia: 9/7 @ 7:45pm
-"Ultimate" Frisbee: 9/11 @ 1:30pm
-REMINDER: Shabbat Potluck: 9/16 @7pm
-Happy Hour: 9/20 @7:15pm
-Mindful Shabbat Event: 9/23 @ 6:45pm
-Dorot Package Delivery: 9/25 @ 11am
This month's Trivia is back at Sunswick on Wednesday, September 7th at 7:45pm. We combine our strengths so superhuman brain power skills are not necessary! Email Ali if you'd like her to save you a seat. Check out the Facebook page too!
Ultimate Frisbee Sunday, September 9th at 1:30pm, in the middle of the Astoria Park track. Email Jonah Schrogin to RSVP. See you on the field! Connect with others on the Facebook page!
REMINDER: Our next Shabbat Potluck
September's hostess with the mostess is Rachelle Butt. Be sure to RSVP & request the sign-up sheet by email by Wednesday, 9/14. As always please bring a vegetarian and/or dairy dish. Who else might be going? See the Facebook page now!
We're going to try something different for our Happy Hour this September. With the help of Zohar Bachiry, we will have some drinks and do some text learning. What do you say?
Drinks at 7:15pm / Learning 7:30pm
My Body is a Temple: Plastic Surgery and Jewish Law
"Money can't buy you happiness, but it can pay for the plastic surgery," - Joan Rivers
The issue of cosmetic surgery raises multiple fundamental questions, especially when examined through a Jewish lens. Join us as we go under the microscope and explore what Judaism has to say about going under the knife. What value do our bodies have, and can we augment them? To what extent? Does one's self-esteem matter at all? And if people are created in the image of God, is it possible He messed up?
Lead by Zohar Bachiry.
Zohar graduated from the Macaulay Honors program at Queens College and currently works in the Ambulatory Care department at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. As an alum of Mechon Hadar, she is invested in Jewish community work, and runs a Jewish pluralism fellowship for students at Queens College. During her spare time, she loves to dance, run, and work on her photography.
Raven's Head Public House: 3804 Broadway Astoria, NY 11103
A collaborative Shabbat presented by Wandering Jews of Astoria, Malkhut, Mindful Astoria, and OneTable
Together we will mindfully enter Shabbat, shifting from doing to being; from accomplishing to receiving; from busyness to open-heartedness. The service will follow the traditional order but won’t use all of the traditional words. We will experience silence, contemplative and energetic chanting and singing, traditional and experimental approaches to familiar prayers, and at least one longer period of meditation. No previous experience with meditation is required - just an openness to learn. All Hebrew will be transliterated.
Reserve your spot here: Only 20 available! Reservations cost $5. Vegan catering will be provided from Jujubee Tree Asian Vegan .
RSVP ON ONETABLE HERE!
Notes from the co-leaders:
· Please make every effort to arrive by 6:45pm so that we can be ready to create a sacred space for mindfulness, silence, song and prayer that won’t be interrupted too much with buzzing people into the apartment.
· Kids are welcome! Please just be aware that Ally’s apartment doesn’t have a separate space for them to hang out if they get bored. In my experience, these types of services do tend to hold their attention. If you want to have kids bring a book, please feel free!
As this is our first time gathering in this way, Rabbi Goldenberg and Emily would like to get to know you a bit in advance. This will help us to tailor the experience and the materials for the group. So, when you rsvp, please also introduce yourself to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org Tell us a little about yourself, your Jewish connection or background (you don’t have to be Jewish, to come!), comfort with Hebrew, any experience with meditation (none necessary!), and anything else you think we should know.
***We will email you the address after you register online. Thank you!
If you have any questions contact Sam Schachter. See the Facebook page too!
DOROT HOLIDAY PACKAGE DELIVERY
On September 25 we will be delivering Rosh Hashana care packages to brighten the day for seniors on the Upper Westside! If you are interested in participating email Ali Shapiro by 9/19.
Please vote for the next book that we will read for our bookclub. Voting will be due by 8pm on Thursday, September 8th.
PLEASE ONLY VOTE IF YOU WILL MAKE AN EFFORT TO READ THE BOOK AND ATTEND THE BOOKCLUB BRUNCH.
vote on this form:
And here are the reading options:
"Snow in August" by Pete Hamill (384 pages)
"Foreskin's Lament" by Shalom Auslander (320 pages)
"Pretty is What Changes" by Jessica Queller (272 pages)
"The Sisters Weiss" by Naomi Ragan (336 pages)
"The Human Stain" by Philip Roth (361 pages)