Featured in today's newsletter:
High Holy Days with Malkhut: 9/25 – 10/5
Sukkot Events: 10/6 – 10/14
Community Meeting (and Survey): 11/1
High Holy Days with Malkhut
September 25 – October 5
Once again this year, the Wandering Jews of Astoria is partnering with Malkhut for the High Holy Days. Malkhut’s High Holy Day services will take place at CUNY Law School this year. Find the full schedule and register here! Questions? Want to volunteer? Please reach out to Chelsea.
October 6 – October 14
All Sukkot activities will take place in the sukkah in Rebecca and Andrew's backyard in Astoria. Once you RSVP for any of these activities you will be given their address and directions to access the sukkah.
Building/Decorating the Sukkah Thursday, October 6, 4:00–7:00pm
Has it been a while since you helped build and decorate a sukkah? Here's your chance. Crafting activity still to be decided. We will start at 4:00pm and will continue until sundown. Come when you are able to. For questions and to RSVP, please email Jennifer. Here is the Facebook event.
WJOA Shabbat Friday, October 14, 7:00pm
Rebecca and Andrew will host our October Shabbat. After abridged services, we'll dine al fresco in their sukkah to celebrate Sukkot and raise a glass to the Jewish New Year. For their address, please RSVP to Rebecca by Wednesday, October 12. There will be a sign-up sheet for what food you can bring (vegetarian only). Here is the Facebook event.
Eating in the Sukkah the Week of October 9th
Rebecca and Andrew invite WJOA members to come enjoy their sukkah this year by picking a day to eat in it. They will not be hosting these meals, so bring your own food and please take your trash with you. If you are interested in eating in the sukkah one of these days during the times listed below, please send an email to Jennifer, and she will confirm with you. Here is the Facebook event.
Monday, October 10, noon to 8:00pm
Tuesday, October 11, noon to 4:00pm
Wednesday, October 12, noon to 8:00pm
Thursday, October 13, noon to 8:00pm
Friday, October 14, noon to 4:00pm
Community Meeting with Pizza! (and Survey)
Tuesday, November 1, 6:30–8:30pm
Come meet for pizza and discussion to talk about what you like about the group, what could use improvement, and what you want to see in the future. WJOA will provide pizza, and everyone else can bring snacks, drinks or dessert. This will be a hybrid event indoors and over Zoom. (To attend in person, you must show proof of vaccination.) To RSVP to either, send an email to Jonah. Here is the Facebook event.
Please also fill out a short survey (below) about WJOA by Wednesday, October 26. It takes just a few minutes, and your feedback will be very important as we plan events for the next year. Even if you can't make the meeting, please provide us with your feedback on our current offerings, and suggestions on how we might improve in the next year.
Song Share with Malkhut
Tuesday, October 11, 7:00–8:30pm
Song share in the sukkah with Kris Wettstein; bring your own dinner. Register here.
Check out a brand new Jewish satire site: From the Desk of the Rebbitzman, brought to you by the husband of WJOA co-founder Rabbi Cassi Kail! This site is filled with songs, lists, Rebbitzermons, and other content which gives a bit more of a tongue in cheek look at Judaism. He was recently featured in the Jewish News Syndicate for some more background information.
Central 20s & 30s
20s & 30s FIRST FRIDAY: Home
Friday, October 7, 6:30–8:45pm
(In-Person) Register here
20s & 30s presents Emily Wolf: My Thirty-First Year
Thursday, October 20, 7:30–8:30pm
(In-Person) Register here
Donate to Aid in the Ukraine Crisis
WJOA member Jonah Schrogin has a fundraiser benefitting GlobalGiving's Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund, which supports more than 80 non-profit organizations on the ground in Ukraine and in the surrounding areas providing humanitarian aid. Contribute here, and you can get more information by emailing Jonah, including seeing a presentation.
Hurricane Ian is one of the strongest hurricanes to hit the United States, landing in Florida and then South Carolina after its deadly sweep across Cuba. The powerful hurricane has caused rising fatalities, catastrophic damage, and mass displacement. Your donation to the Hurricane Ian Relief Fund will provide immediate and long-term relief in affected communities. Donate to GlobalGiving's Hurricane Ian Relief Fund.
Have an event you'd like to organize or share? As always, please don't hesitate to send them our way!