Learning Happy Hour: You Mean I Can Read Talmud?
What does the Talmud have to teach about balancing work and life? On Tuesday, May 15 at 7pm at Oliver's Astoria, join educator and author Eli Steier for Talmud study geared towards those who have never read a page of Talmud and particularly those who think they never will. The section of the Talmud we will be exploring will focus on conjugal rights (in this case, a man's obligation towards his wife). All materials are provided and all levels are welcome. RSVP on the Facebook event and contact Lisa with any questions.
Shabbat Potluck in Astoria Park
On Friday, 5/18, 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 at 6:30pm.
Email Brian to get the location, the link for One Table (https://k6cbw.app.goo.gl/4HzZ), and the sign-up sheet for what you're bringing. Out potlucks are vegetarian/dairy. Visit the Facebook page here.
Tikkun Leil Shavuot
On Saturday, 5/19 at 8:30pm, come join us for WJOA's first "all night study session" for Shavuot right here in Astoria! There will be cheesecake! Bring food and drink to help keep us going through the night. Check back soon for our lineup of workshops, study sessions, and activities. If you are interested in teaching or want to attend, RSVP to Courtney for the address and sign-up sheet (for what you're bringing).Visit the Facebook page for more information.
The next book club book will be Sabbath's Theater by Philip Roth. We'll meet on Sunday, June 3 at 6:30 for a breakfast for dinner at location TBD. Comments and questions can go to Jonah Schrogin and check out the Facebook event. Feel free to check out more information on Sabbath's Theater
Come to BOAST: Best of Astoria's Live Music Showcase on Sunday, May 6, 4–7pm upstairs at The Astorian! Some nosh will be provided (flatbread, sliders, fries and brussel sprouts), and drinks will be available for purchase at the bar. Lineup includes Daniel Rauchwerk, Nicole Denett, and Christine Mitchell. For tickets and more information, go to boast.nyc/music
April Shabbat Potluck
Please join us on Friday, April 13 at 7pm for our next Shabbat services and Potluck at Jonah's apartment. For the address and sign up sheet (for what you're bringing) please email Jonah by Wednesday, April 11th to RSVP. Please see the Facebook event for more information. As always, our Potlucks are pareve and dairy only.
If you would like to host a future Shabbat Potluck or lead a service, please contact Brian Mawyer.
Field Trip to the Jews in Space Exhibit
On Sunday, April 15 at 1pm, join the Wandering Jews for a journey to a galaxy far, far away called Manhattan to visit the JEWS IN SPACE exhibit at the Center for Jewish History. We'll meet at 1:00 PM in the lobby and grab a bite to eat afterword around 3:00. RSVP to Lisa to let her know you will be joining us and see our Facebook event for more info.
A Visit to Long Island City's Yiddish Bookstore
Who says all of the cool Jewish stuff is in Brooklyn? Did you know that the world's oldest Yiddish bookstore is right here in Queens?
On Tuesday, April 24 at 7pm, join the Wandering Jews for a private visit to CYCO Publishing House, which since 1938 has been a leading force in the Yiddish-speaking literary world. We'll get a tour from director Hy Wolfe, and learn about his efforts to propel Yiddish into the 21st century.
To learn more about CYCO Publishing, visit their website: http://www.cycobooks.org/index.php
RSVP to Lisa Huberman and visit the Facebook page for details.
The next book we will read for book club is Sabbath's Theater by Philip Roth. Please join us as we meet for discussion and breakfast for dinner on Sunday, June 3 at 6:30pm, location to be determined. Contact Jonah for questions, and RSVP, or RSVP on the upcoming Facebook event page.
Learning Happy Hour: The Illustrated Pirkei Avot
On March 7 @ 7 PM, at the Strand Smokehouse, join illustrator Jessica Tamar Deutsch in a group study session with her first published book, The Illustrated Pirkei Avot. Learn about the process of creating a contemporary Jewish text and the thought process behind creating a graphic novel. The Illustrated Pirkei Avot is a complete English translation of the six chapters of mishna, accompanied by over 100 pages of hand drawn illustrations.
Please contact Lisa for questions and check out the Facebook event as well as the Link to Book and Tablet Magazine Book Review
March Shabbat Potluck
Please join us for our next Shabbat services and potluck. It will be held at Mor and Liz's apartment on Friday, March 9th. For the address and to get the signup sheet (for what you're bringing), please email Mor by Wednesday 3/7 to RSVP. Check out the Facebook event and and as always, our potlucks are pareve and dairy only.
If you would like to host a future Shabbat Potluck, please contact Brian Mawyer.
The next book book will be "The World to Come: A Novel" by Dara Horn.
We will meet on Sunday, March 18 for a Bagel Brunch and discussion at 12:00 PM, location TBD.
For questions and to RSVP, contact Jonah. Additionally, feel free to share your thoughts on the Facebook page.
Passover Seder List
Looking for a Passover Seder? Have room at your table? Know of an organization with a group Seder? Brian Mawyer is compiling a resource list for Passover Seders. If you know of an organization or individual we can add to this list, please reach out to him.