May Community Meeting
We want to hear from YOU! On Thursday, May 16 at 7pm, come meet members of the Wandering Jews of Astoria board and come share your ideas. Even if you cannot attend the meeting, please complete the online survey so you can share your thoughts. Feel free to bring something to nosh on and share while we schmooze. Reach out to Courtney for the address and any questions.
May Learning Happy Hour
Please save the date for our upcoming May Learning Happy Hour on Tuesday, May 28 at 7pm. We get to hear from Chris Harrison on Audacious Hospitality. RSVP to Lisa and more details to come out soon!
Iftar Interfeast - Astoria
The Wandering Jews of Astoria is excited to partner with the Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Committee for a Ramadan Iftar meal and gathering on Thursday, May 30 at 7pm. This is the meal with which Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset. This is a special opportunity to break the fast with new friends, and enjoy a discussion sharing our personal stories. This will be a vegetarian potluck, so please bring a dish to share. Please visit the Facebook page or visit this link to RSVP.
WJOA June Shabbat Potluck
On Friday, June 7, WJOA's Kabbalat Shabbat will be in the great outdoors in the backyard of Rebecca and Andrew. Join us for Shabbat services at 7pm, followed by our vegetarian potluck dinner around 8pm. Feel free to join us for services, just dinner, or both! Procedure: e-mail to RSVP. They will send you the address and a spreadsheet; use the latter to tell us what vegetarian delicacy you're bringing for the potluck dinner. 🌃🙏😎🌛🍷🕯🥣
Shavuot with Malkut
On Saturday, June 8, WJOA will be joining our friends at Malkhut to celebrate Shavuot, our holiday to stay up late and study the Torah ALL night. Just kidding (kind of) but we will be up learning various topics from our Malkhut friends and a few Wandering Jews. More details to come soon!
WJOA June Book Club
The next book we will read for WJOA Book club in June is "All Who Go Do Not Return" by Shulem Deen (288 pages). We will meet on Sunday, June 30 at 12 noon for a book club discussion and a potluck brunch. Please reach out to Jonah to RSVP and for any questions. Facebook invite will be posted shortly and we hope to see you there!
Wandering Jews of Astoria 10-Year Anniversary Celebration!
The Wandering Jews of Astoria would like to invite you to celebrate WJOA's 10 Year Anniversary!!!! This is a big deal and we are so happy to share it with you, and all community members, near and far. We have a special guest joining us on Thursday, July 11 at 6:30pm at the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden (29-19 24th Ave) so we absolutely cannot wait to celebrate with you! To RSVP and for any questions, please contact Courtney. Facebook invite soon to follow.
Passover Seder List
Looking for a Passover Seder to attend? Hosting and have room at your table? Know of an organization with a group seder? We are compiling a list of Passover seders in NYC. If you know of an organization to add to this list or have any questions, please contact Marc.
Passover Movie Night
On Thursday, April 25 at 7pm, join us to continue our tradition of Passover movie night! We have the vast array of choices of Mel Brooks movies to choose from and we will vote the night of. Please bring a snack to share and we ask that it is Kosher for Passover. Please RSVP to Ali for her address and check out the Facebook invite here.
May Shabbat Potluck
Save the date for our May Shabbat Potluck! Phil Karnofsky will be hosting us on his rooftop on Friday, 5/10 at 7pm! More details to come soon.
May Community Meeting
We want to hear from YOU! On Thursday, May 16 at 7pm, come meet members of the Wandering Jews of Astoria board and come share your ideas. Feel free to bring something to nosh on and share while we schmooze. Reach out to Courtney for the address and any questions.
April Trivia Night
Join Wandering Jews on Tuesday, April 2nd, for Trivia Night at Queens Room (36-02 Ditmars Blvd) at 7pm.
Please RSVP to Lane (email@example.com) so he can save you a seat. Trivia begins at 7pm so feel free to arrive a few minutes early. Check out the Facebook page here.
About to toss your chametz before Passover? Bring it instead to Wandering Jews of Astoria, for our next Shabbat potluck. We'll gather on Friday, April 5 at 7pm in the home of Meredith, our newest Wanderer! After spirited services, we'll share a chametz-filled vegetarian meal. E-mail Meredith to RSVP by April 3. On the spreadsheet, indicate which leavened foods you'll be bringing. And also please bring a couple of chairs if you can (and mark that on the spreadsheet). Check out the Facebook event too 🕍🙏🎶🍷🕯🕯🍽
The next book we will read for the Wandering Jews of Astoria Book Club is For Two Thousand Years by Mihail Sebastian.
Please join the Wandering Jews on Sunday, April 7 at 11:30am for a book discussion and a potluck brunch. For questions and to RSVP, please contact Jonah. Check out the Facebook page here.
Shmooze Newz: Maktuv*: An Evening of Islamic and Jewish Calligraphy
On Sunday, March 31, from 1:45-4:00 PM at the JCC Harlem, the Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Committee is hosting an interactive, hands-on workshop led by experiential educator and artist Ruben Shimonov. Explore the significance of Arabic in Islam and Hebrew in Judaism, as well as the close relationship between both Semitic languages. No background in Arabic or Hebrew calligraphy necessary. Please join the Wandering Jews in attending this workshop! For more information and to reserve your spot, visit their Facebook page here.