Featured in today's newsletter: WJOA Board Openings
Virtual Shabbat, 12/18
Jews Do Comedy (A Brand New Concept!), 12/16
Christmastime for the Jews, 12/24
WJOA Board Openings
Interested in getting more involved with this amazing group of Yids? The Wandering Jews of Astoria has openings for board positions coming up. A small amount of time can help us plan events and strengthen the Jewish community in Western Queens. To learn more, contact us!
Do you have a favorite Shabbat prayer or song? Volunteer to lead a part of our service! Email us and let us know what part you'd like to lead, and we'll "pass the mic" to you during the service!
Jews do Comedy (a brand new concept)
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 8–9:30 p.m.
Alright, we know this is not a new concept - at this point there are probably more Jewish comedians than Talmudic scholars. But, whether you can quote Mel Brooks or you can quote Maimonides, this show is for you! After your Chanukah candles are lit and your stomach is full of latkes and jelly doughnuts, join us for some thematic holiday hilarity!
(The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, host of podcasts Spiraling Up & In the Tank with Jon Fisch) MYQ KAPLAN
(The Tonight Show, Conan, the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Seth Meyers, the Late Late Show with James Corden) ORLI MATLOW
(Rated one of "8 Rising Jewish Female Comedians That Will Make You Pee Your Pants" by Alma) OPHIRA EISENBERG
(Host of NPR’s Ask Me Another)
Christmastime for the Jews
Thursday, Dec. 24, 7 p.m.
One of our most popular annual events is back, and this year, it's COVID-friendly!
Let's get together from the comfort of our own homes to eat dinner and watch The Prom via Teleparty! (Teleparty, formerly Netflix Party, allows you to watch movies in a group and chat as the movie plays!) Facebook event is here. RSVP to Meredith if you can make it, and she will send you the link to join.
The Prom summary: A troupe of hilariously self-obsessed theater stars swarm into a small conservative Indiana town in support of a high school girl who wants to take her girlfriend to the prom.
Central Synagogue's 20s and 30s First Fridays
Join Central Synagogue's 20s and 30s group in welcoming Shabbat on the first Fridays of the month. To get the link, RSVP to Rabbi Dan.
Save the dates for First Friday Shabbats for the rest of the year:
Friday, December 4
Friday, January 8 (special Second Friday!)
Friday, February 5
Friday, March 5
Friday, April 9 (special Second Friday!)
Friday, May 7
Friday, June 4
Dec. 10th - 17th, 7PM
Malkhut is celebrating Chanukah by bringing everyone together for several evenings during the eight nights. Different people connected to the Malkhut community will be hosting virtual menorah lightings via zoom. It will be a chance for us to feel connected while still apart!
Saturday, Dec. 12th, 5PM: Inter-generational Chanukah Gathering on Zoom with singing, menorah lighting, and more! Sunday, Dec. 13th, 7PM: WJOA board member Jennifer hosts!