Featured in today's newsletter:
Election Day is today, 11/8…VOTE!
Friendsgiving Shabbat at ACI: 11/18
Happy Hour: 11/29
Hudson Valley Hike: 12/4
Book Club: 1/8
Today is Election Day for the midterm election, and if you haven't already voted early, we encourage you to vote today. Polls in NYC are open 6am to 9pm, and you can find out more, like your poll site and sample ballot, at vote.nyc.
Friday, November 18, 7pm
Astoria Center of Israel
We are wandering to ACI this month for a Friendsgiving Shabbat service and potluck. RSVP to Brian to let him know that you are coming and to receive the spreadsheet to add what you are bringing. Vaccination required and rapid test within 24 hours highly recommended. Here is the Facebook event.
Tuesday, November 29
Save the date for Happy Hour! More information to come soon.
Hudson Valley Hike
Sunday, December 4
Save the date for a hike in the Hudson Valley! More information to come soon.
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.
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, such as shelter, medical care, food, and clean water. 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!