Featured in today's newsletter: WJOA Board Openings
Jews Do Comedy (A Brand New Concept!): 12/16
Virtual Shabbats: 12/18, 1/15
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!
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)
Join Us for Virtual Shabbat!
Friday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m.
WJOA board member Meredith Nicholson will be leading alongside several new lay leaders—most of whom took Meredith's workshop on how to lead Friday night services last summer!
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!
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.
BOAST: Best of Astoria 2020 Survey is LIVE
The BOAST: Best of Astoria 2020 Survey is LIVE, and we would like to hear from you! The survey is at boast.nyc/survey. Please fill it out by December 24, 2020, and be sure to add your name and email at the end of the survey for a chance to win a prize. We always appreciate short write-ups. It's been a very difficult year in general, and especially for local businesses, so we think it's more important than ever to say what our favorites are in the neighborhood. You can see the BOAST: Best of Astoria website, including last year's winners, at boast.nyc.
Dec. 10 – 17, 7 p.m.
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!
Tuesday, Dec. 15, 7:00 p.m. Chanukah Song Share with Kris Wettstein Wednesday, Dec. 16, 7:00 p.m. Study the Book of Judith with Lisa Huberman