Featured in today's newsletter:
Kabbalat Shabbat: 9/23
High Holy Days with Malkhut: 9/25 – 10/5
Art Reflection Inspiration Cards: 9/28
Sukkot Events: 10/6 – 10/14
In anticipation of our annual community meeting, we're asking everyone to fill out a short survey. It takes just a few minutes, and your feedback will be very important as we plan events for the next year. Even if you can't make the meeting, please provide us with your feedback on our current offerings, and suggestions on how we might improve in the next year. Fill out the survey here!
Kabbalat Shabbat Services and Potluck
Friday, September 23, 7:00 pm
Mor and Liz's apartment near Astoria Park
Join us on Friday September 23 at 7:00 pm for Shabbat services and a potluck dinner with Liz and Mor. E-mail Mor to RSVP. You will receive a spreadsheet to sign up for what vegetarian dish you’re bringing. Being fully vaccinated is required, and a rapid test within 24 hours is recommended. Check out the Facebook event for more details.
High Holy Days with Malkhut
September 25 – October 5
Once again this year, the Wandering Jews of Astoria is partnering with Malkhut for the High Holy Days. Malkhut’s High Holy Day services will take place at CUNY Law School this year. Find the full schedule and register here!
WJOA will host an Erev Rosh Hashanah dinner at 5:00 pm on Sunday, September 25 at The Shady Lady (34-19 30th Ave) in Astoria. Please RSVP to Chelsea by Friday, September 23. Here is the Facebook event.
Questions? Want to volunteer? Please reach out to Chelsea.
Art Reflection Inspiration Cards
Wednesday, September 28, 5:30–8:00 pm
Athens Square Park
Join Jennifer, a WJOA board member, as we partner with Malkhut to come together for a reflective art activity in the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We will brainstorm feelings/ideas that we want to let go of, and through a transformative art project, you will come away with a decorative inspiration card. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own as well. RSVP to Jennifer. See more information on the Facebook event here.
October 6 – October 14
All Sukkot activities will take place in the sukkah in Rebecca and Andrew's backyard in Astoria. Once you RSVP for any of these activities you will be given their address and directions to access the sukkah.
Building/Decorating the Sukkah Thursday, October 6, 4:00–7:00 pm
Has it been a while since you helped build and decorate a sukkah? Here's your chance. Crafting activity still to be decided. We will start at 4:00 pm and will continue until sundown. Come when you are able to. For questions and to RSVP, please email Jennifer. Here is the Facebook event.
Song Share with Malkhut Tuesday, October 11, 7:00 pm
Song share in the sukkah with Kris Wettstein; bring your own dinner. Please save the date as sign-up is not yet available.
WJOA Shabbat Friday, October 14, 7:00 pm
Rebecca and Andrew will host our October Shabbat. After abridged services, we'll dine al fresco in their sukkah to celebrate Sukkot and raise a glass to the Jewish New Year. For their address, please RSVP to Rebecca by Wednesday, October 12. There will be a sign-up sheet for what food you can bring (vegetarian only). Keep an eye out for the Facebook invitation.
Eating in the Sukkah the Week of October 9th
Rebecca and Andrew invite WJOA and Malkhut members to come enjoy their sukkah this year by picking a day to eat in it. They will not be hosting these meals, so bring your own food and please take your trash with you. If you are interested in eating in the sukkah one of these days during the times listed below, please send an email to Jennifer, and she will confirm with you. Here is the Facebook event.
Monday, October 10, noon to 8:00 pm
Tuesday, October 11, noon to 4:00 pm
Wednesday, October 12, noon to 8:00 pm
Thursday, October 13, noon to 8:00 pm
Friday, October 14, noon to 4:00 pm
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.
Central 20s & 30s
Thursday, September 29, 2022, 7:00–8:00 pm
In-Person (Community House) Register here
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. Contribute here, and you can get more information by emailing Jonah, including seeing a presentation.
After Hurricane Fiona left the entire island without power last weekend, you can donate to the American Red Cross, which is providing disaster relief, by visiting redcross.org, calling 800-RED-CROSS, or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Have an event you'd like to organize or share? As always, please don't hesitate to send them our way! Stay safe and well during these trying times!