See below for the September announcements and some reminders!
-Trivia: 9/7 @ 7:45pm
-"Ultimate" Frisbee: 9/11 @ 1:30pm
-REMINDER: Shabbat Potluck: 9/16 @7pm
-Happy Hour: 9/20 @7:15pm
-Mindful Shabbat Event: 9/23 @ 6:45pm
-Dorot Package Delivery: 9/25 @ 11am
This month's Trivia is back at Sunswick on Wednesday, September 7th at 7:45pm. We combine our strengths so superhuman brain power skills are not necessary! Email Ali if you'd like her to save you a seat. Check out the Facebook page too!
Ultimate Frisbee Sunday, September 9th at 1:30pm, in the middle of the Astoria Park track. Email Jonah Schrogin to RSVP. See you on the field! Connect with others on the Facebook page!
REMINDER: Our next Shabbat Potluck
September's hostess with the mostess is Rachelle Butt. Be sure to RSVP & request the sign-up sheet by email by Wednesday, 9/14. As always please bring a vegetarian and/or dairy dish. Who else might be going? See the Facebook page now!
We're going to try something different for our Happy Hour this September. With the help of Zohar Bachiry, we will have some drinks and do some text learning. What do you say?
Drinks at 7:15pm / Learning 7:30pm
My Body is a Temple: Plastic Surgery and Jewish Law
"Money can't buy you happiness, but it can pay for the plastic surgery," - Joan Rivers
The issue of cosmetic surgery raises multiple fundamental questions, especially when examined through a Jewish lens. Join us as we go under the microscope and explore what Judaism has to say about going under the knife. What value do our bodies have, and can we augment them? To what extent? Does one's self-esteem matter at all? And if people are created in the image of God, is it possible He messed up?
Lead by Zohar Bachiry.
Zohar graduated from the Macaulay Honors program at Queens College and currently works in the Ambulatory Care department at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. As an alum of Mechon Hadar, she is invested in Jewish community work, and runs a Jewish pluralism fellowship for students at Queens College. During her spare time, she loves to dance, run, and work on her photography.
Raven's Head Public House: 3804 Broadway Astoria, NY 11103
A collaborative Shabbat presented by Wandering Jews of Astoria, Malkhut, Mindful Astoria, and OneTable
Together we will mindfully enter Shabbat, shifting from doing to being; from accomplishing to receiving; from busyness to open-heartedness. The service will follow the traditional order but won’t use all of the traditional words. We will experience silence, contemplative and energetic chanting and singing, traditional and experimental approaches to familiar prayers, and at least one longer period of meditation. No previous experience with meditation is required - just an openness to learn. All Hebrew will be transliterated.
Reserve your spot here: Only 20 available! Reservations cost $5. Vegan catering will be provided from Jujubee Tree Asian Vegan .
RSVP ON ONETABLE HERE!
Notes from the co-leaders:
· Please make every effort to arrive by 6:45pm so that we can be ready to create a sacred space for mindfulness, silence, song and prayer that won’t be interrupted too much with buzzing people into the apartment.
· Kids are welcome! Please just be aware that Ally’s apartment doesn’t have a separate space for them to hang out if they get bored. In my experience, these types of services do tend to hold their attention. If you want to have kids bring a book, please feel free!
As this is our first time gathering in this way, Rabbi Goldenberg and Emily would like to get to know you a bit in advance. This will help us to tailor the experience and the materials for the group. So, when you rsvp, please also introduce yourself to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org Tell us a little about yourself, your Jewish connection or background (you don’t have to be Jewish, to come!), comfort with Hebrew, any experience with meditation (none necessary!), and anything else you think we should know.
***We will email you the address after you register online. Thank you!
If you have any questions contact Sam Schachter. See the Facebook page too!
DOROT HOLIDAY PACKAGE DELIVERY
On September 25 we will be delivering Rosh Hashana care packages to brighten the day for seniors on the Upper Westside! If you are interested in participating email Ali Shapiro by 9/19.