Tuesday, April 25, 7 p.m.
Heart of Gold (37-14 31st Ave, Astoria)
Recently, WJOA member Jonah Schrogin went to Poland to volunteer at JCC Krakow, where he sorted and packed food for Ukrainian refugees. Come see his short presentation and learn how you can contribute to the cause. Then stick around for Happy Hour at Heart of Gold, one of the new great bars in Astoria. RSVP to Jonah so he knows how much space to reserve. Here is the Facebook event.
Friday, April 28, 7 p.m.
Athens Square Park (30th Ave and 30th St, Astoria)
The weather is once again nice enough for our Shabbat in the park and restaurant. Join us for Kabbalat Shabbat in Athens Square Park (bring something comfortable to sit on). After services, come for dinner at Namaste (31-15 30th Ave, just a 3-minute walk away).
Donate to Aid in the Ukraine Crisis through WJOA member Jonah's fundraisers
JCC Krakow: Ukraine Crisis Appeal. JCC Krakow is a 501(c)(3) organization, so any donations made are tax-deductible. Please write “Ukraine donation via Jonah Schrogin, int vol” in the comment box.
Another fundraiser is benefitting GlobalGiving's Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund. This 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 recorded presentation.
Help Earthquake Survivors in Turkey and Syria
Two powerful earthquakes struck Turkey and Syria on the same day, killing more than 3,000 people and injuring thousands more. Homes, businesses, and critical infrastructure have been destroyed under layers of rubble. Your donation to the Turkey and Syria Earthquake Relief Fund will provide emergency relief and fuel long-term recovery efforts in Turkey and Syria. Donate to GlobalGiving's Turkey and Syria Earthquake Relief Fund here.
Have an event you'd like to organize or share? As always, please don't hesitate to send them our way!