Friday, November 17, 6pm
Astoria Center of Israel (2731 Crescent St, Astoria)
Join us for a Friendsgiving Shabbat being hosted at the Astoria Center of Israel synagogue. Mark your calendar for Friday, November 17, as we gather for our usual Shabbat services and a special autumnal vegetarian potluck dinner. RSVP to Brian by Wednesday, November 15, to get the sign-up sheet. Here is the Facebook event. The schedule is below:
5:30–6:00 Children's service
7:00–8:00 Erev Shabbat service
Join us for a Book Club discussion and potluck brunch as we talk about The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant (336 pages). Here is the link to the book at Astoria Bookshop. RSVP to Jonah by Friday, December 1 if you can make it. Here is the Facebook event.
Wednesday, December 6, 7pm
American Brass (2-01 50th Ave, LIC)
Come to a Learning Happy Hour with Aviv (B'nai Jeshurun's 20s/30s group), as Rabbi Sammy Kanter of BJ leads us in some teaching relating to Chanukah (it starts the next day, on Thursday night, Dec. 7). We'll meet for drinks and/or food at American Brass, a great spot by the water in LIC. Please RSVP to Jonah by Monday, Dec. 4 at 5pm. Space is limited! Here is the Facebook event.
Shabbat Dinner and Service
Friday, November 10, 7:00–9:15pm, Pavilion
Thanksgiving is almost here, and so is Sigd, an Ethiopian holiday that marks the fiftieth day after Yom Kippur. Join us for a Shabbat dinner and service to commemorate the holiday season with friendship, prayers of gratitude, and plenty of Ethiopian food. REGISTER
Thursday, December 7, 7:00pm, Park Avenue Synagogue
Come celebrate Hanukkah with the PAS NextDor and Central Synagogue 20s & 30s communities. There will be fill-your-own donuts, drinks, dreidel spinning, and more. REGISTER
Last February, WJOA member Jonah Schrogin volunteered at JCC Krakow, where he packed and sorted food for Ukrainian refugees. If you'd like to contribute to JCC Krakow's Ukraine relief program, here is their Ukraine 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.
Jonah has another fundraiser, this one 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.
Donate to Aid Wildfire Survivors in Hawaii
Contribute to GlobalGiving's Hawaii Wildfire Relief Fund here. The worst wildfires in Hawaii's history have caused more than 90 deaths, left dozens injured, and reduced towns to ash. Hundreds of people are missing. Strong winds from Hurricane Dora fueled the flames in Maui and the Big Island. Your donation to the Hawaii Wildfire Relief Fund will support wildfire relief and recovery efforts in affected communities.
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