Featured in today's newsletter:
Happy Hour: 5/16
Book Club: 7/9
Schmooze News (Shavuot info)
Tuesday, May 16, 7 p.m.
Sek'end Sun (32-11 Broadway, Astoria)
Come to Sek'end Sun with WJOA for Happy Hour. They have great beverages and food. If the weather allows, we may go outside on their back patio with the iconic QUEENS sign. RSVP to Jonah. Here is the Facebook event.
In anticipation of summery weather, we will have Shabbat services and a potluck dinner in Astoria Park. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on! RSVP by Wednesday, June 14 by filling out this Google Form or emailing Brian to receive the location and the spreadsheet to sign up for the vegetarian potluck. Here is the Facebook event.
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, here is their 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!