Featured in today's newsletter:
Happy Hour: 6/15
Book Club: 7/30
Thursday, June 15, 6 p.m.
Luna Asian Bistro & Rooftop Lounge (32-72 Steinway St 6th fl, Astoria)
Come join WJOA for Happy Hour at Luna Asian Bistro & Rooftop Lounge, where we can hang out, grab drinks, food, and enjoy the view. RSVP to Jennifer by Wednesday, June 14 at 6 p.m. so we can make a reservation. 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.
PS 101Q Art Project Viewing
Terrace Sotheby's International Reality
16 Sation Square, Forest Hills
Thursday, June 2 – Thursday, June 14
Jennifer Verbit, a member of WJOA, has been teaching an elementary after-school program at PS 101Q, The School in the Gardens, this spring semester. Her Book Arts class currently has their Book Projects on display at a local business in Forest Hills. If you can swing by to view the window, it's full of color.
Hastings-on-Hudson Sunset Concert Series
Spuyten Duyvil & Friends
Tuesday, July 18, 7–9 p.m.
100 River St., Hastings-on-Hudson
Maceachron Waterfront Park
More information here
Contact WJOA member Zak if you're interested in going
Donate to Aid in the Ukraine Crisis
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!