See below for the WJOA early January announcements.
Featured in today's newsletter:
Movie Night Happy Hour: 1/16
Shabbat Services and Potluck: 1/26
Trivia Night: 1/30
Movie Night Happy Hour
Tuesday, January 16, 6:30pm (movie starts at 8:30pm)
The Ditty (35-03 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria)
Happy New Year! Let's meet up for Happy Hour and Movie Night at The Ditty. The movie being shown is Barbie. So grab your pink outfit that you put back in the closet last summer. If you missed Barbie in the theater or need a re-watch it, then this meet-up is for you. We will start out for Happy Hour at 6:30pm. The Ditty's official Happy Hour goes until 7pm with discounted cocktails and beer. Movie start time isn't until 8:30pm, so you can decide if you want to just come by for drinks and dinner, or also stay for the movie. For more info and a glance at the food menu at The Ditty, click here. Please RSVP to Jennifer so that she can save you a seat. Here is the Facebook event.
Friday, January 26, 6:30pm
Jonah's apartment in LIC
Join us for the next Wandering Jews Shabbat, as Jonah hosts us at his place in LIC. We'll have a Shabbat service followed by a vegetarian potluck dinner. Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 24 to Jonah. (Note that space is limited, so RSVP early to reserve a spot.) He'll send you the address and a spreadsheet so you can tell us what vegetarian dishes you will bring for dinner. Here is the Facebook event.
Please RSVP to Brian so he can save seats. The WJOA trivia team is returning to Astoria Bier & Cheese (34-14 Broadway) for more cheese, beer, and competition. Join us on Tuesday, January 30th at 7pm! We hope to see you there! Here is the Facebook event.
Friday, January 19, 6pm–7:30pm, Temple Emanu-El
Liev Schreiber will be speaking about what he's doing for Ukraine since the invasion almost two years ago. Jonah will be attending, so if you are interested, you can email him to meet up. More information, and register here (free).
Central 20s & 30s
20s & 30s Shabbat Dinner and Service
Friday, January 19, 6:30pm, Pavillion
Start off 2024 with another Central 20s & 30s Shabbat! Let's ring in the new year with schmoozing, praying, and (of course) noshing. Please note the cost of attending Shabbat has increased due to the rising cost of catering. That said, cost should never be a barrier to attending our programming. Please contact Rabbi Dan if this new cost would be a barrier to your joining us. REGISTER
Save the date The NYC Shabbat Collective: A Friday Night Experience for 20s & 30s
Central Synagogue, Hebrew Union College, and six other Reform synagogues in Manhattan are bringing together inspiring music, delicious food and drinks, and a vibrant community of Jews from across the city. Get ready to celebrate Shabbat like never before! Get your early bird tickets on Tuesday, January 9.LEARN MORE
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.
Have an event you'd like to organize or share? As always, please don't hesitate to send them our way!