Please e-mail Dan to RSVP. He'll send you the address and a spreadsheet so you can tell us what vegetarian dishes you will bring for dinner. Join us for the next Wandering Jews Shabbat for the first Shabbat of winter, as Dan hosts us at his place. We'll sing Kabbalat Shabbat and have a vegetarian potluck dinner. Here is the Facebook event.
Sunday, December 24, 5pm
Jujube Tree (35-02 30th Ave, Astoria) then Regal UA Kaufman Astoria (35-30 38th St, Astoria)
We will celebrate the way our people do with Asian food at Jujube Tree and a movie at Regal UA Kaufman Astoria. We'll meet at the restaurant at 5pm. Afterward, we'll march to the nearby movie theater and watch the movie of your choice. (Highlights this year include: The Color Purple, Aquaman, Wonka, and American Fiction.) Join us for just dinner, just the movie, or both. If you'd like to join, RSVP to Jonah by 12/22. Hope to see you there! Here is the Facebook event.
Drawing Strength: The Jewish History of Comics
Wednesday, December 27, 1:30–2:30pm, Center for Jewish History
Accompanied by a knowledgeable museum guide, we’ll delve into the vibrant origin story of the comic book industry, celebrate renowned Jewish comic writers and artists across generations, and explore the compelling connection between comics and fighting fascism. 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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