Featured in today's newsletter:
Shabbat Services and Potluck (canceled): 1/26
Trivia Night: 1/30
Annual Purim Spiel: 3/24
Shabbat Services and Potluck (canceled)
Friday, January 26, 6:30pm
Jonah's apartment in LIC
Note: This event has been canceled because of Covid. 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.
Tacos, Torah, & Tu BiSh'vat Thursday, January 25, 7:00–8:30pm, Congregation Rodelph Sholom
Tu BiSh'vat celebrates the birthday of trees and is a time of connecting to the natural world and thinking about how we care for our earth. Join Sholom 20s & 30s, Central 20s & 30s, and Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism – New York for an evening of tacos and learning about climate change legislation in honor of Tu BiSh'vat. REGISTER
The NYC Shabbat Collective Friday Night Experience Friday, February 9, 6:30–10:00pm, Hebrew Union College
We're bringing together inspiring music, delicious foodand drinks, and a vibrant community of Jews in their 20s and 30s from across the city. Get ready to celebrate Shabbat like never before! 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.
Have an event you'd like to organize or share? As always, please don't hesitate to send them our way!