Featured in today's newsletter:
Trivia Night: 10/17
Happy Hour: 10/24
Book Club: 12/3
Tuesday, October 17, 8pm – 10:30pm
The Wolfhound (38-14 30th Ave, Astoria)
The WJOA trivia team is returning to the location where we did so well in the spring: The Wolfhound. Join us on Tuesday, October 17 at 8pm! We need your specialized knowledge on our team. We hope to see you there! Please RSVP to Brian M so he can reserve the table. Here is the Facebook event.
Join us for the next Wandering Jews Shabbat in person, as Laura hosts us at her place. We'll sing Kabbalat Shabbat and have a vegetarian potluck dinner. Please e-mail Laura by Wednesday, October 25 to RSVP. She'll send you the address and a spreadsheet so you can tell us what vegetarian delicacies you can share for dinner. Here is the Facebook event.
Join us for a Book Club discussion and potluck brunch as we talk about The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant (336 pages). Here is the link to the book at Astoria Bookshop. RSVP to Jonah by Friday, December 1 if you can make it. Here is the Facebook event.
JCC Krakow and its Ukraine Relief Program Come to NYC
Last February, WJOA member Jonah Schrogin volunteered at JCC Krakow, where he packed and sorted food for Ukrainian refugees. On Thursday, October 19, 7:30pm – 8:30pm, Jonathan Ornstein (CEO of JCC Krakow) will talk with Chuck Fishman (photographer who documented Ukrainians coming to JCC Krakow in spring 2022) at Central Synagogue's Pavilion (and virtual). Register for the talk here. This is in conjunction with the Fishman's photography exhibit, currently at Central's Pavilion through October 25. Learn more about that here.
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.
Central 20s & 30s
The Oslo Legacy (post-event 20s & 30s reception)
Tuesday, October 17, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
In person (Pavilion)
To register, and more info here
The NYC Shabbat Collective
Friday, October 20, 6:30pm – 10:00pm
Hebrew Union College
To register, and more info here
Donate to Aid in the Ukraine Crisis
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.
Help 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!