Wandering Jews of Astoria


Wandering Jews of Astoria

Welcome Jews of Astoria! We have put together a monthly egalitarian erev Shabbat service/vegetarian pot luck dinner for all who are interested. This will take place in various homes throughout the hood.

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So ... is anybody hosting a local seder? {coughs pointedly}Continue

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Hi Everybody, Does anybody know anything that's happening for Sukkot in the area?Continue

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Kosher Meat 4 Replies

Hi Everyone,Is there a place in Astoria to buy kosher meat or chicken? Thanks,KarenContinue

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Comment by Michael Croland on August 1, 2011 at 8:11pm
Shalom, y'all!

Wandering Jews of Astoria's next Shabbat services and vegetarian potluck will take place on Friday, 8/19, at 7 p.m. at Alissa and Stu Akerman's apartment. They have a beautiful, huge balcony that many of us have longed to return to.

Please e-mail Alissa (alissa.akerman@gmail.com) to let her know if you're coming, get the address, and tell her what vegetarian dish you'll be bringing to the potluck.

Happy August,
Comment by Tammy on July 22, 2011 at 1:31pm

Hey all,


Tonight's shabbat has moved to Tanya and Ben's apartment instead of the park because of this intense heat.  For more info or the address, email me at tammylew@gmail.com.

Comment by Mitchell J. Blas on July 18, 2011 at 4:25pm
Is anyone from this group interested in attending the ACI Museum trip to see the Hannah Senesh Exhibit at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. It is being sponsored by the Astoria Center of Israel. We have decided to run it on Sunday August 7. I am coordinating the trip. It is one of the most important Jewish historical retrospectives around today about an extremely brave and creative young woman who gave her life to help save Jews in Europe during WWII. Please see some more details about her  and about the trip below. Please email me directly at mjb1040@aol.com if you are interested in attending. 
Comment by Joshua Kail on July 18, 2011 at 3:14pm
Sounds like you will need The Wandering Jews Tuchus Kippa, because where ever you are wandering you need a holy place to "be seated." I hope the weather holds and this is just the first outdoor event of many!
Comment by Tammy on July 18, 2011 at 2:58pm

Hey all-- just a reminder that Friday is our potluck and service in Astoria Park! We'll be near the entrance at Ditmars between 19th and Shore blvd. Email me at tammylew@gmail.com if you're coming to let us know what you're bringing. Oh, and remember to bring something to sit on!

Comment by Mitchell J. Blas on June 30, 2011 at 7:53am

FYI - Tonight is the annual concert in the Park in Astoria Park - Here is a link



Comment by Michael Croland on June 29, 2011 at 9:51pm
Volunteer Opportunity
From Tracy Fishbein:
What are you doing during the day on July 4?  If you'll be in NYC, I'd like to extend an invitation to score some mitzvah points by working at the soup kitchen of Hebrew Union College.  The soup kitchen runs entirely on student and community volunteers, and because of the holiday, the coordinators have struggling to find people to help out this coming Monday.  As an HUC student, I have volunteered at soup kitchen many times, and I can tell you from experience that the people we help REALLY appreciate the work and efforts of the volunteers.   
We're looking for people to come and help out from 3:15-5:45, before the fun of fireworks and other July 4th shenanigans usually begin.  If you'll be around, I hope you'll come and join me and a couple of other HUC'ers for a fun and easy afternoon of serving others.  If you're interested, please send me an email at tracyfishbein@gmail.com to RSVP and/or request more information.  For security purposes, I'd like to have a list of people who are planning to attend to give to the security guards at HUC, so please do let me know if you'd like to join me.

A Standing Offer for Shabbat
Looking to celebrate Shabbat in Astoria even when Wandering Jews of Astoria doesn't have an event? Zelig Krymko graciously invites you over! Says Zelig, "I am extending an open invitation to Astoria Jews to come to our home any Friday night for a kosher Shabbat dinner (we are here in Astoria most Shabbatot)." For more information, contact Zelig at zeligkrymko@yahoo.com.
Comment by Tammy on June 29, 2011 at 3:00pm
Join the Wandering Jews on Friday, July 22nd at 7pm as we welcome Shabbat in Astoria Park as a community. As a kid, you loved celebrating outside with new and old friends at camps throughout the country. But now, as an adult, let's bring that same spirit to our current home and enjoy Shabbat outside in beautiful Astoria Park with services and a vegetarian potluck. Meet us near the entrance at Ditmars between 19th St and Shore Blvd (if you don't see us, look for WJOA signs or see the map attached). Join us for services, dinner, or both! And maybe afterward we'll have a good old fashioned sing-along... or a more adult trip to the Beer Garden.

Please bring your own water/beverages, as we can't provide them for such a large group. Rain location will be provided if necessary. Feel free to invite friends, neighbors, significant others, etc. RSVP to Tammy Lew at tammylew@gmail.com. WJOA_072211.jpg
Comment by Mitchell J. Blas on June 24, 2011 at 5:31pm

ACI Trip to the Museum of Jewish Heritage for Special Exhibit  


In early August, the Museum of Jewish Heritage (36 Battery Place) will be concluding the exhibit Fire in My Heart, which relates the heroic story of Hannah Senesh -- born in Budapest in 1921 -- through her writings and personal artifacts. The young poet (she wrote Eli, Eli among other famed hymns) fled her native land to settle in Israel -- only to return to Nazi-occupied Hungary for a mission to support the partisans -- for which she was arrested, imprisoned, and executed by firing squad at the age of 23. As mentioned in the June bulletin, an ACI trip to see this and other exhibits at the museum is in the works. The tour at the museum would be on a Sunday from 10am to 12:30 pm, followed by lunch there. Cost for admission to the museum, including a guided tour for our group would be $14.00 per person. The cost of lunch in the museum cafe is $11.00 for adults and $8.00 for kids. A bus may be hired for transportation from ACI to the museum and back, and would be an additional charge. If you are interested in attending, please reply to this by emailing mjb1040@aol.com  or call the ACI office (718-278-2680) and indicate which date you would prefer: Sunday July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, or August 7; indicate as well how many adults and how many children would be attending. You

Comment by Michael Croland on June 19, 2011 at 10:26pm

Next Shabbat Service & Potluck
The next Shabbat service and vegetarian potluck is this Friday at 7 p.m. Please come and join our vibrant community of Jewish twenty- and thirty-somethings in Astoria! Wendy Levine is organizing, so please e-mail levinewendy@yahoo.com to RSVP, get her address, and tell her what dish you'll be bringing.

Hosting Future Events

We would like to plan out our schedule for the next six months. Our Shabbat events depend on the hospitality of volunteers who are willing to welcome people into their homes, and we are looking for people who are willing to host Shabbat services and potlucks. Hosts can pick the Friday nights that work best for them! Please contact Tammy at TammyLew@gmail.com to sign up or discuss possibilities. Thanks for your consideration!


Real-Deal E-Mails

Are you following us on Why Leave Astoria but not on our e-mail list? E-mail Michael at mcroland@gmail.com and you can get the real-deal e-mails!


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