Happy Halloween! Or as it’s (somewhat) known in Israel, “the holiday with less awesome costumes than Purim.” Disappointed that you’re too old to trick-or-treat? Well, we’ve got the next best thing. Instead of knocking on people’s doors and asking them for candy, why not call them up and ask them to support the Jewish community?
This Sunday, join CJP's Young Leadership Divsion (YLD) for CJP's Super Sunday, the largest community-wide fundraiser of the year. Meet other young adults, enjoy tasty BBQ, enter a raffle of fun prizes, and be a do-gooder all at the same time. There are several ways to help out, but if you volunteer to make fundraising calls, we’ll give you a basic training (e.g. don’t say “trick or treat” on the phone). Please note that Super Sunday is an all-day event. YLD will be making calls from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m., but you're welcome to help out earlier if that works better for you!
Here’s a treat: Quick Picks is running a fun and simple giveaway in honor of Out in Israel month, a campaign that celebrates and educates about Israel’s LBGT community. What’s the prize? A pass to the Boston Jewish Film Festival (BJFF) that’s good for three admissions (a value of $30) plus entry into the Young Adult Party at Finale, Monday November 7, after the Short Films Competition.
To enter, simply snap a photo of an Out in Israel poster -- you'll find them sprinkled throughout the MBTA (Kenmore, Government Center, Park St, Copley, Downtown Crossing, State, and Harvard). Then email it to us with your name and contact info (firstname.lastname@example.org). Takes all of two seconds with a smartphone.
The first five people to enter will win this pass! The festival runs Nov 2 - Nov. 15, so grab your phone and your Charlie Card, and find an Out in Israel poster fast!
Also, check out the Out in Israel events taking place in Boston starting Nov. 5th.
Introducing the Real Housewives of Israel; no joke.
Tuesday November 01, 2011
7:30PM - 9:00PM
Presented by: New Center for Arts and Culture
Town: Cambridge, MA
MacArthur-winning poet and translator Peter Cole and acclaimed essayist Adina Hoffman tell the story of the Cairo Geniza, the most vital cache of Jewish manuscripts ever discovered, often referred to as the “the Living Sea Scrolls.” Read more...
Looking for Friends? You've found..Haverim!
Friday November 04, 2011
6:30PM - 10:00PM
Presented by: Temple Ohabei Shalom
Town: Brookline, MA
Haverim, friends in Hebrew, is our young professionals group. Join us after Friday night services at 6:00 pm as we head over to The Beacon Street Tavern. Haverim is a great way to meet new people, stay connected with friends, network, and just have fun! Read more...
Saturday November 05, 2011
9:45AM - 11:15AM
Presented by: Jewish Discovery Institute/USCJ
Town: Newton, MA
Have you felt awkward, frustrated or overwhelmed in a synagogue service? Now is your chance to make yourself at home with the beautiful and inspiring liturgy of our tradition. Join us to unravel the structure, choreography, and meaning of the Shabbat morning service as we pray together. Read more...