Justice, justice thou shalt…party?

The Inside the Activists’ Studio was a great event — Nina over at JVoices has a summary — with over 125 folks. But more about that later. At the moment, the need to party together frequently was mentioned previously regarding the emerging pan-Jewish social justice cooperation. So here’s the sponsors’ NY-area Hanukah parties for your social calendars.
Personally, I’m a fan of NIF’s comedy gig with Yisrael Campbell. Got others? Put ’em in the comments.
Jew Roots!
AJWSJoin the AJWS-AVODAH NY City Team for an evening of reinvigorating your Jewish and socially conscious self, followed by a social outing at a nearby bar. Latkes will be served!
When: Monday, December 15th @ 6:30pm
Where: Location revealed when you RSVP
Cost: Free!
For more info: visit www.avodah.net/alumni-events or email [email protected]
Get Your Gelt On
Get your gelt on and support the HIAS Scholarship Program! Join us for a festive holiday party to support the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) Scholarship Program for immigrants and refugees pursuing advanced education.
When: Thursday December 11th @ 7pm
Where: Katra @ 217 Bowery Street, NYC
Cost: $18 in advance, $25 at the door,
$30 for 2 tickets in advance.
Holiday Treats and Free Hanukkah Cocktails from 8-9pm!
For more info: www.hias.org/GetYourGeltOn or email [email protected].
Comedy and Candles: A Chanukah Party with Yisrael Campbell
Join the New Israel Fund’s New Generations, in partnership with Jewcy and Zeek, for a raging Chanukah Party featuring the thrice-converted star of “Circumcize Me”, Yisrael Campbell.
When: Monday, December 22nd @ 7:30pm
Where: Jimmy’s No. 43 @ 43 East 7th Street, NYC
For more info and to register: visit www.nif.org/chanukah.
JFREJ Hanukkah Housing Forum
JFREJCome to learn from experts about how the election will impact housing issues in New York City and connect it to Hanukkah text study.
When: Thursday, December 18, 2008 @ 6:30pm
Where: TBA
For more info: email [email protected]

3 thoughts on “Justice, justice thou shalt…party?

  1. While I don’t necessarily disagree with the benefit of partying together… I worry a bit when social justice feels more like a scene than a movement.

  2. Better one scene that a dozen separate cliques, which is mostly how the various fellows and alumni function now…But I see what you’re saying.
    I wouldn’t worry, it’s a movement for sure, there’s no challenging the demographic data on it. Just the appearance and rapid growth of all these service groups is testament enough. Hopefully now we’ll begin trying to tie it all together.

    GreenLight: A Sustainable Hanukah Celebration!
    Monday, December 22nd – 6:30pm
    Josephine Butler Parks Center
    2437 15th Street, NW
    Back by popular demand, homemade locally grown latkes and applesauce will return along with fair-trade gelt and beeswax candles to celebrate the festival of lights and join together for environmental justice for all. RSVP to [email protected].
    Shomrei Adamah, AVODAH-AJWS, JUFJ, Teva, Interfaith Power and Light, Moishe House Silver Spring, & Moishe House DC.

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