CLUB NEWS & EVENTS
Coming in January or thereabouts:
DOUBLE CHAI celebration
We kind of missed the boat for a 35th anniversary party. We just didn't get enough response. So we are going to have a 36th anniversary party – a DOUBLE CHAI celebration. Since we're not holding a Hanukkah Food Night, we're going to have Food Night for our anniversary event. How's that? We will keep to our favorite format: participants are expected to bring the vittles. Time and venue will soon be announced. But you can start thinking about your very best dairy or parve recipe. You even have more than a month to practice and perfect it.
Do you know who has a special stake in Hanukkah?
WOMEN! That's right.
It is customary that women do no housework for the first half hour that the Hanukkah lights are burning. Why?
First of all because the Syrian-Greeks mistreated Jewish women systematically thru their vicious laws.
Secondly, because a major figure in the victory was a Jewish woman named Yehudit, (Judith). She won the confidence of the Syrian-Greek general Halifornus. Then, after making him sleepy with wine and cheese, she decapitated him. When she hung his head out the window, the Syrian-Greek army was demoralized and the Jewish victory was greatly facilitated. So put your feet up and chill out, girls.
Bowling pins were biting the dust as never before. At our bowling night - dedicated to the memory of our late friend Steve Selinger, ob"m – we made two lanes rock with the thunder of our endeavors. How proud he would have been of us. After kicking off the evening with a spirited repast we crossed the road to the bowling alley. Paul and Marilyn set a sizzling pace by each opening their game with strikes. Not to be outdone, everyone who bowled got a strike or a spare. The atmosphere was electric.We set the bar higher and higher as the evening went on. Besides the bowlers we had a gallery of dedicated cheer leaders to encourage us onward. Or Aviram (the first Israeli bowler to win a Bowling World Cup title and who is one of the few to have bowled a perfect 300 game) could not have asked for more.
At the end of the day, after neck in neck and nose to nose competition, it was Anita who took top laurels with a score of 126 with Chana nipping at her heels with a score of 118. All who participated finished with a personal best score, and we can hardly wait for our next foray into the wonderful world of this sport of kings.
Give A Kid A Break Fund
We've already kicked off the new school season. Our first contributor is Eda Asseo who came to one of our Friday gatherings specially to donate (also to the Club). Let's dig in (into our pockets, that is) and donate what we can to needy kids. It doesn't have to be much – every bit helps. Chana buys supplies for the pupils with your donations and the kids reap the benefits. Let's all GIVE A KID A BREAK!