Exclusive Scoop on CBDYAG–for Jewish 20 and 30 Somethings Only
Posted by challahbackgirl on December 31, 2007
Congregation Beth David’s Young Adult Group is making some changes for the coming year. Don’t worry, the fun isn’t stopping. Their volunteers are busy planning a wide variety of events; there’s sure to be something for you. If you’re a Jewish 20 or 30 something who hasn’t checked them out, there an awesome bunch, that love to have fun. You’ll find them having event around the Bay Area, though most are in the south bay, where their home base Shul is, Congregation Beth David (Conservative) their events are Kosher or vegetarian/dairy when eating in non-kosher establishments. They have so many events a month, it’s hard to keep up with this fully volunteer run group.
To keep up with all their goings on, they’re moving their mailing list to a Google Group, be sure you get included, by adding yourself to the group or by sending them an e-mail with a request to be subscribed to the mailing list and your e-mail address. As part of this change, they’ll be sending less messages. While evites will exist for their events, you’ll get a link in their weekly e-mail to them. They encourage you to add yourself to the evites. If you’re part of their Facebook group, you’ll still get invited to events there, but you’ll get full news from the group from the Google Group.
They’re also looking for a new name. Enter their contest to win 2 Gold AMC Movie Tickets if a name you suggest is chosen.
Each month they do a Meet and Greet dinner at a restaurant featuring a different type of cuisine, this month is Indian food. Along with a Mitzvah of the Month, and a variety of social events. They have a lot going on this January, from co-sponsored events on ice, to wine tasting and helping with the community bone marrow donor registration drive. Follow the Jump to see what their calendar of events page had to say.
Tuesday, January 8, 7pm Meet and Greet: Indian
This month’s Meet and Greet features the cuisine of India. Join us for a vegetarian meal in good company as we dine at Mayuri (2232 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050) which features both Northern and Southern Indian delights. RSVP on the evite or to cbdyag[at]gmail.com
Sunday, January 13?, 2008, Mitzvah of the Month
This month, we’ll be helping out with the Bone-Marrow Registration Drive (see below) that various Bay Area Jewish organizations are putting together with the Gift of Life Foundation. The drive is on 1/27/2008 and everyone who’s not registered should show up (18-60 years of age)!!! For our event, we’ll be posting fliers across town. It’ll be fun– we’ll go in groups and stop at every jewish-related watering hole we can think of. The date is TBA– depends on when fliers are ready– but 1/13/08 is a good guess.
Monday, January 14, 6:30pm, BROOMBALL
CBDYAG and Hillel at Stanford’s Grad and Young Adult Group invite you to a fun night of broomball that’s totally FREE. This fun competitive game, hockey without the pads or skates, is played in tennis shoes. We’ll provided hot chocolate and tea. Please be at Winter Lodge (3009 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306, directions) at 6:30pm, we’ll be on the indoor ice. RSVP on the evite. For more information contact mshaffin[at]stanford.edu
Note: Broomball is a fun game, though can be dangerous, so bringing helmets, knee pads and elbow pads are recommended, though not required.
Sunday, January 20, 2pm,Volunteer Meeting
Join us at Shelley’s Home for a short meeting to plan the coming months before heading to A Hands on Taste of Jewish Italy. If you’re interested in helping with CBDYAG this is the place to find out how or continue your involvement. Our heart is our volunteers. For more details and to RSVP contact cbdyag[at]gmail.com.
Sunday, January 20, 4pm Make Your Own Pizza and Italian Wine Tasting: A Hands on Taste of Jewish Italy
Congregation Beth David Congregant Paula Barbarito-Levitt and her family have graciously invited us into their home in San Jose for a hands on Taste of Jewish Italy. We’ll get a cooking lesson on pizza and pasta, and enjoy dinner including pizza fresh from their outdoor pizza oven. Her husband Marc will share his knowledge of Italian wines, which we’ll get to taste. Paula Barbarita-Levitt has taught Regional Italian cooking for 15 years and has studied with some world renown chefs and teachers. As a family the Levitt’s travel to Italy every other year in search of food, and their historic origins. They have visited many lesser know areas and learned some fascinating details about Jewish History. The class will have the experiences of fashioning the same on a small scale. And if that wasn’t enough we’ll even learn a little about some special and lesser known Jewish spots in Italy. Feel free to bring an Italian wine to share (optional). You’ll leave with a full stomach, a packet of recipes and a taste of Jewish Italy. Please RSVP for the address to cbdyag[at]gmail.com, evite
Saturday, January 26, 7:15pm, Ice Skating and Schmooze
Join us on the ice or off at Logitech Ice in San Jose,
(1500 S. 10th Street, San Jose, CA 95112, at Alma, next to Municipal Stadium).
Come skate or schmooze at Stanley’s Sports Bar overlooking the ice rink. $10 (please bring cash) for time and skate rental. Bringing your own skates is welcome. Logitech Ice offers both figure skates and hockey skates for rent. Visit the evite or contact cbdyag[at]gmail.com to RSVP.Dress appropriately, socks for in your skates, gloves, etc. If you know you’ll be stumbling be prepared to get a little wet. We’ll grab a bit to eat and schmooze some more after skating. Brought to you by CBDYAG and Hillel at Stanford’s Grad and Young Adult Group. See pictures from last year’s event
Sunday, January 27, 11am-4pm Mitzvah of the Month: Community Bone Marrow Donor Drive
Gloria and Ken Levy Family Campus, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032
Help save lives by volunteering to take a shift helping with the Community Bone Marrow Donor Drive. We’ll be helping people through of the process to get registered for the worldwide Bone Marrow Registry. We’re working with Gift of Life Foundation. We’ll give you all the information you need to know and have the materials, food and games as well. Don’t forget to get yourself registered too. Donors must be 18-60 years of age. We’ll have 3 musical acts throughout the day as well. For more information or to volunteer contact cbdyag[at]gmail.com
Wednesday, January 30, Movie Night
Save the date and stay tuned for theater and movie details. RSVP to cbdyag[at]gmail.com