Hanukkah Latke & Doughnut Potluck

When: Monday, December 2, 2013 from 7:00 – 9:00pm
Where: Rebecca Sach’s house (email jgap@princeton.edu for address)

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Get excited! JGAP’s annual Hanukkah party is this upcoming Monday night! We’ll be eating latkes, lighting the menorah, and comparing Thanksgivukkah stories from 7:00-9:00pm. The party will be at Rebecca’s apartment near Nassau Street in Princeton. JGAP will be providing latkes, sufganiyot (doughnuts!), and the fixings. It’s going to be delicious. We would really appreciate if you could bring along an appetizer, salad, side, or drinks so that we don’t run out of food! As always, feel free to bring family, friends and colleagues.

PLEASE RSVP to jgap@princeton.edu if you can make it! We need to know how many latkes to make, and what you’ll be able to contribute, if anything. See you soon!

Zamru Services & Potluck Shabbat (PASSED)

When: PASSED (Friday, November 22, 2013 from 6:30 – 9:00pm)
Where: Nassau Presbyterian Church at 61 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ

shabbatluck200Princeton’s independent monthly minyan, Zamru, will be hosting Kabbalat Shabbat & Ma’ariv services and dinner on Friday. Zamru is a progressive, independent, egalitarian Jewish community celebrating Shabbat through vibrant, musical prayer.

Services begin at 6:30pm at the Nassau Presbyterian Church, and dinner follows. Please bring a generously-sized, labeled (with ingredients) vegetarian dish with serving utensils to the potluck. You must RSVP to info@zamru.org by Wednesday, November 20! 

We look forward to seeing you there!

JGAPaoke & Sangria Happy Hour! (PASSED)

When: PASSED (Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 8:00pm – 12:00am)
Where: Despaña Tapas Bar and Ivy Inn on Nassau Street in Princeton, NJ

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Wednesday night JGAP is going to Despaña Tapas Café for sangrias and then stumbling across the street to the Ivy Inn for JGAPaoke. We’ll be hanging out at Despaña, attempting to pronounce various difficult words in languages which aren’t English, but maybe are Spanish, and learning about how some people in Spain pronounce “zorro” as “thorro” with a rolled R and everything from 8 – 10pm. You can show up whenever, but be there before 9pm to guarantee a free drink. At about 10pm, we’ll head over to the venerable Ivy Inn where local Princetonians go every Wednesday to sing their favorite songs from Rocky Horror Picture Show and Neil Diamond hits related to the Red Sox.

In short, this will be a very good time, and the relevant details are:

8:00 – 10:00pm at Despaña for sangrias (come before 9pm if you want free drinks!)

10:00pm - late at Ivy Inn for Karaoke (singing is optional, but a judge-y attitude will not win friends at the Ivy.)

Each One, Teach One: Session II (PASSED)

Discussion

When: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 7:00 – 8:15pm (PASSED)
            Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 7:00 – 8:15pm (PASSED)
            Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 7:00 – 8:15pm
            Wednesday, December 18, 2013 from 7:00 – 8:15pm
Where: Panera Bread in downtown Princeton at 136 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ

Ever wondered what JGAP members do when they’re not at happy hour? Join us for a new learning series, taught by our own members about their passions. We’ll meet at Panera every other week over a free dinner (provided by JGAP) to hear about a different JGAPer’s work, hobby, or random obsession. Dinner is at 7:00pm, discussion starts at 7:15pm.

Our second session was taught by Abby McCartney
Abby is a Master’s candidate at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, focusing on education reform and policy. She is a former teacher and will be talking about some of the everyday issues teachers deal with, how policy changes at the state and federal level impact classrooms, and some future trends to look out for in education over the next few years. Abby is excited to discuss her work with you, and is happy to answer any of your questions on the topic!

We’re looking for members to teach a session, too, so if you have a subject you love to talk about, contact Abby at abbym@princeton.edu! If you’d like a kosher takeout meal from the CJL, please contact Arielle at least 1 day before the event at arielleg@princeton.edu.

Each One, Teach One: Session I (PASSED)

Discussion

When: PASSED (Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 7:00 – 8:15pm)
Where: Panera Bread in downtown Princeton at 136 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ

Ever wondered what JGAP members do when they’re not at happy hour? Join us for a new learning series, taught by our own members about their passions. We’ll meet at Panera every other week over a free dinner (provided by JGAP) to hear about a different JGAPer’s work, hobby, or random obsession. Dinner is at 7:00pm, discussion starts at 7:15pm.

Our first session was taught by Brandon Goldberg
Brandon is a healthcare lawyer practicing in the Princeton area. He works extensively with nursing homes, which happen to have a huge Orthodox Jewish involvement in ownership and management. This has had some interesting effects on the industry, which Brandon is happy to tell us about and discuss over dinner.

We’re looking for members to teach a session, too, so if you have a subject you love to talk about, contact Abby at abbym@princeton.edu! If you’d like a kosher takeout meal from the CJL, please contact Arielle at least 1 day before the event at arielleg@princeton.edu.