November 2014 Highlights

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Please G-d this finds all well after the meaningful holidays. Please enjoy a glimpse of some of the latest happenings at The Brownstone.


 

Tisha B’Av

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100 young professionals from the area came and heard the scroll of Eichah, most for the first time. This was an extremely moving experience with singing and candles, led by Yoni Greenwald and Eli Schwebel.
 

Brandeis Genesis Institue for Russian Jewry (BGI)

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A group of almost 50 students from DC came to hear Wayne Firestone, former president of Hillel.
 

Twin Suns Wine Event

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200 young professional singles and couples came to The Brownstone for a wine tasting by Twin Suns.
 

Lauder Yeshurun Metro Trip from Berlin, Germany

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We hosted an impressive group of young women from Berlin, Germany during their ten- day trip to New York. The girls got to tour the city, meet many inspiring personalities, and experienced two incredible Shabbatons with the Monsey and Lawrence communities.
 

Group from St. Petersburg

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Rabbi Jack Cohen from Meor Penn joined 30 Machon Yaakov alumni for an inspiring pre- High Holidays Shabbaton.
 

Machon Yaakov Shabbaton

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Rabbi Jack Cohen from Meor Penn joined 30 Machon Yaakov alumni for an inspiring pre- High Holidays Shabbaton.
 

An Israel Advocacy Event with Kasim Hafeez

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The Brownstone partnered with “StandWithUs” to bring Kasim Hafeez, a British Muslim of Pakistani origin who grew up around extreme anti-Semitic and anti-Israel views, to speak about his journey to becoming an active Zionist.
 

Yoni’s Class

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50 young professionals attend.
 

Shabbat Dinners

NYU Dental School
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Weekly Shabbat Dinners.
Russian Initiative

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World Zionist Organization Conference

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Resetting the Table

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“Resetting the Table” held a conference for college students and young professionals instructing them in new ways of teaching and engaging students in Israel advocacy and Judaism.
 

Event with David Sacks, writer of many popular TV shows including “The Simpsons”

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David Sacks addressed a group of 60 young professionals from Meor Penn and Meor Boston. He spoke about his personal struggles and triumphs discovering his Jewish identity while working in Hollywood.
 

Event for Parents of Lone Soldiers

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Consul General of Israel Ido Aharoni addressed a group of 80 parents of Lone Soldiers.
 

Reuth Fundraiser


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“American Friends of Reuth”, a rehabilitation center in Tel Aviv which primarily services wounded Israeli soldiers, hosted a fundraiser. About 60 young professionals came. They also made cards to send to the wounded soldiers.
 

Fall Hard Social

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30 unaffiliated young singles, all with high-level jobs, came together to meet other young Jews like themselves. Each participant had to bring one other participant that nobody else knew, ensuring a diverse crowd. A professional body language reader moderated.
 

Thuzio Executive Club

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David Epstein, author of “The Sports Gene”, addressed a group of 45 high level professionals at this corporate networking event.
 

Brownstone Sukkah Events

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While the group enjoyed a wine tasting in the Sukkah, Reuven Ibragimov spoke about connecting to Judaism as a young couple.
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60 young professionals came for a Mediterranean cocktail night in the Sukkah.

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80 college students came for pizza, schmoozing, and a comedy show by Alan Flinn and Edward Mulaev.
 

The Shabbat Project

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“Shabbat Social” hosted a Shabbat dinner for 260 young professionals
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It was a masquerade dinner. The lower level was medieval.
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The first floor was Asian.

The second floor was 1920’s.


Wishing all a healthy and safe winter
Sincerely,
Rabbi Mordechai Suchard