OU Announces Five Singles Events: December 3, 9, 22; January 10, 29

15 Nov 2007


Single and interested in a fun and relaxing way to meet new people? The Orthodox Union’s Singles Connection, a program of the Department of Community Services, has announced five events in December and January, which span various interests: from concerts, to gift-giving in hospitals, to an insightful seminar on relationships, as well as discussing a documentary film. All events provide opportunities for singles to meet, mingle, and have a good time.

The first event, Chanukah Celebration with Noah Solomon in Concert, will take place at Park East Synagogue, 164 East 68th Street (between Lexington and Third Avenues), on Monday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m. Noah Solomon, of the group Soulfarm, will connect singles to their roots while they make new friends and enjoy refreshments. Admission is $20, half of which will be used to buy gifts for hospitalized children during Chanukah.

Beginning the week of December 9, singles will have an opportunity to visit children in New York hospitals in the OU’s Beautiful Child: Annual Hospital Chanukah Gift Giving event. To participate, contact Frank Buchweitz, Director of Community Services and Special Projects, at frank@ou.org with full contact information and day of preference.

The next event is a Tribute to the Beatles and More by the Guthrie Brothers, which will take place at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, 125 East 85th Street, Saturday, December 22, at 8:30 p.m. The Guthrie Brothers, Jeb and Jock, have performed at many OU events with startling authenticity. The admission is $20 at the door.

The first event in 2008, the Seven Deadly Sins of Communication: Enhancing Personal and Professional Relationships with Uri Schneider, will take place at Congregation Ohab Zedek, 118 West 95th Street, on Thursday, January 10 at 7:30 p.m. This discussion will present important tips on communication and will inspire singles to express their needs, wants, ideas and feelings effectively so that their relationships — whether with family, significant other or at work — will improve. Mr. Schneider received his masters degree in speech-language pathology from Queens College, and while being a professional in his field has also conducted corporate media training at Virgil Scudder & Associates, preparing professionals for public speaking and interviews with television, radio and print media. The cost is $10 at the door.

The last of the five singles events is Ever Again: Documentary and Discussion to be held at the Manhattan Jewish Experience (at the Jewish Center), 131 West 86th Street (between Amsterdam and Columbus), on Tuesday, January 29, at 7:30 p.m. The documentary, narrated by Academy Award actor/director Kevin Costner, is a cutting-edge presentation that examines today’s resurgence of violent anti-Semitism and terrorism that threatens Europe and all of Western civilization. The discussion will be led by Mark Weitzman, Director of the New York branch of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Admission is $10.

For more information and to make reservations, contact 212.613.8300, or community@ou.org .