Between Federation pledges, synagogue dues, Sisterhood fundraisers, JCC memberships, Hebrew school tuition and various and sundry hit-ups for cash throughout the year, let’s face it: Being Jewish is expensive.
And I’m not saying I mind doing my part to keep the community flush. But it’s really awesome when you actually get something in return. (Besides the obvious satisfaction of being a mensch, or at least getting Sadie from Hadassah off your back for another year.)
Here’s two fantastic tzedakeh options for all the Savannah locals that are worth the price:
No. 1: This Sunday, May 2, Congregation Mickve Israel is hosting its annual Sweepstakes event. Tickets are a hundred bucks, but check it out: You get a meal at 45 Bistro, one of the best restaurants in town (I know the chef and he’s freakin’ brilliant) and it’s an OPEN BAR (the organizers are probably betting on the old adage that Jews don’t drink, but the Yenta has been building up her tolerance with Wild Turkey Honey Mint Juleps.) Plus, just buying a ticket gets you in the running for a $2500 cash prize – way better odds than your 401K, right? And there’s going to be the most killer silent auction items – a Trina Turk bag, luxury bedding – procured by the superfabulous Beth Vantosh. Go here for info, but call El Yenta Man for tix: 912.308.2341. Mention this blog post and you will also receive a big fat kiss from the Yenta and your picture posted here!
No. 2: The JEA Pool is all ready for some summer action, but it still needs gazunta donations to pay off the new drain and smooth surface (doesn’t the fact that the Yenta children don’t have to wear SHOES while swimming inspire at least a hundred?) Even you generous out-of-towners (ahem, GRANDPA) can give: Just click here.
Thanks in advance, dear readers!