Talking Politics and Bowling Together
Mark the day on your calendar
On November 30, your excuse can’t just be, “I’m not in town.” Because that night Tablet Magazine is hosting/sponsoring not one but two sweet events in not one but two sweet cities.
In Washington, D.C., at the historic Sixth & I Synagogue, we are hosting a conversation with Susan Sher, the Chief-of-Staff to the First Lady and White House liason to the Jewish community; her interlocutor will be New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor. It is the first installment in our ongoing Jews & Politics series.
And in New York City, we are co-sponsoring Festival of Strikes, a Hanukkah party at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg, featuring comedian Eugene Mirman, the band The Sway Machinery, and much else besides.
Bonus points will be given to anyone who somehow manages to attend both.
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