Issur would know.
issur bailed on slog. too much ridicule, i guess. but we all miss him. can the stranger put out a general call on the internets to invite him back?
Issur is do doubt going to his Momma's house for for a super-duper extra-kosher seder (rounds 1 & 2).
Come you lame-ass Seattle yids! Put down the bongs, step up, be a mensch (or menschette), and invite the Girl from Oz to your seder. Geez, how 'bout a little community, eh! Don't make me fly out there!
Admittedly, I'd kind of like to know as well. None of my friends are Jewish and I miss seders now that I can't go home for spring break.
Jewish-Australian? That's hot.
Hillel UW has a community Seder that I used to attend that is open to people outside of the university. Try planitjewish.com for some more ideas...
Ah the Seattle Chill. As a fellow newcomer, I also know it well.
Chag Sameach for Pesach?
I voted for Chag Sameach in the last Pesachential Election so don't look at me. I hate Bush.
... the daughter probably thought that she could escape her pushy mother by moving to the other side of the planet. the internet wins again.
if she's hot, she can totally come to my seder :)
Ahhh. what a cute email! I love Jewish mothers! :)
Local Unitarian Universalist churches may also be running seders -- every one of them I've ever attended has had one.
Here you go:
Ah, the poor kid is finding out that 10,000 miles of separation is only a minor detail to a Jewish mother. Even going to the moon wouldn't slow her down, sweetheart, sorry.
This and the thread where everyone tries to translate the Hebrew t-shirt are among my favorites.
Unitarians are weird.
Any Jewish princesses in Chicago who need a place to seder can contact me directly.
If she'd like a fun seder, UW Hillel will have one. They'll also hook her up with families for the second night. If she'd like a fucking long seder, tell her to call Chabad.
@ 11: IF she's hot? Like 6 says, how can an austrailian jew broad not be hot?
Eli, you gotta track down this chick and verify hotness.
I think it should be celebrated with a nice pork roast or some beef strogganoff! Yummy!! And make the strogganoff with veal so you really are dining on a young calf cooked in it's mothers milk!!! DELICIOUS!!!
There's a fairly large Jewish community in the Ravenna area. Might be some options for meeting people there. What a sweet mother!
Jewish Voice for Peace is doing a community seder. It should be smallish and nice.
Of course, if she hasn't met any Jewish people in Seattle, it might be that she isn't looking too hard, Mom.
@24, you're probably on to something. As a former Jewish communal professional, I used to receive these sorts of calls and letters from parents all the time. I actually had one father buy tickets to Fiddler on the Roof and he wanted me to ask his son if he wanted to go with me. That's where I drew the line. If I followed through to see what their kid was up to, sometimes the kid was actually happy to hear from me; other times, not so much.
I'd invite Australian girl to my sedarim, but they are of the 'frum' variety, i.e., long and draining. She'd probably convert the next day.
I hope she finds something, if that's what she wants to be doing.
Being in IT you'd think she knows how to work the Google. She just not that into it.
Exactly. Being in IT, in Seattle for a year, and 33 years old, she's either 1) not looking; or 2) not telling Mom, if she is.
And if it's 2), I can certainly see why...
I'd check out the Jewish Agnositic circle, they're pretty nice.
My family's half Methodist-Agnostic, and half Southern Baptist-Agnostic.
The tension during the holidays is palpable.
Uh, Mike (#20), Eli is probably not the guy you want to declare if a woman's hot or not. If she had a brother, however ...
Great story on your blog, Eli. Thanks for including the link.
Another vote for UW Hillel. I went a few times (this was quite a few years ago). It truly was fun, and the food was terrific, which you wouldn't have expected given the sheer numbers of people involved.
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