Print

EZRA USA MEGA EVENT - SUMMER 2011 Celebrating 10 Year Anniversary Of Ezra USA: Taglit Birthright Israel

l2l2 On September 3rd 2011 EZRA USA held its summer 2011 Taglit-Birthright Mega Reunion. The event took place at Club B66 in Brooklyn. The party was hosted by our very own Madrich's, Manashe Khaimov and Julia Shteyman. A Special live performance was given by Y-Love and music for the evening was provided by DJ John Koval. There was guest speaker from the Friends of the IDF (www.fidf.org), who thanked EZRA for their fundraising. This years celebration marked the 10 Year Anniversary Of Ezra USA:Taglit Birthright Israel, making it an extra special one. The party went on into the late hours of the night. Summer group participants reunited with their friends and Madrich's and met past alumni. This event was made possible with generous help and support from the Birthright Israel Alumni Community..

Print

Friday Night Dinner August 26th 2011

l2On August 26th 2011, the day before Hurricane Irene was supposed to hit New York City, the EZRA USA monthly Friday night dinner went on without a hitch. The possibility of a hurricane did not keep anybody away; about 70 participants and alumni showed up. There was delicious food, which went quickly; salads, rice, potatoes, chicken, and other yummy things. Old friends got to catch up with each other and new friends were made; and as always conversations lasted late into the night!

Print

Tu B'aV - 90's Dance Party!

l2l2What better way to celebrate Tu B'aV, the Israeli day of love, then with a 90's dance party! The Talmud tells us that many years ago the daughters of Jerusalem would go dance in the vineyards on the 15th of Av, and whoever did not have a wife would go there to find himself a bride. On Sunday August 14th, at DownHouse Lounge, EZRA USA alumni and participants braved the heavy rain and went dancing to 90's music. There were costumes, slap bands, blow pops, and the macarena. The girls and guys danced the night away and maybe even made a match or two! Happy Tu' B'aV!!!!

Print

3rd Annual Poker Tournament!

l2l2 August 7th, 2011 EZRA USA's 3rd Annual Poker Tournament Fundraiser took place at the Dmitriy Salita Youth Center. This years game was in support of the The Flights for Lone Soldiers Program at the Friends of the Israeli defense Forces ( FIDF). This program funds the airfare for lone soldiers, enabling them to travel back to their country of origin. The soldiers are then free to spend time with their loved ones and share experiences from IDF and Israeli life. The event brought out many people who came in support of the IDF. There were seventy players and thirty volunteers who came out to make this event a great success. Donations for prizes were generously made by: Velvet Rope, DownHouse Lounge, Vodka Gallery, TLV Lounge, Blue Velvet, and Taous Club and our own Madrich Dmitriy Tokar. A thank you to Manashe Khaimov for hosting the event, and to Anton Revich for providing the music. A special thank you for the creation, planning and execution of this event to Alex Morozov and Russ Khaytin. All proceeds to benefit the Friends of Israeli Defense Forces .

Print

Madrich BBQ!

ll2 On July 31st, 2011 EZRA USA held a BBQ for their hardworking and dedicated Madrichim. Under a beautiful sunny and clear sky at Hempstead Lake State Park, the Madrichim enjoyed a lazy Sunday. There was lots of good food, games, music, and great company. Some went swimming in the lake, while others enjoyed just laying out under the sun and playing a game of catch. Lot's of fun was had through out the day. A Perfect way to spend a summer day!