For the Labor Day weekend, I was at G'vanim (the dance camp in Pennsylvania) having a wonderful time... until I sprained my ankle! I went to the doctor, who told me that fortunately, I didn't fracture anything, but I did injure the deltoid ligament, which is a fairly serious sprain. I hate to do it, but given the circumstances, I'm canceling the Sept. 20 Nirkoda party. I hope to resume the published schedule with the Oct. 25 party, but I'll have to see what the orthopedist says. I'll keep you informed.
Here are the themes for the rest of the 2014 parties...
- June 21: Beach Party theme
- July 12: Pirate theme
- August 16: Nerd and Geek theme (for back-to-school)
- September 20: Rosh Ha'shannah
- October 25: Halloween theme
- November 15: Superhero theme
- December 13: Hanukkah theme
Here are the dates for the rest of 2014...
- June 21
- July 12
- August 16
- Very tentative: September 20
- October 25
- November 15
- December 13
I hope you'll excuse a bit of self-indulgence on my part. A few of you know that over the past 7 months or so, I've been applying to various graduate schools, and some of those schools were not in other locations (L.A., Boston). There was a distinct possibility I would have to move and give up Nirkoda! Well, last Thursday, I accepted admission at Stanford, which means that I'll be staying in the Bay Area, and I plan to continue Nirkoda! on Saturday without any changes. I'll be setting up the rest of the 2014 dates and announcing them here, on Facebook, and via email. So, yalla!
First of all, a very healthy and happy New Year to everyone! Best wishes for a year filled with joy and, of course, lots of dancing!
Quick reminder that the next Nirkoda! session is in just two weeks, on Sept. 21! It's sukkot themed. After that, the Halloween themed party is on Oct. 19.
I'm very excited to say that we've outgrown the Stanford Hillel, and will thus be moving to Congregation Etz Chayim in Palo Alto! This starts in June 2013.
Just about a week and a half until the next Mardi Gras themed party on March 2! Beads, masks, kosher gumbo, and lots of dancing! All of the details, as usual, are on the Nirkoda! @Stanford page. See you there!
We've got themes for the next three parties! Tu B'shevat (Jan. 19) -- so lots of fresh and dried fruit to nosh on. Mardi Gras (Mar. 2) -- a small homage to New Orleans with some Cajun snacks. Lag B'Omer (Apr. 27) -- I promise we won't light any bonfires in the middle of the dance floor, just snacks and decorations.
Details, as always, can be found on the Nirkoda! @Stanford page.