Ringing in the New Year…at 10AM

Posted on December 24, 2009

Would I consider myself a “party animal”? No. In fact, I don’t even think I’d consider myself “the life of the party” (unless the party is pretty lame). Having said that, there is one night a year that I have usually been able to count on for spending time with my friends and dare I say it “partying”. This would of course be New Year’s Eve…not to be confused with Erev Rosh Hashana which takes place in the fall. Yes, it is the one night a year where my friends and I can hang out and enjoy each other’s company, or at least, we used to.

Since joining Team Areyvut my New Year’s Eve partying ways have had to come to an end. You see, each year Areyvut hosts a New Year’s Day Uncle Moishy Concert. Indeed, it is a great way for us to raise funds (which are always needed) and awareness for the organization (also always needed). Last year, in the most figurative way, I tried to have my cake and eat it too. A friend and I decided to stay in and watch movies and then I would go to the concert in the morning. Staying up until 4am watching chick flicks is not the best way to gear up for a day of hundreds of toddlers and preschoolers. To further illustrate just how ill-prepared I felt last year, I’ve decided to spend New Year’s Eve with my sister and her family, a mere 5 minutes away from Congregation Beth Sholom, where the concert will be taking place.

Help me celebrate New Year’s (even if it is a few hours later than most everyone else) and join me at Areyvut’s 2010 Uncle Moishy Concert. Oh, and if you could order tickets in advance that’d be great! Look forward to seeing you there!

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