JSC Bowled a Strike for Charity

Nearly 40 members of the Jewish Singles Collaborative braved slushy roads to come out on a snowy Christmas Eve to bowl with friends and donate to charity. More than half the attendees at the Park Tavern event were walk-ins – guess they decided the weather was not as bad as predicted.

We “scored” 229 rolls of toilet paper (!!), 11 rolls of paper towels and an assortment of diapers, hygiene items and some food to donate to STEP, which responds to the emergency housing, food, clothing and other needs of St. Louis Park residents. Several JSC members also walked away with some cool door prizes. Fun was had by all. – Jewish Singles Collaborative.

Note: Proceeds from the bowling event will be used to help buy food for the displaced people at “Our Saviour’s Shelter,” where Chaverim will be serving dinner Mon. January 11. If you’d like to join Chaverim for its “Itza Mitzvah” event, look for details in the upcoming JSC e-blast.


What Do Salmon, Potatoes, Pasta and Homemade Challah Have in Common?

A Jewish Potluck. B’yachad, the Jewish singles group for 30- to 49-year-olds, hosted a very successful potluck in Golden Valley on December 6, 2009. The gathering had an equal number of men and women. All participants brought yummy dishes, including homemade cake, pasta salad and quiche.

One participant walked away with a $5 gift certificate to the Olive Garden for “Best Dish” for her roasted potatoes and veggies. Other drawing prizes included another $5 gift certificate and a $10 gift card to Cub Foods.

Dreidels were also on hand for those who wanted to spin a few, but frankly, the conversation was flowing so well, the group didn’t spend too much time on other games.

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Were you at the potluck? Feel free to leave a comment letting others know about your experience. If you weren’t there, but wish you had been, feel free to let us know that, as well.

15 “DON’Ts” On Your First Date

You only get one chance to make a good first impression. So… don’t blow it. Instead, follow these 15 Things Not To Do On – or – Before A First Date, from matchmaking coach Paula Sparks.

  • You’re on a first date…. MUST you answer that cell phone????
  • Don’t discuss your health, your surgery, your stent, your diagnoses, your meds, your type II diabetes, or even your good cholesterol.
  • Don’t tell your date you’re planning to move out of town because you’re not meeting anyone here. It just makes your date feel bad. (Duh!)

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— by Paula Sparks, Sparks Matchmaking

Have you had a bad dating experience? Leave a comment telling us what happened, just don’t use the name of your date!

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Single Jewish Parents Look to Form Chavera

Being single does not necessarily mean one is without children. Some single parents across the Twin Cities Jewish community are looking to get together on occasion. If you’re a single parent and might considering meeting up with other single Jewish parents, read more >>

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B’yachad at Applebee’s

We had a minyan at Applebees! 10 people total came to schmooze and just get to know one another while the Vikings played on the screen in the background. We had some faces that we had not seen at B'Yachad in quite a while. It was nice to have everyone together.

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