Shalom everyone.
In this installment of the TYJP Newsletter, please find details for the following events:
    Thursday, September 15, 2005:  Happy Hour
    Friday, September 23 - Sunday, September 25, 2005:  6th Annual Upper Gauley White Water Rafting Trip
Also, mark your calendars for these event; more information will follow in a subsequent Emails.
    Tuesday, October 4, 2005:  Rosh Hashanah Pot Luck Dinner
    Sunday, October 9, 2005:  Jew Bowl (TYJP Football)
    Thursday, October 20, 2005:  Happy Hour
    Sunday, October 30, 2005:  Bagel Brunch
    Sunday, November 6, 2005:  Paint Ball
    Sunday, November 13, 2005:  Hiking
    Monday, December 5, 2005:  Board/Planning Meeting
    Tuesday, December 6, 2005:  Chocolate Decadence III
    Thursday, December 15, 2005:  Happy Hour
    Sunday, December 25, 2005:  Game Day/Chanukah Party
    Saturday, December 31, 2005:  New Years Party
I would like remind everyone that our Happy Hours are held on the third Thursday of each month, unless otherwise specified; apparently, not everyone was aware of this fact.
NOTE TO NEW MEMBERS:  If you are new to TYJP, please contact the host of the event or send a note to [EMAIL PROTECTED] (tyjp at, so we can look out for you.  We would like to ensure your first event is a pleasant and warm experience.
Happy Hour:
When:  Thursday, September 15, 2005
Time:  7:00 PM
Where:  The Piper's Tavern, 8304 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh (919-676-7413)

Join TYJP this month as we head to The Piper's Tavern for this month's Happy Hour.  We will meet in the bar area for drinks at 7:00 p.m., and for those who would like to eat dinner, we may move into the dining area at approximately 7:40 p.m.  For more information, please contact Josh Levy during the day at (919) 846-0125 or via e-mail at [EMAIL PROTECTED].
From Durham, Chapel Hill and locations west of Raleigh:
Take I-40 E toward Raleigh.  Exit onto I-540 E.   Follow I-5-4 E to Exit 14, Falls of Neuse Road.  Exit onto Falls of Neuse heading South (toward Raleigh).  The restaurant will be on the left.
>From North Raleigh and Cary/ Morrisville:

Take US-1 North until it merges with the I-440 Beltline.  Exit on Wake Forest Road.  Continue on Wake Forest Road and it will merge/become Falls of Neuse Road.  The restaurant will be on your right shortly after passing Strickland Road.
For individualized directions, please use either Mapquest or Maps.Google.
6th Annual Upper Gauley White Water Rafting Trip:
When:  Friday, September 23 - Sunday, September 25, 2005
Time:  Leave Triangle Friday Afternoon/Evening - Raft Saturday AM - Return to Triangle Sunday
Where:  Upper Gauley River, Hico, WV (Phone: 800-822-1FUN)

Join TYJP and other outdoor enthusiasts on the Upper Gauley River, arguably some of the best white water rafting on the East Coast, for the weekend of September 23-25.  You do not need to be an expert paddler (although it is highly recommended that you have some paddling experience) to enjoy the Upper Gauley River.  However, the Upper Gauley River contains several "Class 5+" rapids, so you should not be afraid of getting wet.  For those that are adventurous, there is a cliff that many people jump from.
For more information about the Upper Gauley River and Adventures Mountain River, the outfitter we have been using for the past several years, please visit AMR's web site:
You must RSVP with Adventures Mountain River quickly, as the available spaces are filling up fast.  Do not wait until the last minute.  See below for details.  Depending on weather conditions, you may also want to think about renting a wet suit (or bring your own).
Basic Itinerary:
We will be camping at Ray's Campgrounds, which is just down the road from AMR, Friday night, September 23; however, there are hotels in the area (approximately 30-45 minutes away) for those who don't want to rough it.  The campsite is nicely equipped, with modern restrooms and showers.  We are tentatively scheduled for the 9:30AM rafting trip on Saturday, September 24; however, depending on demand, we may be bumped to a later or earlier time instead.  Both breakfast and lunch will be supplied by AMR.  Based upon weather and other factors, we will decide whether we will continue to camp Saturday night, or head to a hotel instead; we will grab something to eat Saturday night at one of the local establishments.  We will then head home on Sunday morning, September 25.
Please contact Adventures Mountain River directly, at 1-800-822-1FUN (1386).  To ensure your reservation is entered correctly for our group, use our reservation number, 35650; the trip is under the name of "Michael Cohen".  Please be prepared to supply your credit card number for a charge of $142.74 (including taxes and fees). 
Michael C. has made reservations at Ray's Campgrounds; however, you will be responsible for paying $7.42 per person per night when we get to the campgrounds.
Once you have made your reservation with Adventures Mountain River, please send a note to Michael Cohen ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) including the following information:
* Are you interested in carpooling up to West Virginia
* Are you willing to drive (if Yes, do you mind others driving your car and is your car's transmission automatic or manual?)
* Are you able to drive a car with manual transmission
* What time can you leave on Friday afternoon/evening
* What part of the Triangle are you leaving from (Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill, etc.)
* When do you need to be back on Sunday
* What are your phone numbers for contact (home, work, cell, etc.)
More information will follow to those that RSVP.
If you have any other questions, please contact Michael Cohen ([EMAIL PROTECTED]).
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