Shalom everyone.
In this installment of the TYJP Newsletter, please find details for the following events:
   *Thursday, December 7, 2006:*  Board/Planning Meeting
   *Sunday, December 10, 2006:*  Judaica Exhibit at the NC Museum of Art
   *Saturday, December 16, 2006:*  Chanukah Party
   *Thursday, December 21, 2006:*  Happy Hour
*Saturday, December 23, 2006*: Ice Skating at Tinsel Town* (NEW EVENT)* *Sunday, December 24, 2006:* Annual Game Day *Monday, December 25, 2006: *Dinner and a Movie at Beth Meyer Synagogue* (NEW EVENT)* *Sunday, December 31, 2006:* New Year's Party We would like remind everyone that our Happy Hours are held on the third Thursday of each month, unless otherwise specified. 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 rtpnet.org), so we can look out for you. We would like to ensure your first event is a pleasant and warm experience. ================================================================
_*Board/Planning Meeting:
*_*When:*  Thursday, December 7, 2006
*Time:*  6:30 PM Board Meeting / 7:00 PM Planning Meeting
*Where:* Jamie K's House, North Raleigh (Easy Access from All Parts of the Triangle) *(RSVP For Directions)* It's that time of the year again. It is time to plan TYJP events for the next four months. If you have any ideas or suggestions for activities or events for the time frame of January 1 through April 31, 2007, please feel free to come to the planning meeting. We are in need of new volunteers and ideas. If you cannot attend the meeting, but have any ideas, suggestions, or wish to volunteer for an event, please contact Jamie Kennedy at [EMAIL PROTECTED] <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]>. Also, if you have any interest in becoming a member of the board, please let a current board member know, so that we can discuss this at our meeting. We will meet at Jamie's house for this meeting, to help facilitate easy communication between all those who attend; we have had trouble in the past with people hearing other people in noisy restaurants. TYJP will provide some type of dinner. The type of food will depend on how many people are coming. The Board will meet at 6:30 PM; the Planning Meeting will start at 7:00 PM. To RSVP and receive directions to her house, please contact Jamie at [EMAIL PROTECTED] <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]>. ================================================================
*_Judaica Exhibit at the NC Museum of Art:_*
*When:*  Sunday, December 10, 2006
*Time:*  2:00 PM
*Where:*  NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh NC (919 839-6262)
Welcome one and all to a guided tour of the newly remodeled Jewish collection at the Museum of Art on Blue Ridge Road. We look forward to seeing all of you as the learned docent takes on a trip back in time as we learn about some of the Jewish history and artifacts new to the museum in the current months. The NC Museum of Art is one of only two art museums in the nation with a collection of Jewish ceremonial art; the ceremonial art of the Jewish people is a rich and enduring legacy. More than the expression of a particular faith, these objects address the universal relationship between spiritual belief and artistic imagination. If people want afterward we could walk around the outside of the museum and see the outdoor sculpture garden and trails or go to a local establishment and have a bite to eat and shoomze. We will meet at the entrance to the Jewish collection (down the main stairs one flight, and to the right) to avoid being in the Monet lines that meet in the front of the museum. Admission is free to the museum and the permanent collections. Have questions? Email Marjorie Z. ([EMAIL PROTECTED] <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]>) *_DIRECTIONS:_* *From RDU Airport, Chapel Hill, Greensboro on I-40* Approaching Raleigh, take the 289 exit onto Wade Ave. Go about one and one-half miles to the Blue Ridge Rd. exit. Turn left onto Blue Ridge Rd. The Museum is on the right. Look for a large granite marker with flags. *From Wilson, Rocky Mount, 64 East *Near Raleigh city limits, turn right onto the Beltline-Airport exit. Go several miles, passing North Hills and Crabtree Valley exits, to Lake Boone (Trail) exit. Turn right. Go about one mile to the fourth stop-light and turn left onto Blue Ridge Rd. The Museum is on the left. Look for a large granite marker with flags. *From Asheboro, Pittsboro, Apex, 64 West* Entering Raleigh, pass the Western Blvd. and Hillsborough St. exits. Then immediately after passing the Wade Ave. exit, turn right onto the "I-40/RDU Airport/Chapel Hill" exit. Go one-half mile and take the next right exit onto Blue Ridge Rd. The Museum is on the right. Look for a large granite marker with flags. *From Smithfield, Clayton, 70 East* Entering Raleigh, Highway 70 becomes Wilmington St. Proceed on Wilmington St. to the Capitol. Go around the Capitol (Edenton St. to Hillsborough St.). Drive several miles west on Hillsborough-passing N.C. State University and Meredith College until you approach the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Turn right at the stoplight onto Blue Ridge Rd. The Museum is on the right. Look for a large granite marker with flags. ALTERNATIVE: From 70 East take I-40 to exit 289 onto Wade Ave. to Blue Ridge Rd. Take a right onto Blue Ridge Rd. The Museum is on the right. Look for a large granite marker with flags. *From Durham via Highway 70 (or Greensboro via 85)* Approaching Raleigh on Highway 70, turn right onto Duraleigh Rd. Continue on Duraleigh about four miles; it will become Blue Ridge Rd. After the second stoplight, go about two more blocks (approx. one-half mile.) The Museum is on the left. Look for a large granite marker with flags. *From East or South of Raleigh* Take I-40 East that circles Raleigh around the south end. Get off I-40 at exit 289 back toward Raleigh and Wade Ave. Follow Wade Ave. to the Blue Ridge Rd. exit, and take this exit. Turn left onto Blue Ridge Rd. The Museum is on the right. Look for a large granite marker with flags. *From Southeast of Raleigh on 1-40 East* Approaching Raleigh on I-40 E, look for a sign with 440 and 40W and follow for 10 miles with Downtown on your right side. Move into the right lane and look for a sign to Wake Forest and Raleigh, exit 293. This is also the exit for Sanford via 440, so after exiting keep to the right at a fork. A sign on the right will confirm you are heading toward Raleigh. After approximately five miles, exit onto Lake Boone Trail. Turn right at Lake Boone Trail, go about one mile to the fourth stoplight, and turn left onto Blue Ridge Road. The Museum is on the left. Look for a large granite marker with flags. *From Cary (Cary Towne Ctr.)* Take 40W to exit 289 (Wade Ave.) to Blue Ridge Rd. exit. Make a left onto Blue Ridge Rd. The Museum is on the right. Look for a large granite marker with flags. ================================================================
*_Chanukah Party:_*
*When:*  Saturday, December 16, 2006
*Time:*  7:00 PM - ???
*Where:*  Shira E's Apartment  *(RSVP For Directions)*
Come celebrate Chanukah with your TYJP friends. We'll exchange gifts (for those that want to participate), light the menorah, play dreidel, and have some fun. When you RSVP please let me know what dish you will be bringing. Please bring:
- a vegetarian potluck dish
- a gender neutral wrapped gift, costing no more than $10 (if you plan to participate in the gift exchange)
- a menorah (if you wish to use your own -- we already have at least two)
Please RSVP to [EMAIL PROTECTED] <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> by Friday, December 15th for directions. ================================================================
_*Happy Hour:
*_*When:*  Thursday, December 21, 2006
*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 move into the dining area later. A menu and additional information can be found at www.thepiperstaven.com <http://www.thepiperstaven.com>. The restaurant recommends paying with cash to speed up the split-check processing, but this is not required. For more information, please contact Teri via e-mail at [EMAIL PROTECTED] <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]>. *_DIRECTIONS:_* *From Durham, Chapel Hill and locations west of Raleigh:* Take I-40 E toward Raleigh. Exit onto I-540 E. Follow I-540 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 Raleigh and Cary/Morrisville:* Take I-440 beltline and exit on Wake Forest Road heading north (away from downtown). 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. ================================================================
*_Ice Skating at Tinsel Town:_  (New Event)
**When:*  Saturday, December 23, 2006
*Time:*  3:00 PM
*Where:* Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary *(RSVPs Requested, not Required)* *Website:* *http://www.boothamphitheatre.com/* Come celebrate the onset of winter at Tinsel Town, a winter wonderland outdoor ice skating rink complete with holiday music, hot cocoa, and arts and crafts! The Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary is the beautiful setting for this special winter activity.


TYJP will be visiting Tinsel Town on Saturday, December 23 at 3 PM. Admission is $8 at the box office, and skate rental is $2. Skating is not obligatory; if you do not wish to skate, admission is free!

To warm up after skating, we may visit a nearby pub for some warm holiday drinks! Location to be decided by consensus opinion.

RSVPs are not required, but are requested, so that we know who to look for. Also, those who RSVP will be sent updates if anything changes. Please RSVP to Emily F. ([EMAIL PROTECTED] <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]>). More information will be given to those coming at a later date. We look forward to your joining us! *_Directions:_* For detailed directions, please visit this Koko Booth link <http://www.boothamphitheatre.com/directions.html>. For personalized directions, please use this Maps.Google <http://maps.google.com/maps?f=l&hl=en&q=8003%2BRegency%2BPkwy&om=1&ie=UTF8&near=Cary%2BNC%2B27511&cid=35764119,-78778568,7943264702632468443&li=lmd&z=14&t=m> link (sorry, MapQuest gets it wrong). ================================================================
_*Annual Game Day:
*_*When:*  Sunday, December 24, 2006
*Time:*  4:00 PM - whenever the last person leaves
*Where:* Deb T's House, North Raleigh (Easy Access from All Parts of the Triangle) *(RSVP For Directions)* You're invited to attend this year's Game Day with your TYJP friends and acquaintances. We've decided to hold this year's Game Day on December 24th instead of the traditional 25th to take advantage of Monday (December 25th) being a non-work day for most of us. There is sure to be at least one game of Taboo going on somewhere in the house. Our host has Scattergories and Scrabble but would like to encourage everyone to bring their favorite, interactive/group game(s). Please bring: - a potluck dish (vegetarian, beef, or chicken dishes are acceptable -- please no pork) (soft drinks and some alcohol/wine/beer will be provided)
- your favorite game(s)
- a swimsuit and towel, if you would like to get in the hot tub Please RSVP to [EMAIL PROTECTED] <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> by Friday, December 22nd. *_NOTE:_* There is plenty of room at Deb's if you "overindulge" (intentionally or not) with the alcoholic beverages, or if you just do not want to drive home late at night. If you know that you are planning to stay overnight, please let Deb know in your RSVP. ================================================================
*_Dinner and a Movie at Beth Meyer Synagogue:_  (New Event)
**When:*  Monday, December 25, 2006
*Time:*  See Below
*Where:* Beth Meyer Synagogue, 504 Newton Road, Raleigh (919-848-1420) *(RSVPs Required for Dinner)* TYJP is invited to come join the fun for a relaxed evening of schmoozing, tasty Asian food, and funny movies on Christmas Evening (December 25th), in the Beth Meyer Synagogue social hall. The movie, "Cars", will be projected on a screen at 4:30 for kids and kids-at-heart. Dinner will be served around 6 or 6:30pm (depending on when Cars finishes up), and the comedy movie 'Keeping up with the Steins' will be shown on the big screen afterwards. This program is put on by the Beth Meyer Men's Club, but everyone is welcome to attend. It promises to be a great opportunity to spend time with other Jewish people on what can often be a lonely night for Jews. *The only fee is canned food for the food drive.* Otherwise, everything else is free of charge. RSVPs are required for the dinner (so they'll know how much food to get), but not for the movies. Please RSVP to Sara D. ([EMAIL PROTECTED] <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]>) by Dec. 17th if you plan to attend! *_Directions:_* For personalized directions, please use either of the following links: Maps.Google <http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=504+Newton+Road,+Raleigh+,+nc&ie=UTF8&z=15&om=1&iwloc=addr> or MapQuest <http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?formtype=address&country=US&popflag=0&latitude=&longitude=&name=&phone=&level=&addtohistory=&cat=&address=504+Newton+Road&city=Raleigh&state=NC&zipcode=> ================================================================
_*New Years Party 2006/2007:
*_*When:*  Sunday, December 31, 2006
*Time:*  8:00 PM
*Where:* Barnaby's House, 108 Black Ridge Rd., Morrisville (919-656-8295) *(RSVPs Requested, not Required)* Hi! Hi, It's the end of a year. Yes, we all survived 2006 and are staring down the home stretch before 2007. What's your new years resolution going to be? Barnaby is going to jinx it for certain and let you all in on his; he wants this to be the best TYJP New Years party yet. So, come one, come all and let's make this the biggest, best New Years party around.

Attire for the party will be black-tie *OPTIONAL*. That is heavy on the optional; wear whatever you are comfortable with. Barnaby does not have enough opportunities to dress up so he'll start the evening in a tux and we will see how the party goes from there.

We are also going for try and break past years records for number of people crashing for the night. Breakfast will be served on New Year's day so there is no need to drive home in the early hours of the morning unless you really want to. If you are planning on crashing just let him know so he can have enough food for everyone on hand.

Bubbly at midnight (champagne and sparkling non-alcoholic cider).

So here's the deal: Show up on the 31st and bring your sweet selves and any solid or liquid refreshment, and a sleeping bag and pillow (optional). Come to party!

The party is happening at 108 Black Ridge St. in Morrisville. Please RSVP to [EMAIL PROTECTED] <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]>. For any questions Barnaby can also be reached at 656-8295. *_Directions:_* For personalized directions, please use either of the following links: Maps.Google <http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=108+Black+Ridge+Rd.,+Morrisville,+NC&ie=UTF8&z=15&om=1&iwloc=addr> or MapQuest <http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?formtype=address&country=US&popflag=0&latitude=&longitude=&name=&phone=&level=&addtohistory=&cat=&address=108+Black+Ridge+Rd&city=Morrisville&state=NC&zipcode=> ================================================================ -------------------------------------------------------------------------
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