Thursday, October 19 at 6:15 pm
Joyce Eisenberg & Ellen Scolnic are The Word Mavens, two ladies who know the difference between pulkes and a pushke!
The Word Mavens will entertain and engage you with their humorous, fact‑filled look at Jewish holidays, customs, foods, and more. They will share funny stories, Yiddishisms, beloved traditions and little-known facts they uncovered while writing their best-selling Dictionary of Jewish Words and their new book, The Whole Spiel: Funny essays about digital nudniks, seder selfies and chicken soup memories.
They’ll answer questions like:
- Who are the ushpizin and why are they here?
- What’s the difference between shnecken and rugelach?
- Why are there so many Yiddish words for a no-goodnik?
It’s unanimous! The Word Mavens are always a big hit!
“Everyone is still talking about how funny it was. Our members loved everything about your talk. They said it was the best program we ever had.”
– Barbara Goldstein, Sisterhood Pres., Temple Beth Tikvah, Wayne, NJ
The evening begins with a catered dinner including: Mixed green salad, Pomegranate & Balsamic Glazed Salmon, Baked Ziti, Garlic Bread Fruit and Desserts, Coffee, Tea and Beverages
The evening dinner and program is open to the entire congregation. It is free for paid-up Sisterhood members and just $20 for other guests. RSVP to the Temple office by Wednesday, October 11 by calling 717-581-7891 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.