Review of Macaroon Manischewitz Madness

Stephen Richer
Review of Macaroon Manischewitz Madness (4/3/2010 – 9:00 to midnight)

Event Summary

On Saturday night, Adas Israel opened its doors to more than 190 young professional D.C. Jews.  For only $5 ($10 at the door), participants of Macaroon Manischewitz Madness were treated to an open bar, kosher-for-Passover desserts, and the chance to relive college (through “Manschischewitz Pong”) or bar/bat mitzvahs (through a spirited game of Coke/Pepsi).  But for those who didn’t feel like taking a trip back in time, there were was enough pop music, dance space, and conversation to make the event worthwhile.

Organizing the Manischewitz Pong Competition proved to be somewhat difficult owing to the number of people and loud music.  But by the end of the night, more than 25 pairings signed up for the action.  No final winner was ever proclaimed, but the author of this review does know that a certain team named “GTJ Unit” did post a convincing first round victory.

As for dancing, with the exception of Vicki and a few others, Saturday’s crowd didn’t belong on Dancing With The Stars.  Nonetheless, a small number of attendants compensated for talent with a large amount of enthusiasm.

Most attendants started filing out by 11:45 pm (event started at 9:00), but many of those who stayed to the bitter end headed to Adams Morgan to bar hop and stare longingly at the leavened bread of Jumbo Slice.

Event Grade = 8  (Seven attendants were asked to rate this event on a scale of 1 – 10).

– Nice Turnout
– Decent Bar
– Some fine dancers! ; )
– Music was too loud
– Felt like a Bar/Bat Mitzvah

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