Are you Game to Celebrate the Jewish Holiday of Love?

by Stacy Miller / August 2, 2017

It’s August. Most professional Jews are gearing up for the Jewish SuperBowl Sunday, otherwise known as the High Holidays. I, on the other hand, look forward to celebrating a lesser known holiday each summer –  Tu B’Av.

According to the Mishna (the oral tradition of Jewish law), on this one day in the Hebrew month of Av, unmarried women would dress in white and run through the fields looking for love during the holiday. In modern-day Israel, Tu B’Av is considered a romantic holiday often compared to Valentine’s Day.

Last year, I hosted The Chosen Chosen: A Tu B’Av Date Raffle with EntryPointDC of the Edlavitch DCJCC.

The most eligible singles of DC mingled with a great crowd.

We entered the raffle to win some great prizes. 

We eagerly waited to see if we won a date or prize.

And we got silly in our photo booth.

This Thursday, August 3, I invite you to join EntryPointDC of the EDJCC and our partners Moishe House Columbia Heights, Israeli House, and Honeymoon Israel to celebrate Tu B’Av by coming to The Love Games, a game show night and party for singles and couples.

Hang out at our pre-party and sip on Israeli wine while you learn from a Sommelier, snack on some aphrodisiac-inspired treats, and take selfies in our photo booth! Then get ready to laugh, win prizes, and cheer on your friends as our comedic hosts Benjy Himmelfarb (DC Improv) and Erika Ettin ( A Little Nudge) bring us game shows featuring – You Had Me at Shalom (The Dating Game) and  B’Shert Bliss (The Newlywed Game ). Enter our lottery during our pre-party to win a spot on our last game show of the night, Jewmigos (Family Feud).

Maybe it’s been awhile since you have seen these classic games shows or you have never seen them before. Check out some old school video clips , and then grab a ticket for Thursday’s event.  For our GatherDC fans, we have a BOGO sale (buy one ticket, get one ticket.) Be sure to get your ticket by before we sell out.

See you at The Love Games – May the Odds be Ever in Your Favor!

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