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Jews About Town: Harry Potter Passover, Free Pizza, #SiliconJew Shabbat And More

Jews About Town is a new weekly column that features the hottest Jewish social events, parties, and networking opportunities for young professionals. To suggest a future event or write about one of these events, email us . Follow us on Twitter at @JewAboutTown.

Your Week Ahead: March 28-April 2


NYC — The rabbi behind the Hogwarts Haggadah will be interviewed by comedian Elon Gold at a very magical official launch party at SAR in Riverdale. No, you’re not too old for this. Light refreshments will be served.

8:00 p.m. Free.

NYC — Free Pizza, Beer, Documentary n’ Chill: Join Sixth Street Synagogue for a screening of “Streit’s: Matzo and the American Dream.” The film is a story of tradition, of resistance and resilience, and a celebration of the Streits family, whose commitment to their heritage and to their employees is inspiring proof that the family that bakes together, stays together. The director Michael Levine will be on hand for a post-film discussion.

7:00-9:00 p.m. Free; please register on the event page.


NYC — After 12 years writing “The Ethicist” for The New York Times Magazine, Randy Cohen has a new project, Person Place Thing, an interview show in which one guest tells three insightful and often hilarious stories. On Wednesday, Cohen will interview Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the ADL, at the JCC Manhattan.

7:30-9:00 p.m. $12 members; $18 public.


NYC — Join the ACCESS NY Passover Seder, which brings together communities of differing faiths and ethnic backgrounds to learn about and celebrate the universal values and themes in the story of Passover.

6:30-9:30 p.m. $40.


Santa Clara — Join your fellow young professional #SiliconJews at Chabad Santa Clara for an energizing Shabbat meal.

7:15-11:00 p.m. Suggested $18 donation.

NYC — Ready for a Spring Fling? You’re in luck. The author of “Being Naked: A Nine Week Journey Towards Self-Awareness” is the guest speaker at this special YoPro Shabbat Dinner at the swanky Fifth Avenue Ballroom.

6:30-9:30 p.m. $36.


NYC — It may be April Fools, but this is no joke: Enjoy a live DJ, special drink prices and the dance floor at Amity Hall Uptown. Proceeds will support IDF Lone Soldiers.

10:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation.


NYC — Ready for some nosh? Look no further than the Jewish Food Tour of New York. 5 on the go tastings included.

12:00-3:00 p.m. $35-50.

Chicago — The leading Israeli chamber ensemble Atar Trio is in town and will perform new interpretations of Jewish, Israeli, and world music along with exciting arrangements of traditional chamber music by composers Bernstein, Bloch, and others.

2:00-4:00 p.m. $8-18.

To suggest a future event or write about one of these events, email us! Follow us on Twitter at @JewAboutTown.

Laura E. Adkins is the Forward’s contributing network editor. Contact her at or on Twitter, @Laura_E_Adkins.

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