Last night, Laya and ck went to the “Mega Event” at Binyanei Haumah in Jerusalem. For those of you who don’t know, one of the highlights of most taglit-birthright israel trips is a big show featuring song and dance numbers, stilt walkers a huge dance party and thousands of cheering birthright Israel trip participants from around the world. Prior to the main event, there is a tony cocktail reception held for trip organizers, taglit-birthright israel staff, heads of various Jewish organizations and the philanthropists who make it all happen. We were there because of our peripheral involvement with birthright. While I took advantage of the modest but tasty goodies served, Laya hobnobbed like a pro and exchanged a few words with some of the major donors, namely Charles Bronfman (left, aka Roger Bennett’s boss) and Michael Steinhardt (right, aka Pimp Daddy). Are they giving us money? Nope. Do we need it? Again, nope. But they do according to Bronfman. So if you know any untapped Jewish bazillionaires, or if you have some spare change behind your sofa, send them Chuckie’s way – help a bruthuh out, birthright isn’t gonna run itself ya know.
All that’s impotant is that we all got together to celebrate one one of the most audacious projects ever undertaken by the Jewish community. 98,000 kids so far, and counting. Thanks guys. And the onion quiche was awesome.