JConnectLA’s Tu’B’Av Party Thursday Night

The first two pictures (all my pictures are taken in lousy light with my new Blackberry Curve) are from The Eighth Day band:

Michael Taviv, JConnectLA director:
Helen Jupiter, managing editor of Jewcy.com, with her manly man:

Luke Ford and a very drunk Joey Kurtzman of Jewcy.com:

Comparing equipment at the party, I realize the iPhone is far better for reading stuff online than the Blackberry Curve.

I lugged around a book all night (and got in about 20 minutes of reading): "The Father Factor: How Your Father’s Legacy Impacts Your Career"

Cool Jews author Lisa Alcalay Klug thanked me for plugging her work on my blog.

I learn about a new website set up in Los Angeles for Jews who learn Torah in Israel and then return to America and try to adjust. It’s called ILearnAndReturn.com.

I ask a friend, "How long have you known [prominent Los Angeles Orthodox rabbi] was a philanderer?"

Friend: "Since I was a kid, since about 1988."

Another friend says: "Your friend….is very cold. She’s insecure."

Luke: "No, she’s just in love with her boyfriend."

I kept my drink ticket all night and considered giving it to a friend (as I don’t drink), but I don’t like encouraging other people to drink either so my ticket went home with me at the end of the evening.

I spent much of my night at the Jewcy booth checking out Helen Jupiter‘s journalistic credentials. They shone brightly (my camera really doesn’t do them justice). I was mesmerized.

I did my best to bring the godless Jewcy crowd to Torah-True-Judaism but I feel like despite my efforts, I failed and they are all destined for eternally burning hellfire (that includes you Lisa Albert).

The Moshav Band had the crowd up and dancing as I left at 12:15 a.m.

I walk home amidst thunder, lightning and the occasional raindrop (and that was just what was going on in my head).

Temple Israel on Hollywood Blvd holds its annual "Pet Shabbat" Friday night.

From its website: "Celebrate Your Pets with an outdoor Kabbalat Shabbat Service and snacks for everyone!"

Helen Jupiter is engaged (or married) and I am totally respectful of that and so I publish the follow pictures in platonic contemplation of the nature of being and unbeing:


From Helen’s blog:

helen-and-matt.jpegSo, I got engaged. About two months ago. And now, suddenly, I’m planning a wedding, which is great and wonderful and exciting, and which raises a whole host of environmental/social issues for me. Of course, I want my wedding to be representative of both me and Matt as individuals and as a couple. It’s fun to find ways to express ourselves in colors and music and ritual, but there’s so much more to it. This is a definitive life cycle event. Our wedding will be the gateway into our marriage, and the rest of our lives as partners. It’s a day that will symbolize our intentions together. Who do we want to become? What do we want to achieve? What do we want our legacy to be?

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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