Just a few hours ago, when the Presidency of the United States was still undecided (go Obama!!!) Indecision 5769 kicked off at the Washington, D.C. Jewish Community Center. I can’t even type it without thinking about Jon Stewart. 😛
Co-sponsored with B’nai B’rith Young Leadership, American University Hillel, JIRS, AJC’s Access DC, The Jewish Study Center, Young Professionals Kesher and the Avodah-AJWS Partnership, this event promised and delivered tons and tons of people. They streamed both into the room where the party was being held, as well as the lobby outside, talking, eating and watching the muted televisions (turned to CNN and MSNBC) for elections results.
I arrived too late for the pizza (woe) but got to partake in a soda, various chips, and other snacks. Humorous signs poking fun at the colorful election campaigns adorned the tables, including “Be a Maverick; eat your vegetables” and “If Sarah Palin can afford a new wardrobe, you can buy a beer.”
The crowd was enthusiastic as it cluttered the chairs, couches and walkways; on the announcement of president, the DCJCC twittered: “The J erupts as CNN calls. Almost makes the crowd forget that the keg is kicked.”
The one thing greater than voting this morning was having the chance to celebrate with the D.C. Jewish community. Thanks so much, you guys, and here’s to a great four years!