Saturday, January 20, 2007

tripping through bohemia

my friend jeff invited rosanne, chi and i down to the bohemian national hall(on broadway) for the monthly fish fry last night (andy was invited to, ofcourse, but he's not been very healthy). jeff's mom, vi, was helping with the cooking, and having also taken into her home jeff's high school senior nephew, needed some extra support, which we were happy to do. it was evening, so all the stores housed in the hall were closed, but there was still plenty to see

this is an event i want to bring forward becasue i had no idea that there was a place like this less then ten minutes from my house, in the middle of the slavic village area where i had worked for a year. its amazing, new and with hand painted murals on the wall...

one friday a month, except for december and august, they sponser a fish fry ($7 for the large plate, 4 for the small, hot dugs and chicken and fries and a bar), and the money earned generally pays for the monthly expenses to run the club, which is home to a new gymnasium that was holding extra gym classes for all the little boys on one half while some teens practiced true gymnastics on the other...

it was thought provoking, inspiring wonders such as, why is it that jews from these same regions are still so seperate from non-jews of similar background, and i loved the ethnic taste to the entire evening.


Song of the day: father and son- cat stevens

6 comments:

Jeff Hess said...

Shalom Molly,

Years ago when I was doing a story on Bosnia I had the occasion to visit a number of Eastern European cultural centers here in Cleveland. There's a big part of Cleveland that most of us never see.

B'shalom,

Jeff

p.s. hot dugs? hmmmm...

Brad said...

How is the face these past few days, is it feeling a little lost for that comfortable warmth?

Brad

"See you on the dark side of the moon"

Sorriah42 said...

The Cleveland Women's Orchestra usually does something there every other year or so. I've been there twice now.

molly said...

hope your orchestra practice went well and have fun at swimming

Sorriah42 said...

both were good, and both were tiring.
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