Playing Panoply in Oceanside
Playing Panoply in Oceanside
Playing Panoply in Oceanside

Last motzaeiShabbat, members of the Young Israel of Oceanside came together to test their trivia skills over dinner. The event was a fundraiser for the Young Israel of Oceanside Sisterhood and featured a fast-paced multimedia trivia game divided into four rounds. Each table of participants constituted a team that was competing for the delicious Shabbat-package prize generously donated by shul members Regine and Yosef Galanti, Kayla Kaye, and Claire Podell.

Teams were assigned, giving the participants the opportunity to hang out with both old and new friends across all of the generations of the shul. This also gave teams the advantage of having participants who knew answers to questions spanning many different years and topics. The Young Israel was happy to count among participants in the event two new families who are currently in contract in Oceanside, as well as two more prospective families that came to the event in order to get a sense of what the community is all about.

During each round, the teams had to provide answers for the games being projected on the screens while simultaneously answering questions on written game sheets and solving a manipulative puzzle. The result: super-fun and lively pandemonium. The games covered everything from the fine arts to Muppet knowledge, labeling a skeleton to identifying spices by smell, presidential anagrams (Hurray Mr. Ant) to Bible tweets, and from identifying Broadway show-tunes to identifying which baseball players were named in the Mitchell report. There was certainly something for everyone.

This event was a good representation of what Oceanside is all about–over 100 people from shul having fun, enjoying each other’s company, and working together. Perhaps there was one point of contention though throughout the night–how to pronounce “Panoply.”

Thank-you to Barbara and Sandy Glaser who graciously sponsored this event and thank-you to the event committee for a fabulous evening.


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