Not Your Grandma's Matzo Ball

While all the gentiles are snug in their beds dreaming of sugar plums or Xboxes or whatever, young single Jews from across South Florida will be gathering Monday for the biggest singles event of the year, the 26th-annual MatzoBall. Every Jewish mother dreams of her son meeting a nice Jewish girl or her daughter hooking up with a good Jewish boy. There are no guarantees that the girls will be nice or the boys will be good, but frankly, who besides Mom really wants that anyway? This year the MatzoBall will go down at two locations in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Fort Lauderdale singles can head to Gryphon and Pangaea at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (5707 Seminole Way, Hollywood). Chosen lads and ladies in Palm Beach County can go to downtown Delray Beach's Il Bacio (29 SE Second Ave., Delray Beach). Organized by the Society of Young Jewish Professionals and JDate, each event costs $30 admission and runs from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets can be purchased with a credit card in advance or with cash only at the door. Visit matzoball.org.
Mon., Dec. 24, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., 2012
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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