I am looking for confirmation on this, but it sounds like Wednesday was picnic day for major Jewish organizations in New York.
I tried to get in touch with the executive vice president and CEO of the UJA Federation of Greater New York and was told that he was at an organizational retreat (which I hear was upstate). I have it on good source that the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee was holding its company picnic in Central Park today – though I was able to get its EVP, Steven Schwager, on the phone.
And, when I spoke this morning with the New York spokesman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Jacob Dallal, he told me that he was on a day off. No word on whether Dallal was picnicing.
The Fundermentalist is officially jealous.