Past Meetup

Eat at Park West Diner, Then Discuss Jews in Space! (Jewish Fantasy & SF)

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Part One:

Dinner at the Park West Diner.

The October Dinner & Discussion will start with Dinner at the Park West diner at 6:30 PM. Here's a link to their site: Anyone there by 6:30 will be at our table. Anyone arriving late is on their own. At dinner we talk about everything in the world except the evening's topic.

Part 2: Discussion

The Discussion will be held at 8:00 PM at The Fine Grind Coffee Bar in Little Falls. It's on Route 23 South (aka Newark Pompton Turnpike), in a strip mall a half mile or so to the south of the Willowbrook Mall. Here's their site:

The Topic is Jews in Space! Actually, it's Jewish themes in fantasy, science fiction and horror, but who can resist the Mel Brooks title from History of the World Part 2?

We'll be looking at expressions of Jewish themes, culture and interests in genre cinema, literature, television and more. Limiting ourselves to works of cinema for the moment, some titles which come to mind are The Golem, Spaceballs and Der Dibuk (The Dybbuk). There is a wealth of examples from literature as well, including several anthologies of Jewish science fiction.

Dinner & Discussion is held on the third Tuesday of the month (except December). Here's a list of topics we've discussed in the past:

If you have an interest in science fiction / fantasy / horror, please contact me directly at SFABCPhilmu (at) to learn about lots of other north Jersey events.