Jewish Journal

Webcast: NIYP rocks the house with their “K for P” party!

by Karmel Melamed

April 18, 2010 | 11:18 am

No, it wasn’t an April Fools party…and it wasn’t some boring Jewish shindig for young singles to mingle. Hell no! The young Iranian Jews of the Iranian Nessah synagogue know how to party and they rocked the house this past April 1st with their first ever “Kosher For Passover” party a.k.a. “K for P” Party. In one night Nessah Israel Young Professionals (NIYP) transformed their temple’s banquet hall into one of the hippest most rockin’ clubs I have seen in long long time. Light were flashing, people were dancing—and yes even Kosher for Passover vodka and tequilla were enjoyed by some the evening’s guests!

I went behind the scenes of NIYP’s “K for P” party that night and caught up with some of their members who shed light on their motivation for organizing such a large and upscale event for young professional Jews during Passover—when most of us Jews have a hard time finding something decent to eat. Here’s my webcast interview:

Kudos to NIYP’s members for creating a fun, safe and classy venue where young Iranian Jews can mingle while celebrating their Judaism. Do many singles go to these types of events to meet one another? Probably so, but NIYP’s events are not set up specifically for singles but rather for young people in their community to enjoy themselves in a familiar Jewish setting. Leave it up to the creative Iranian American Jews to be able to party and at the same time strengthen their Jewish bonds during Passover of all holidays!

NIYP’s guests dancing the night away at their first ever K for P party.
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Karmel Melamed is an internationally-published freelance journalist based in Southern California.

Since 2000, Melamed has specialized in covering the growing influential...

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