Christmas Eve as a Night of (Romantic) Miracles - 4,000 Jewish Singles Revel at The Nations Biggest Singles Party

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What do Jews do on Christmas Eve? In NYC, more than 4,000 attend "The Ball," a massive singles event held at 5 venues simultaneously featuring 7 DJs, 6 dance floors, 6 lounges, Live Performances, High-Flying Aerialists, Carnival Midway Games - and free use of fleet of Hummer Limousines to party-hop all night! A "Jewniversal Pass" provides entrance to all venues and use of the limos for only $25 in advance.

The Ball 2009 - The Nation's Biggest Jewish Singles Event 14 Years in a Row

"People contact us during the course of the year from as far away as Europe or Australia because they are coordinating their travel plans to be in New York for The Ball," says party founder Jeffrey Strank.

In Japan, where a tiny percentage of the population is Christian, Christmas is a day to spend time with your romantic counterpart rather than a religious celebration with the family. Couples often get together for a luxurious night out on the town and exchange presents, not unlike Valentine’s Day. Mass media and savvy corporate marketers have even deemed the night as a setting for “romantic miracles.”

A similar trend has been happening among Jews on this side of the Pacific. With no need for religious worship, Christmas Eve has taken on a new meaning for Jews in search of love, and The Ball is the largest of such romantic galas – not only the largest Jewish Singles event in the country, but also the largest “singles event” of any kind in the United States for the past 14 years in a row. More than 4,000 singles attend in NYC alone. See Videos of The Ball.

Left with few entertainment options, Christmas Eve has become a night for Jews to party and perhaps meet a romantic interest. “People contact us during the course of the year from as far away as Europe or Australia because they are coordinating their travel plans to be in New York for The Ball, “says party founder Jeffrey Strank. Similar to how the Japanese treat Christmas Eve almost as Valentine’s Day, Jews view the night as a time to revel, go out and meet new people -- maybe even that special someone.

In order to accommodate the overwhelming turnout of 4000 Jewish Singles who want to attend Mr. Strank’s party – The Ball will take over downtown Manhattan this Christmas Eve with a party held at five huge NYC venues simultaneously. So many people attend this one affair, in fact, that a fleet of Hummer limousines is called in to shuttle guests from party to party!

Jewniversal Passes,” available at ($25 in advance, $30 at the door) admit partygoers to five hip Manhattan nightspots – Hiro Ballroom, The Cabanas, The Park, Carnival, and Lucky Strike – offering a host of entertainment options including 7 DJs, 6 lounges, live performances, high-flying aerialists, an outdoor garden, a Carnival “fun house,” Midway games – and provide complimentary use of the fleet of Hummer limousines for party-hopping. also offers The Ball in Los Angeles, in association with The Guardians of the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging. That event will be held at two hip Hollywood venues – Opera and Crimson - and is expected to be attended by more than 1,000 Jewish Singles. has organized the nation’s best-attended Jewish Singles event since 1995. For further information, please contact Jeff Strank at (917) 692-6564.

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