imageThe Matzoball began 27 years ago as an annual Jewish singles event taking place on Christmas Eve in multiple cities across the US. Young Jews would find themselves on vacation with nothing to do on a night where practically everything was closed. This posed a problem because even staying at home was not an option – everything on the Television and radio was geared toward the celebration of Christmas! So why not throw a big party where all your friends could get together and mingle, socialize and network?
Why not indeed! Twenty-seven years and innumerable friendships, hookups and marriages later, the Matzoball is now an American Jewish institution that includes events year round as well as travel opportunities and more!
While the MatzoBalls are marketed primarily to young Jews, they aren’t the only singles looking for a place to mingle on Christmas Eve. Rudnick says that one in five guests is a non-Jew, and the late-night crowd usually will include a contingent of Asians and an “after midnight Mass” crowd.
MatzoBalls will be held on Tuesday, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at Il Bacio (29 SE Second Ave., Delray Beach), tickets $30; 9 p.m.-4 a.m. at Pangaea/Gryphon at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (5711 Seminole Way, Hollywood), tickets $30; and 9 p.m.-4 a.m. at the Fontainebleau hotel (4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach), tickets: $50. Call 561-300-4222, or go to