After Passover there’s the Shvitz.
Gay Jews are getting together for a weekend of fun in the South Florida sun, April 24-26. Shvitz! – a Yiddish word meaning sweat – is the title of a new event designed to bring gay Jewish guys and their admirers together.
“Our crowd is the husband hunting crowd,” said Jayson Littman, who described himself as the official Shvitz! Yenta.
Advertised as the “He’bro Destination for Gay Jews and Those Who Love Us,” Shvitz! is modeled after similar parties that Littman has thrown in New York during High Holy Days. He said his He’bro brand started in 2008 on Christmas eve and, thanks to Facebook, grew into a popular and eagerly anticipated party.
The Marriott Pompano Beach Resort and Spa is the host hotel for Shvitz! and hotel rooms and weekend passes can be purchased at www.shvitzweekend.com
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau is one of the event’s sponsors. Richard Gray, managing director for the CVB’s LGBT market, said hosting this He’bro gathering was a score for the destination.
“Their attendees are pretty much from the New York area and generally choose Miami over Fort Lauderdale so Shvitz is a perfect opportunity for us to showcase and promote our extraordinary diversity here in Broward County,” Gray said.
Activities for Jew boys and bagel chasers include a Friday night dinner in white attire, a beach outing on Saturday capped off with a Saturday night dance party at The Manor Nightclub in Wilton Manors.