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The UJA Parties Jay-Z Style

Hova, Yahweh in accord.

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Does the Z in Jay-Z stand for Zionist? The private suite in Jigga’s 40/40 Club will house a UJA Federation happy hour this Thursday, during which New York Jews can learn about upcoming missions to Israel. Jay’s been known to name-check the chosen people in songFlow tight like I was born Jewish, he once rhymedbut what’s Hova’s connection with the Holy Land? Jim Buslik, who is involved with the UJA, is our landlord, and Jay-Z has great respect for him and his causes, says a club spokeswoman. The match has been helpful in UJA’s recruiting. A lot of our members are Jay-Z fans, says event chair Maggie Gallant, though there’s no special connection between Jay and Israel per se. Gallant explains the party plan: There’s a personal stereo in the suite, so we can make our own playlist. We’ll start out kind of mellow, but we’ll definitely be playing a lot of Jay-Z and Beyoncé! The 40/40 spokeswoman says Jay reciprocates the props: We always have and always will support the causes of the UJA.

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