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MatzoBall is a blast

Partying at the MatzoBall were (from left) Leah Feinstein, Dana Thurm, and Brittany Resnick, all of Sharon.

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Partying at the MatzoBall were (from left) Leah Feinstein, Dana Thurm, and Brittany Resnick, all of Sharon.

From left: Francine Achbar, Scott Blakeman, Lenny Marcus, Steve Calechman, and Dana Eagle at the Moo Shu Jew comedy night.

From left: Francine Achbar, Scott Blakeman, Lenny Marcus, Steve Calechman, and Dana Eagle at the Moo Shu Jew comedy night.

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Once dubbed “the nation’s “No. 1 holiday party” by the folks at USA Today, this year’s MatzoBall apparently delivered on its promise of “high-energy networking and matchmaking” for singles. Held the other night at Royale, the event sponsored by the Society of Young Jewish Professionals and JDate was a festive affair that may result in a few lasting romances. . . . The New Center for Arts and Culture had a full house for its annual Moo Shu Jew comedy night at China Pearl Restaurant. Comics included Steve Calechman, Dana Eagle, Scott Blakeman, and Lenny Marcus, while the audience included a few notables, namely New Center executive director Francine Achbar, American Repertory Theater founder Robert Brustein, “NOVA” executive producer Paula Apsell, WBUR station manager Corey Lewis, Eater Boston blogger Rachel Leah Blumenthal, Boston Jewish Film Festival board president Denise Widman, and economist Ken Rogoff.

Mark Shanahan can be reached at shanahan@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @MarkAShanahan. Meredith Goldstein can be reached at mgoldstein@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @MeredithGoldste.
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