Midwood Teens Get Crunk at Shul

We bet the next day's not pretty.
We bet the next day's not pretty. Photo: iStockphoto

“Shalom, dudes. It’s Friday night. Let’s go get crunk … at the synagogue!” It might sound preposterous, but it’s happening with Orthodox Jewish teens all over Midwood. Brooklyn Daily is reporting that some adolescent boys have discovered they can go “shul-hopping,” popping into temples around the hood for Shalom Zocher parties, where a baby boy’s birth is toasted with booze. The practice has reportedly been happening for years, but lately it’s become more of a problem, with at least two teens hospitalized recently for alcohol poisoning. Also, we’d imagine the Manischewitz hangovers are really a bitch. [Brooklyn Daily]