Monday, November 5, 2018

6 pm
2 events

Israeli Spice Workshop and Dinner

Location: Lindenbaum Pavillion

From: Monday, November 5, 6:30 pm


With Women Cook Delegates

Join us for a special evening of spices, cooking, eating, and storytelling on November 5. This spice workshop and dinner will be led by visiting female Israeli cooks from the organization Women-Cook, an Israeli social culinary initiative set up in 2006 to assist women from the periphery and distressed communities within Israel. Our visiting chefs represent the Moroccan, Bukharin, Ethiopian, and Yemenite culinary traditions. The guest chefs will present participants with unique spice blends from their vibrant culinary traditions, tell stories, and guide participants to collectively prepare various side-dishes. Upon finishing the preparations, participants will sit down together, get to know each other better and eat the delicious food that has been prepared. Participants can expect to enjoy a unique cultural experience, and treat for all the senses with beautiful traditional clothes, music and the wonderful aromas and flavors of delicious food. The program is open to members and non-members, and Adults and Children, 4th grade and higher.

Registration will remain open until 2 pm on Monday, November 5, 2018. For questions, please contact Lauren Dickel.

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Movies and Midrash – Popular Film and Jewish Ideas

Location: Community House

From: Mondays, November 5, 19, 26 and December 3, 6:45 pm


Taught by Scholar in Residence, Dr. Wendy Zierler

We are honored to welcome Dr. Wendy Zierler to Central as our scholar in residence this fall. Dr. Zierler is an acclaimed and beloved professor at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (where your clergy were ordained!). She is the author of Movies & Midrash: Popular Film and Jewish Religious Conversation, which was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in 2017. We invite you to join Dr. Zierler for four sessions bringing together popular culture, theology, and Jewish tradition. In alternating weeks, students will watch contemporary films like The Truman Show, The King’s Speech, and then come together to understand them in a new way – through the lens of theology and Jewish tradition. Dr. Zierler is a dynamic and accessible teacher of Jewish thought and literature, and this is an opportunity not to be missed.

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