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Special Shabbat Shabbang: Women Cook
October 25 , 7:00 pm
The JCC’s special Shabbat program offering unique and interactive programming, Shabbat Shabbang, this week is presented in partnership with Women Cook, an Israeli social enterprise that fuses Israeli culinary and cultural experiences with empowering women. Chefs will be present to anchor a variety of dinners (you choose which to attend; more information and RSVP via online), telling her stories, sharing her culture, and showcasing songs and photos.
Pre-registration required (space is limited).
Osnat Moshe and the Stories of Kurdish Israelis
Osnat was born in Kurdistan and today lives in Moshav Adjour. She is well known in the Kurdish cooking arena throughout Israel. Immigration of Kurdish Jews to the land of Israel began during the late 16th century, with a community of rabbinic scholars arriving in Safed, Galilee, where they established a Kurdish Jewish quarter. The vast majority of Kurdish Jews were evacuated to Israel in the early 1950s, together with other Iraqi Jewish communities. For those who prefer a traditional Shabbat experience with no technology or amplified sound.
Ziva Amar and the Stories of Greek Israelis
Ziva was born in 1955. Her family came from Greece and Morocco. Israel is home to a large number of Romaniote and Sephardic Greek Jews who emigrated from Greece. Some of these Jewish people made aliyah over the previous centuries, with the majority moving to Israel after 1948. For those who identity as LGBTQIA-identified women, trans women, genderqueer, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming people.
Liora Samuel and the Stories of Ethiopian Israelis
Liora was born in Ethiopia to a traditional Jewish family and lived there until age 16. In 1984 she made aliyah through Sudan as part of the Israeli government’s Operation Moses. Liora married a fellow Ethiopian who, coincidentally, had been on the same aliyah flight from Sudan, and settled in Beit Shemesh. Her job as a community worker keeps Liora involved in the Ethiopian community, running extracurricular activities for children as well as training and mentorship programs for women. For young professionals in their 20s + 30s.
Shoshi Tsubary and the Stories of Yemenite Israelis
Shoshi was born in 1948. Her family came from Aden, a port city and the temporary capital of Yemen. She lives in Hod Hasharon, literally “splendor of the Sharon plain”, a city in the Central District of Israel. The city is located approximately six miles east of the Mediterranean coastline. Shoshi volunteers in a local preschool. For Engage Jewish Service Corps volunteers in their 50s, 60s, and beyond.
Rachel Revach and the Stories of Moroccan Israelis
Rachel came to Israel from Morocco in 1954 as a baby. Moroccan Jews in Israel are immigrants and descendants of the immigrants of the Moroccan Jewish communities who now reside within the state of Israel. Approximately 1 million Israeli Jews have at least partial family origin from Morocco, making them the second-largest diaspora group. This dinner is open to all.