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The Chosen Food: Rosh Hashanah in Aleppo: A Syrian Jewish New Year
Sun, 17 September 2017, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC is pleased to present the final evening in our supper club series, The Chosen Food. Each event in this series will showcase a regional style of Jewish cuisine.
With Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) just around the corner, this evening we enjoy a traditional Aleppian Rosh Hashanah Feast. Each year, Aleppian Jews celebrate Rosh Hashanah with a set menu of dishes symbolizing our wishes for the new year. Dates, apples, leeks, swiss chard, gourd, black eyed peas, and pomegranate are some of the symbolic ingredients.
As we dig in to this feast, our guide, Debbie Tabenken, will share with us the significance of these dishes.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:
- A full meal of traditional Aleppian Jewish dishes
- Stories about the family history behind each dish
- Great conversation
- Recipes to try at home
- All food is kosher-style, but not certified kosher
The Chosen Food Supper Club occurs over ten Sundays between April and September, 2017. It is part of the JMABC 2017 public programming series Feeding Community, celebrating the important role of food in maintaining Jewish tradition and history through generations of BC Jews. Other components of Feeding Community include the podcast The Kitchen Stories, and the four-part event series Nourishing Tradition, offered in collaboration with the Jewish Seniors Alliance. Further information about these and other JMABC programs can be found at the JMABC website, jewishmuseum.ca