Monday, October 31, 2011

Inviting Judaism to the Thanksgiving Table -- A Talk on November 13 in Oakland

If you are in the Bay area, I hope you will come hear me (as well as a panel of other speakers) talk about how to add layers of understanding to your Thanksgiving meal.  I'll be exploring some of the roots of this very American tradition and explore how we can bring use some of our experiences with Passover, Sukkot and other holidays to add ritual and meaning without necessarily remaking the holiday as "Jewish" since many of us share the holiday table with friends and relatives of different backgrounds.

We'll also discuss (and sample) some Thanksgiving foods with a Jewish twist.

The event is from 3 to 5 p.m. at Temple Beth Abraham, 327 Euclid Avenue, Oakland, CA.  The event is free to members of Women of Temple Beth Abraham, $18 for others.

Please email me at clickblogappetitATgmailDOTcom if you would like more information or to RVSP. 

Update:  See my post here for the recipes and links to the trivia contest and resource guide I created.
Photo credit: MS Clip Art


Leah Goodman said...

we always have potato kugel...

Anonymous said...

HI Faith,
Have you tried adding some dried sweet cherries to your 'haroset'? and apple juice concentrate instea of wine?

FJKramer said...

Leah, I was thinking of something like that. Anon -- I've been fooling around with a cranberry haroset idea -- a bit more seasonal

FJKramer said...

The talk went very well. I eventually hope to post about it, but ....
anyway, here's a link to a note on my facebook page with the t-day trivia contest we used as an icebreaker.!/note.php?note_id=2205417214838