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September 17, 2020

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 • 7-9 p.m.

For over 2,000 years, Sephardic Jews have been welcoming the new year with a special Seder that features seven blessings with seven symbolic foods, deepening the meaning of the holiday. Join chef Susan Barocas to explore the history, blessings and foods of the Seder with the option of cooking along as Susan demonstrates making several dishes. Upon registration, participants will receive instructions for ingredients and equipment to have ready if cooking along. All participants also receive a handout of the blessings and the recipes.  No fee, but donations are greatly appreciated.  On 2nd day Rosh Hashanah  — Sunday Sept. 20, at 12:30 p.m.  — join us for a Sephardi Seder led by Hazzan Ramón Tasat, where we will be eating and blessing these and other foods. Please register by Sept. 13 here.

Susan Barocas is a writer, cook, teacher and speaker with a passion for healthy, no-waste cooking and Mediterranean and Jewish cuisines, particularly Sephardic food, history and culture. Founding director of the innovative Jewish Food Experience project, she served as guest chef for three Passover Seders in the Obama White House.