Melanie WeissMelanie Weiss, Temple Beth El / Beth Israel Congregation / Colby College

Sunday, May 4 / 12:00 pm / Temple Beth El, Portland

When you walk into a falafel shop or enjoy some delicious Israeli street food, you’re actually viewing a panorama of Jewish history, travel, and dietary laws (and you just thought you were there for the hummus!). Jews have lived around the world, adopting many cultures and creating diverse cuisines compatible with kashrut.  All of these influences shape the complicated culinary experience that you can find on any major Israeli street corner. Join Mel Weiss in a multi-sensory exploration of some very common Israeli foods. Tasting will be a definite part of the program, so come hungry!