Immerse your mind and all of your senses on a journey through Jewish Calcutta. Taste and smell the fragrant foods of India, learn about the Jewry of India, and hear the prayers chanted in Sephardic tradition.
Friday, December 16:
5:45 p.m.: Taste of India Shabbat Dinner (pre-registration required)
7:00 p.m.: Friday night post-dinner: Lecture Jewish Calcutta through Music and Memory.
7:00 p.m.: Junior Congregation for the youth
8:00 p.m.: Shabbat services with uplifting Sephardic tunes
Saturday, December 17:
9:30 a.m.: Sephardic songs and traditions featuring a medley of ancient texts and melodies.
12:30 p.m.: Light lunch and From Shipwrecks to Maharajahs: The Jews of Bombay and Cochin—a saga tracing India’s oldest Jewish communities.
4:00 p.m.: Saturday afternoon: Musical Masala will feature seduah shlishit (third meal), singing, making sachets to use
during Havdalah, nibbling on Indian delicacies, and a talk on the spicy Indian Jewish kitchen. (pre-registration required; not held at Beth Shalom).
The Taste of India Shabbat Dinner on Friday night, and Musical Masala on Saturday afternoon both require pre-registration and a fee is involved. All other events are free and open to the community.
Sponsor: Beth Shalom Congregation Adult Education Committee