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Brunch Program: The Origins of Jewish Food

From January 25, 2015 12:00 pm until January 25, 2015 2:00 pm Save to calendar

At DCJCC 1529 16th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036

Posted by Marc Bernstein

Categories: Bet Mishpachah Events


In this brunch program, Chaplain Michael Bloom will talk about the origins of Jewish food.


In his presentation, Chaplain Bloom will answer most of the following questions:

• Is the quintessential Jewish food -- chicken soup, nicknamed Jewish penicillin by comedians, actually of Jewish origin?

• Why should we use dandelions as bitter herbs at the Passover seder?

• Are Boston baked beans actually a traditional Jewish food?

• How did the bagel become Americanized?

• What is Jewish champagne?

• Where did the knish and hot dog originate?

• And what am I -- chopped liver?

The presentation, sponsored by the Education Committee, will provide a good taste of the often strange but fascinating history of what cuisine is and is not considered Jewish. Michael Bloom, Chaplain of Jewish War Veterans, is the author of several books, a former teacher, cantor and Torah reader at various communities around Washington, and a docent at Sixth and I Historic Synagogue.

Please email Joanna Scherer if you are planning to attend.

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