Jew Wanna Go? | November 20 – November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving! It’s all about food this week, obvi!

In 1492… (FREE!)

Beyond Brisket and Bagels: 1492 and its Impact on World ­Cuisine

Fri. Nov. 20; 7:30 p.m.; Mt. Zion Temple; 1375 1300 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN

Tina Wasserman, author of bestselling cookbooks, ­Entrée to Judaism: A Culinary Exploration of the Jewish Diaspora and Entrée to Judaism for ­Families: Jewish Cooking and Kitchen Conversations with Children will be speaking about food. What that has to do with Columbus sailing the ocean blue I have no idea.

Jew Food ($65-$95/person)

What Makes Food Jewish

Sat. Nov. 21; 1 p.m.; Mt. Zion Temple; 1375 1300 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN

Learn what makes food Jewish through presentations and hands-on activities that will concentrate on Jewish food traditions that delve into holiday cooking. Hey, if “hands-in” means eating, I’m in!

World Development (FREE!)

JFCS NextGen Professional Development Event: Changing the Way We Change the World

Tues. Nov. 24; 6:30 p.m.; Wander North Distillery; 771 Harding Ave NE, Suite 150, Minneapolis, MN

Let’s talk about sex, baby…Wait. Wrong event. Ok. So, let’s talk about nonprofit organizations and the challenges they face during these trying times. Let’s talk about why it’s so important to give. This presentation will address all of the above. I am now accepting donations.

Hunger Games ($25)

Walk to End Hunger with Beth Jacob 20’s & 30’s!

Thurs. Nov. 26; 7 a.m.; Mall of America; 771 60 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN

Join the Beth Jacob 20s/30s community as they make their final walk for hunger on Thanksgiving morning. The family-friendly 5k walk around Mall of America will be raising money for local hunger charities that are fighting to end hunger. That being said, it’s Thanksgiving. The only walking for hunger I’ll be participating in is from wherever the turkey and fixings are to the dinner table.

Back Pocket…Events to Come! (Or…Events to Come, but we’ll schmooze about them more later!)