Photo: FACES Mears Park

What Being Jewish is All About… Or, How To Win a Chef's Table at FACES

Being Jewish is about more than reading certain books, or believing in G-d, or even doing good deeds. It’s about food. 
You can’t be Jewish unless you like food. I’m kidding, but not really.

FACES Mears Park

Photo: FACES Mears Park.


Every Jewish holiday is somehow about food (or the absence of food). And our holidays about food often involve intricate meals to be shared with those nearest and dearest to us. Passover, the seder with mandatory four glasses of wine and the food that keeps on coming. Sukkot, where it’s a mitzvah to have guests over for meals. Tu B’shvat, the birthday of trees which also has a meal where we sample tree-provided foods like dates and grapes and nuts.
[box type=”shadow” align=”aligncenter” ]In the spirit of feeding you, and celebrating, and sharing food with loved ones, TC Jewfolk is proud to partner with Chef David Fhima and his restaurant FACES Mears Park to announce this week’s giveaway.[/box]
As we’re sure you know, on November 1st TC Jewfolk launched its most ambitious fundraising campaign ever. We need to raise $30,000 by the end of 2013 in order to fund our operating expenses for 2014, most importantly the salary of our awesome Editor & Community Manager Bradley Machov.
Thanks to your outpouring of support, we’ve already raised almost $10,000 in just two weeks!! (See for yourself at JEWCER.COM/TCJEWFOLK!)
But it’s not just about the total amount we raise. It’s about our community. This is the time of year when we ask you all to join us. To pledge your support for TC Jewfolk, and your commitment to and celebration of what we’re trying to do.
We want to be YOUR connection to everything Jewish in the Twin Cities. THE calendar with just the events in our Jewish community that YOU would want to attend. The ONLY place to read articles about everything from Israeli politics to Jewish food, written by other young people in our Jewish community. And so much more.  But we can’t do that without you.
So what does all this have to do with FACES in downtown St. Paul?
Imagine. The Chef’s Table at FACES. A Romantic, interactive, intimate seating for two in the kitchen of Faces. You and your guest will be entertained and inspired by David Fhima as you watch your food go from skillet to plate and then be the recipient of the savory adventure! This is a four-course, wine paired meal created exclusively for you and your guest.  It is a celebration of food, wine and friends.
Photo: Chef David Fhima at FACES

Photo: Chef David Fhima at FACES


Thanks to David and FACES we are raffling off one amazing evening for two people at the FACES Chef’s Table to one lucky donor to TC Jewfolk.* This experience is so amazing, so belly and soul-filling that FACES says its value is $600. YES, you read that right. 600 dollars.

[box type=”shadow” align=”aligncenter” ]You get one entry into our raffle for the FACES Chef’s Table for each multiple of $18 that you donate to TC Jewfolk before this Friday, 11/22 at 5pm. [/box]

So give $18 (1 entry) or $360 (20 entries), or $1008 (56 entries), whatever you’re able to give. It’s all tax-deductible since TC Jewfolk’s parent organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Donate online by clicking here (jewcer.com/tcjewfolk), or mail a check with your donation payable to “Jewfolk Media” to: TC Jewfolk, PO Box 2294, Minneapolis, MN 55402 (Just make sure the check arrives by Friday at 4pm).

Faces Mears Park

Photo: FACES Mears Park


Never been to FACES? Here’s your chance to dine there in style. FACES crafts fresh, wholesome, comfortable American cuisine, utilizing modern and Old World culinary artistry and highlighting local, organic, and sustainably farmed ingredients. Their beautiful space features a sit-down bistro, wine bar, bottle shop and bakery.
Tempted? You should be! Do yourself (and us, and your significant other) a favor and JOIN THE MOVEMENT! Thanks, in advance!
*The Chef’s Table experience must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date with at least 60 days notice on a Mon-Thurs evening. Tax and gratuity not included, and additional alcohol beyond the wine pairings is not included.