Join the Jeighborhood and the Hive for an evening of deep conversation, meaningful connection, and conscious community. This “Real Talk Shabbat” will center on a facilitated discussion of Jewish identity. Guests will be encouraged to share their unique experience within the Jewish community and reflect on some big questions:
“How do I define my relationship to being Jewish, or not Jewish?”
“When do I feel most connected to my community?”
“What are my core values, and how are they intermingled (or not) with Jewish values?”
This is an opportunity to skip the small talk, make new connections, and share the gift of our stories with one another. If you’re tired of talking about the weather, this one’s for you!
Guests can purchase a table (up to six guests) for their own pod, or sit at a community table to make new friends (register soon – we can only honor GF and vegan dietary preferences submitted by Monday, August 14th)!
Please email Paige Milgrom-Hills if you have additional questions or need support.
Welcome Drink: Moroccan Mint Mojito
Challah: Za’atar Challah served with Pomegranate-Walnut Muhammara Dip
App (Vegan + Gluten Free): Mediterranean Charcuterie Board – featuring vegetables from Coastal Roots Farm and a trio of Mediterranean Dips
Main (Vegan + Gluten Free): Turkish Stuffed Peppers with Dried Apricot & Mint Basmati Rice, served with Israeli Salad and Moroccan Spiced Potatoes
Dessert (Vegan + Gluten Free): Lebanese Malabi (Milk Pudding) with Rose Water and Pistachio
Meet our Speaker:
Prior to her role at the JCC, Fran spent decades in progressively responsible positions within nonprofit and early care & education in California and Massachusetts where the focus has been on directly empowering people living in poverty and leading others in this pursuit.
Having grown up in New York, where she attended public schools and was voted most humorous in her graduating class, and following college, Fran traveled out of the continental US for the first time and volunteered on a kibbutz in Israel where she met and married a Mexican man. She lived for 10 years as part of the close-knit Sephardic and Jewish communities in the 80s and where her children Estela and Victor were born and had their childhood. She is the proud grandmother to two boys who also live in San Diego. Fran Forman is so honored to be crossing paths with you in our Jewish journeys.
At this time, our event is full. Please email Paige Milgrom-Hills if you would like to join the waitlist.