We spend so much time rejoicing in life and avoiding conversations about death, despite them being deeply intertwined. Jewish tradition provides specific, time bound rituals to mourn, but what could it feel like to infuse our rituals with the rich traditions of other cultures? The Mexican holiday Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) teaches us to celebrate the lives of those who passed on. Living in San Diego gives us a special opportunity to weave these traditions together and create new practices to honor loved ones!
Join us in this unique and special Shabbat by the Sea, where we’ll get spirited away into a conversation about life and death, build a community ofrenda (offering altar) together, and enjoy some special Latin American dishes for Shabbat. We’ll be joined by Jewtina Y Co’s Analucía Lopezrevoredo as we create a new lens of tradition!
Guests will have the choice to 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, November 1st)!
Because this event is centered around a meal, we are requiring that all guests be fully vaccinated and show proof upon entry (either virtual QR code or the physical card in-hand). We’re capping the event at 30 guests.
Dr. Analucía Lopezrevoredo is a Peruvian-Chilean-Quechua-American Jewtina, born in Peru and raised in Spain and the United States.
An anti-oppression activist, educator and researcher, Analucía founded Jewtina y Co. in 2019 to offer Latin Jews from around the world a platform in which to celebrate and engage in critical dialogue about Jewish and Latin multiculturalism. Prior to starting Jewtina y Co., she worked at JIMENA, OneTable, the Center to Advance Racial Equity in Portland, Oregon, and organized as a migrant rights advocate in California’s Central Valley, southwestern México and southeastern Perú.
Analucía’s educational background lies in critical race and cross-cultural studies, and her doctoral research was centered around Latino immigrant and refugee resiliency.