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Be'chol Lashon Newsletter: Passover 2016 Newsletter
HAPPY PASSOVER!
NEW Be'chol Lashon Passover Supplement

Be'chol Lashon created a short supplement to be read at the beginning of your Passover Seder. At Passover, we receive a personal directive to create an inclusive and welcoming community.

RECIPES
Bsisa: A Tasty Women's Tradition To Begin The Passover Season
Adam Eilath & Tamar Zaken, MyJewishLearning: Jewish& Blog, April 6, 2016

What is the best way to usher in the Passover season? Not with handwringing and housecleaning, but with celebration, blessing and sweet joy!

A Sephardic Passover Meat Pie
Marcia Weingarten, MyJewishLearning: Jewish& Blog, April 12, 2016

At Passover, one of the staples of our Seder meal is a Megina, sometimes referred to as "mina", or a "meat quajado." Quajado (pronounced kwah-shah-doh) is a Sephardic dish that traces back to Spain which is usually made with vegetables and eggs and often cheese.

7 Charoset Recipes to Give Passover an International Flair
Ruth Abusch Magder, MyJewishLearning: Jewish& Blog, April 1, 2014

Whether you make one, two or all of the seven classic and modern recipes we have collected, we doubt that you will be able to wait until the seder to taste these outstanding Charoset!

RESOURCES
Bitter Herbs and Collard Greens: An African-American Seder Plate For Passover
Michael Twitty, NPR, April 3, 2015

I've always mixed my African-Americanness and Jewishness on the Seder plate, a ritual dish with six foods that symbolize the story of Passover.

The Global History of Ma Nishtana
Ruth Abusch-Magder, MyJewishLearning: Jewish& Blog, March 30, 2015

Each year, Jewish children around the world learn the Four Questions. After all the image of the small child chanting their way through the Four Questions is one of the most endearing images of the Passover seder. The image is so strong that for many it automatically conjures music and words.

Children's Passover Books
 Team Be'chol Lashon, MyJewishLearning: Jewish& Blog, April 8, 2014

Passover is a time for storytelling. There are many children's books that engage young minds by going beyond the telling found in the traditional Passover haggadah.

TRADITIONS
Ten things you didn't know about Mimouna
Ophir Toubul, +972, April 10, 2015

Mimouna, the traditional festival celebrated by North African Jews on the last day of Passover, is often overlooked when discussing the Jewish holiday of liberation. Here are 10 things you might not know about the celebration that once brought Jews and Muslims together.

Brazilian Anusim write their own Hagadah
Sam Sokol, Jpost, March 28, 2016

Ashley Perry, the founder of Reconectar, an NGO explained, "This Haggada is also representative of a massive awakening and self-sufficiency among Anusim who are keen to return to the traditions of their ancestors."

Italy's B'nai Anusim Revive a Secret Passover Tradition-The Seder Hamishi
Barbara Aiello, The Times of Israel, April 17, 2014

Some historians believe that the Russian painter, Moshe Maimon's most famous work, "Marranos: Secret Seder," actually tells the story of the Seder Hamishi, a special Passover seder, held, not on the first or second night of Passover, but, as its name suggests, on the fifth night of the holiday.

BAY AREA EVENTS
Ruth Behar, PhD: Lapid-Shapiro Scholar-in-Residence Weekend
 Temple Israel, Long Beach, CA, April 15, 2015 – April 17, 2015

Behar was born in Havana, Cuba and grew up in New York. She has worked as an ethnographer in Spain, Mexico, and Cuba, and is known for her humanistic approach to understanding identity, immigration, and the search for home in our global era.

SF Reception: KALA! The Ethiopian-Israeli LGBT Organization
Home of Roger M Low, San Francisco, April 17, 2016

Israeli LGBT leaders Sarah and Liel will join A Wider Bridge in April to share their personal stories and the critical need for KALA - working at the intersection of Ethiopian-Israeli social change and LGBT community activism.

The 20th Annual San Francisco Multicultural Passover Freedom Seder
JCCSF, San Francisco, April 20, 2016

Our community is a bastion of freedom with a commitment to acceptance, and the Freedom Seder celebrates this with a joyous gathering of friends, neighbors and fellow San Franciscans!

Sigal Samuel Bay Area Talks
 Congregation Beth Shalom, San Francisco, April 25, 2016

Sigal Samuel is the author of The Mystics of Mile End, a critically acclaimed novel about a dysfunctional Jewish family with a dangerous mystical obsession.

Mimouna!: A Post-Passover Moroccan Celebration
Magain David Sephardic Congregation, San Francisco, May 1, 2016

San Francisco's Sephardic and Mizrahi communities invite you to enjoy an afternoon of Middle Eastern Music & Piyutim, Henna Designs, Moroccan Deserts (Mufleta!) & Drinks (Arak!), a Mizrahi Women's Tent, Kaftan Booth, & Children's Activities.

OTHER WEST COAST EVENTS
Passover in the Desert: Encounter the Wellspring
Wilderness Torah, April 28, 2016 – May 2, 2016

Wilderness Torah's Passover in the Desert is a 5-day journey in multi-generational village life designed to help you connect more deeply with yourself, community, nature, and Spirit.

Tell Me I'm Pretty
 Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles, April 8, 2016 – May 7, 2016

With side-splitting humor and raw power, comedic actor and beatboxer Joshua Silverstein delivers an explosive mix of storytelling, spoken word, vocal percussion, and hip hop.

EAST COAST EVENTS
Multiracial Family Man
Alex Barnett, Broadway Comedy Club, NY, January 12, 2017

Alex Barnett, has a FREE new podcast, Multiracial Family Man, which is available on his website. Click HERE for the schedule of upcoming comedy shows. For more information about booking Alex in your community, contact the Be'chol Lashon Speakers Bureau: Lindsey@GlobalJews.org

Greek Jewish Festival
Lower East Side, New York, NY, May 22, 2016

Experience authentic kosher Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries, traditional Greek dancing and live Greek and Sephardic music, an outdoor marketplace full of vendors, arts and educational activities for kids, and much more!