From Women of Emanu-El President Ruth Treisman – February 1, 2018 from Ha-Kol

February 1st, 2018 by

From Our President

The Women of Emanu-El (WE) have organized and provided coordination of many events at CEEBJ like the Hanukkah Latke dinner. The popularity of cooking is evident by the number of cooking shows on TV today. It shows how important the function of cooking is and the joy of eating well prepared food. Recently Rachel Ray cooked Israeli food on her show and stirred up controversy. Israelis and Middle Eastern cuisine, think hummus, falafel and shawarma, have come to dominate the Israeli food scene. Israeli Jews often don’t deny that these foods are Arab or Palestinian in origin. One of the most popular types of hummus in Israel is called “hummus Abu Ghosh,” named for an Arab town west of Jerusalem. The image of being able to “eat hummus in Damascus,” the capital of Syria, is sometimes used as a metaphor for Israel’s goal of peace with its neighbors.

As we begin the first quarter of the year 2018, I want to thank all the members of the Women of Emanu-El for their hard work and support so we can give back to our CEEBJ community.

Coming up soon is Purim and the WE fundraiser ‘Mishloah Manot’. This is a way for congregants’ to send gifts of food to friends, family and the CEEBJ community. We look forward to your response by February 15.

On March 4 we will have our third Annual Pasta dinner at 5 pm at CEEBJ. We look forward to this exciting event.

We invite your ideas and suggestions. I am looking forward to hearing from you, and meeting and working with each and every one of you. I am sure it will be a time for us to learn from each other and share in our success, as women’s groups, as leaders and as individuals. We truly are “Stronger Together!”

Welcome to Women of Emanu-El!

Ruth Treisman

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