Jewish Food Talk, Tasting

Community Happenings
Jun 04, 2019
6:00 PM

Naama Shefi, founder and executive director of the Jewish Food Society, speaks at Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow St., Rockland. A food-tasting will follow. Free and open to the public.

Shefi is a native Israeli who grew up on a kibbutz eating at a communal dining room. In 2017 she founded the Jewish Food Society, a nonprofit organization with a mission to preserve, celebrate and revitalize Jewish culinary heritage. After moving to New York City in 2005, Shefi became the director of public programs at the Israeli Consulate, where she started a new culinary department, promoting Israel through food.

In 2013, she launched the hit pop-up restaurant, The Kubbeh Project, which for three weeks drew thousands of diners to a small bakery in the East Village to sample a taste of Jewish-Iraqi comfort food. Prior to the Jewish Food Society, she wrote about Israeli and Jewish food for international publications and led marketing for EatWith, a food/tech startup that offers home dining experiences in 160 cities around the world.

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