This special event is a collaboration between Reboot and Diaspora Dinners. The dinner deviates from the typical Shabbat dinner format and will be structured as an extended guided conversation.
The way we die is the most important conversation Americans aren’t having. Death over Dinner-Jewish Edition (DOD-JE) facilitates live programming to address end-of-life matters over a meal. The project places these important questions in the center of a dinner and asks participants to consider, debate and discuss what their intentions are for living and dying. Whether you are a Jewish insider, more on the margins, or Jewish-adjacent, we welcome you to join us in tapping into some age-old Jewish wisdom around grieving and ritual, living and dying. We will be using materials and a facilitation guide for a dinner that will be engaging, empowering, and even uplifting.
The meal is hosted by Rachel Ellison (Bat Sarah Press) with food by Chris Reed (The Rice Table) and Dylan Maysick (formerly of Front Room Donuts). Becky Adelberg, from Reboot, will be facilitating the discussion. The menu is inspired by Eastern European Jewish cooking, with particular emphasis on the cooking of Fania Lewando (ZT’L), author of the Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook. Lewando was a restaurateur, vegetarian chef, and one of many Lithuanian Jews murdered in the Holocaust. Her legacy lives on through her contributions to cuisine and writing. Join us for dinner on Friday, January 18th. BYOB.
*Exact location will be released via digital receipt upon ticket purchase.*
whitefish salad with rye toast
MOTZI & KIDDUSH
poppy seed challah
whiskey or tea with honey
hunter's stew with beef and sauerkraut
stuffed cabbage with tomato sauce
red cabbage salad
cold beet soup with dill, potatoes, and cream