October 20, 2017
FREE Temple Emanu-El Members
FREE General Admission
10/19/2017 09:54:54 pm
An Indulgent Evening for the Chocolate Lover in All of Us
The aroma of melted chocolate pouring out of a fountain. The crunch of chocolate bark covering fresh donuts. The sweetness of the perfect chocolate truffle dissolving on your tongue.
Join us for a special Oneg Shabbat and the opening of our museum exhibition SEMI(TE) SWEET: On Jews and Chocolate – with our own special chocolatier!
Chocolate Shabbat. What can be better?
Friday, October 20 | 6:00 PM | Free
The Exhbition: Semi(te) Sweet: On Jews and Chocolate
A tin of Barton’s Almond Kisses.
A stretchy yellow pouch of Elite gelt.
That infamous Seinfeld babka.
Imagine the intersection of Jewish life and chocolate, and those are the markers that likely come to mind. Less likely, but no less pivotal, is the liquid delicacy that Inquisition-era Sephardic Jews introduced to France, or the 19th-century Viennese boychik’s invention that went on to become the Austrian it dessert, aka sachertorte.
Yes, there are hundreds of years of chocolate-swirled Jewish history that you probably haven’t had the pleasure of sinking your teeth into . . . yet. That’s where our new exhibition comes in.
Exhibition open to the public Monday, October 23, 2017 – Sunday, February 25, 2018