ROCKLAND — Naama Shefi, founder and executive director of Jewish Food Society will speak Tuesday, June 4, at 6 p.m., at Adas Yoshuron Synagogue. A food tasting will follow.
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 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 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.
The event is free and open to the public.
Adas Yoshuron Synagogue is an unaffiliated, all-inclusive synagogue serving the Jewish community of Midcoast Maine since 1912. Sabbath services are held regularly, a Hebrew School for grade-school children meets weekly, and a variety of cultural and community events take place throughout the year.
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