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A Celebration of the Jews of Italy

Temple Rodef Shalom
Sunday, September 18, 2016
5:00 PM — 6:30 PM
2100 Westmoreland St
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States

Ticket Required Kosher

Described as the “most tenacious of minorities,” the Jews of Italy have created a rich cultural legacy…and wonderful food. Our program is a celebration of this amazing legacy featuring a musical performance by Arianna Zukerman and a culinary journey led by Marcia Friedman, author of Meatballs and Matzah Balls.

As our evening begins, we will be transported to the rolling hills of Italy as we sample the finest authentic prosecco and olive oils. Our appetites whet, Ms. Zukerman, performing with Giovanni Reggioli, will regale us with the pure beauty of her voice and gracious presence. Then, as family-style Italian dishes are served to our tables, Ms. Friedman will reveal the culinary history of Jews of Italy.

Renowned for her pure, luminous, rich soprano, Arianna Zukerman is considered one of the premiere vocal artists of her generation. The Washington Post says “Arianna Zukerman possesses a remarkable voice that combines the range, warmth and facility of a Rossini mezzo with shimmering, round high notes and exquisite pianissimos that would make any soprano jealous.” Ms. Zukerman is the featured soloist on the critically acclaimed, GRAMMY nominated 2013 Naxos recording of James Whitbourn’s oratorio, Annelies: the first major choral setting of The Diary of Anne Frank.

Marcia Friedman is a writer, editor, photographer, home cook, and recipe developer. Delving into both Jewish and Italian culinary traditions, Marcia created the cookbook Meatballs and Matzah Balls: Recipes and Reflections from a Jewish and Italian Life (a finalist in the 2014 Indie Book Awards). The book features more than 100 classic and new Jewish and Italian recipes as well as reflections on Marcia’s childhood, family, and explorations. Marcia serves on the Advisory Council of The Jewish Food Experience, and her food writing and recipes have been featured in Tablet, the Forward, and Interfaith Family among other outlets. Marcia has particularly enjoyed exploring Jewish life in Italy and loves discovering ideas for blending culinary traditions in ways that make our meals – and lives – more meaningful.

Cost: $18 for TRS Members before September 11
$25 for Non-Members before September 11*
$10 for Young Professionals: 20s/30s before September 11*
$25 for TRS Members/$30 for Non-Members after September 11

*A limited number of tickets are available for non-members and Young Professionals.

Contact: Cookie Mandell, [email protected]

Please email us if you will need any special accommodations to participate in this event.

Cost: $25.00