Every year on Passover, Jews around the world invite guests to join their table to retell the story of the Jewish exodus from slavery in Egypt. Around the world, you won't find a Jewish family without an immigration story. Immigration and the concept of welcoming the stranger is near and dear to our hearts. Come to the Skirball Cultural Center for a Passover-themed evening in partnership with Miry’s List and explore the themes of freedom and redemption through food and storytelling by bringing together the Los Angeles Jewish community with families resettling in LA as refugees. We will explore the Passover themes of freedom and redemption as a cultural exchange through food and storytelling.
Welcome led by Rabbi Sarah Bassin, Associate Rabbi at Temple Beth Emanuel in Beverly Hills, connecting the Jewish value of welcoming the stranger to the Passover story and to the experience of families resettling as refugees today. An elaborate vegetarian-friendly Syrian dinner will be served, infused with the symbols of a Passover seder, and prepared by a family who has resettled recently in LA. Dinner will be followed by a conversation with our new arrival cooks led by Evan Kleiman (KCRW’s Good Food), giving us the opportunity to learn about their culture through food.