Students of the University of Rhode Island Hillel
by Nicole Lasky
L-R: Sadie Lowenthal, Carly Sontz, Nicole Lasky
Recently, I hosted a Reverse Tashlich event at Narragansett Town Beach. At the event, fellow students met up with me in order to pick up trash rather than throw bread into the ocean like normal Tashlich. While obeying COVID-19 regulations,we were able to walk along the entire length of the beach and collect enough trash to fill an entire garbage bag. This is surprising considering Narragansett Town Beach already has garbage and recycling barrels scattered along the beach. Because of this, another beach clean-up is being prepared for the Spring semester. To me, doing everything in one's power to protect the environment is more crucial than ever. Although it may not seem like much, Reverse Tashlich was more than picking up garbage from the beach. It was sort of like picking up bread rather than getting rid of it; a feeling of fixing issues rather than letting them go. As Rosh HaShanah approaches, I’ve been keeping this perspective in the back of my head and realizing that Tashlich itself can turn into a ritual of fixing rather than forgetting.
by Ariel Finkle, URI Class of 2023
Though I’m a self-proclaimed theater nerd and enthusiast, I typically don’t pay attention to any musicals that are staged outside of the United States. But recently, a British musical broke through my bubble: The Prince of Egypt. That’s right: There is now a musical adaptation of Dreamworks Animation’s 1998 hit film The Prince of Egypt.
Learning of the musical adaptation made me reflect on how influential the film was, even 22 years after its release. There are so many reasons: I could talk for days about the soundtrack (“The Plagues!” “All I Ever Wanted!” “Deliver Us!”), the masterful animation (the huge crowd in the 10 commandments scene at the end!), and the character foils and parallels (did someone say Miriam is singing a slow reprise of her mother’s song?? I’m already sobbing!). Plus, The Prince of Egypt had behind-the-scenes consultation and approval from Jewish, Muslim, and Christian scholars (!!!).
But, upon my millionth re-watch, I realized something else: The Prince of Egypt is basically a superhero movie.
Read the rest of Ariel's wonderful article on the Hey Alma website!
by Dylan Kritter, URI Class of 2014
The spectrum of any religious or cultural identity has its two polar ends. Throughout our lives, we may find ourselves brought closer to, or maybe distanced from that identity. I find no coincidence that this Holocaust Remembrance Day compels me to write about my religious and ethnic background.
I went to Sunday school as a kid, became a Bar Mitzvah, and currently live in Israel. Despite all of that, I would never say I was truly a religious person. I really valued my family’s heritage, and the cultural emphasis on education, community, and ethics. Unfortunately, after one of the greatest human tragedies in history, part of Judaism and Jewish culture has become standing out against oppression. If it happened to our ancestors, (along with 9 million other Holocaust victims, targeted for their own backgrounds) it could happen to any other religion or ethnic group again. This endowed every one of us with two simple, but monumentally important tasks: stick together, and speak out against injustice or prejudice in any form.
Studying at URI, I found myself in the library, the gym, or the research lab a majority of my days. I’m not one to keep the Sabbath, but I will show up to temple on the high holidays. URI Hillel gave me an amazing, zero-pressure way for me to keep in touch with a Jewish community. Amy Olson is one of the kindest and most patient people I have ever met, and welcomed me with open arms as frequently as I wanted to maintain that connection. To me, it still isn’t about religion or belonging, but the importance of being connected to a Jewish community and the reminder of our presence, continuing now for over five thousand years. URI Hillel gave me that, and I am glad to keep in touch with Amy and see that the tradition lives on across the Atlantic.
However you celebrate your identity is perfect, however far or close you hold your roots. I think today serves as a day for us all to remember to rejoice and preserve our identities, lest some ideologues come along and attempt to erase them.
First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me--
and there was no one left to speak for me.
Martin Neimoller, German Clergyman, 1946.
By Debbie Green, Class of 2020
After being in Israel last summer on Birthright, I really wanted to get back so this winter break I went to Israel with the Jewish National Fund (JNF) Alternative Winter Break Green Bus. As a member of the Green bus we focused our volunteer efforts on sustainability and environmentally friendly projects. As a student studying Ocean Engineering with a focus in renewable energy, this trip gave me a greater insight into energy use in the desert.
Our first few days in Israel were spent in the Negev desert. While in the Negev we spent time at the Arava institute where we met with students from across the Middle East and World! The Arava Institute is in Kibbutz Ketura, which has the largest solar farm in the Negev. About 70% of the Arava is powered by solar energy. That’s pretty neat! We also did lots of volunteer work farming and composting. We volunteered on many different types of local farms including onion and fruit farms. The best part of the farm work was eating the foods we picked later!
The JNF Alternative Winter Break was not all work. We spent some time in Jerusalem exploring the Old City and visiting the Machane Yehuda Market.
If you are looking for a great and affordable Israel experience next winter break, I highly recommend the JNF trip. Registration for next year’s trip should open in the summer. Visit the JNF website for more information.
By Madison Sanders, Class of 2020
On October 27th, 2018 the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh lost 11 members to hate.
Here at the University of Rhode Island, I was sleeping in enjoying my Saturday morning. I found out later that day about what happened and was emotionally shaken. How in our modern-day lives, are we still seeing these hateful acts?
I got into a discussion with some of my peers and we came to the realization that we only see what we identify with. I identify with the victims of the Pittsburgh shooting due to my religious beliefs. Meanwhile, there was another shooting that day in California that I did not hear about until a week later. Public awareness is skewed to see only what the media believes will be a good story.
This is not my rant on the media; this is how I got an idea.
A representative from Hillel International came to visit URI HIllel the Tuesday after the shooting for a previously arranged visit. Other students and I sat with her to discuss what we enjoy about Hillel, and thought we had on improvement and growth for URI Hillel and it’s community. We were speaking about programs, when I came up with the idea to connect all of the Hillels across the country in our stance against hate crimes.
I have always loved the concept of “The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants” and how people from different walks of life can all be connected in something very simple. My original idea was to pass a light from Hillel to Hillel. The idea evolved into us sending a yahrzeit candle to every school that wanted to participate.
We requested and received a generous gift from Michael Smith, Director of the Shalom Memorial Funeral Home in Rhode Island. He sent us two cases of 7-day memorial candles and a check to cover the cost of postage to ship each candle out. Each week, one Hillel will light a candle and post a picture on Instagram using the #fighthatewithlight. The # can be followed by anyone to see where the light will take us and unify us.
Each candle has been decorated with a black ribbon that says #fighthatewithlight.
The Project will continue until the 18th of Cheshvan 2019, the Jewish calendar year anniversary of the deaths of:
I hope that this project unifies all of our Hillels, and shows the importance of standing up against all hate acts and negativity in the world. We are creating a positive message from a tragedy. May the memory of the victims be for a blessing.
Follow URI HIllel on Instagram @rhodyhillel
& the #fighthatewithlight
Sarah Rubinrott- Class of 2019
It has been about one month since we have returned home from the Alternative Spring Break Trip in Houston. It was my first-time visiting Texas, and I was able to get a feel for the culture and heart of Houston. Even though we only volunteered for a week, our group got a great amount of work done on one house that had been underwater after Harvey flooded the reservoirs. The defining moment of the trip was when the owner of the house came through on our last work day and commented, “It’s starting to look like a house again!”. This was a great closing moment for the entire group!
I have brought back many great memories, new friends, and a new outlook on how we should be concerned with global warming. Unfortunately, Houston will flood again and the work we did may only last a year or so. Here, in Narraganset RI, we also have problems with beach erosion, rising tides, and road way flooding. It’s an issue that effects more than just the south and states who are vulnerable to hurricanes. It is our job to care for our planet and this trip really helped me put it into perspective.
While we were in Houston we visited the Rodeo, walked around down-town, and had some really good food. Even though we did have long work days, we were still able to get out and enjoy what Houston has to offer. It was not the Texas I was imagining at all!
I plan on doing more disaster relief trips in the future that are for more immediate problems. I am a people person so working on houses isn’t as rewarding as helping someone first hand. I think it would be very rewarding to volunteer as a disaster relief nurse after I get my degree and license!
Emily Goldberg- Class of 2020
Going on the alternative spring break in Houston, Texas, I didn’t know what to expect. Having never gone on a service trip before, I was nervous that I didn’t have enough past experience in building houses to succeed in this mission. The first day we were taught how to cut the walls evenly in order to put up drywall for the next day. It was difficult at first, considering I’ve never used these tools in my life, but towards the end of the day I didn’t want to stop until the job was complete. Day two was when we had the tough job of putting up drywall. Power tools and exacto knives were only a few of the tools we used to do this. Before completing this trip, I had no idea how to use these tools and would never think that I as a business major would learn how.
The culture of Houston, the work we put in and the people we met, made this trip an amazing experience that I would never forget. I was shocked by how much I accomplished during the week. I didn’t realize the impact we had made on this family’s house until we saw before and after pictures and especially when the owner of the house came home and said, “wow, it’s starting to look like a house again.” I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to go on this trip and would never trade it for anything.
Erica Ryan- Class of 2020
About a month ago I packed my bags, got on a plane, and made my way to Houston, Texas for an alternative spring break. I won’t lie and say that I was 100% excited to be using my time off from school to work as a volunteer building houses. I had gone home to New Jersey the day before and all I wanted was to stay in my nice comfy bed for the week, but the trip was set and there was a part of me looking forward to going to the south and doing “the ultimate DIY”.
Looking back I am so glad that I didn’t let my bed hold me back from going on the trip. Every aspect of the week was amazing. Despite bruises and dusty pants, I had a blast putting up drywall. I got pretty handy with the power tools, the highlight of my work day. When the week was over, I think I can speak for everyone when I say that we were overcome with a sense of pride and accomplishment. On day one it was as if I had X-ray vision because you couldn’t see the bottom half of any of the walls, by the way 95% of all the walls were finished. And once the work day was over the fun continued. Whether it was playing board games in the kitchen after lights out or going to the biggest rodeo in the country, it was a trip filled with laughs and good times.
By the end of the week, there was a lot more reflection on the impact we had made and what more we could do. On Friday night we went to Temple for Shabbat, and it was like nothing I had ever experienced. Growing up in a conservative-reform synagogue I had never gone to a service where the rabbi was playing guitar and the cantor was playing the drums. Somehow it was the most beautiful service I had ever been to.
Although it was a short seven days it will be a trip I remember for the rest of my life.
Emily Leddington- Class of 2020
As a sophomore in college I’m extremely busy and sometimes forget to stop and take a look at the world around me. Going to a new place, meeting new people and experiencing something is exactly what I needed. Going into Texas I didn’t necessarily know what to expect, but I was open to everything that I could gain from the experience. Little did I know that seven days later I would become a different person. I learned that sometimes we don’t anticipate what will happen in the world, but through hard work, community and love anything can be possible. Yes, we were “building a house”, but we were also helping rebuild one of the strongest communities I’ve ever been a part of. The beauty of Houston is its sense of bravery and determination. We always see on the news when destruction occurs but then we get back to our daily lives and forget about all the damage that is leftover. This trip showed me that 6 months or even 6 years later there is always help that will be needed. I was given the opportunity to aid a community with a group of people that now today have a special place in my heart. Not only, did we spend 6 days building but we were also able to spend time in Houston. The culture and overall friendly attitude of the city of Houston is so inspiring. They have been through so much and still stand tall and proud every day. Being able to witness this through the restaurants, live music, the rodeo and the beautiful scenery I was able to understand why there's so much positivity in Houston.
Yet, there were moments that stood out on this whole trip. We would wake up at 7 am and go to work every day. We put up drywall and cut out outlet strips and at times it was very tedious. But throughout it all, I knew we were working towards something great. It was the last day on the site of the house, and we were finally able to meet the homeowner. She walked into the house and said to all of us, “it’s really starting to look like a home again”. Instantly in that moment, all the hard work had paid off and I knew I was meant to be here. I learned then that whether someone’s involvement is big or small we are a part of the greater good and anything can help. Overall, the seven days that I spent in Houston, Texas was extremely rewarding and eye-opening. I met some fantastic people, who share my religion and also my passion to help others. I was able to test my physical limits by challenging myself with a tasks I had never done before. I was able to see and be a part of a different sense of culture. And, in all I can honestly say that I came back from the trip a whole new person.
On Tuesday March 6, I attended URI Hillel’s first “Networking and Nosh” event, which provided beneficial information and advice to students as we begin our lives after graduation. Adam Roth, Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and the Director of the Harrington School of Communication & Media, Cara Mitnick, Professional Development Director at the URI Graduate School, Adam Greenman, President & CEO of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, Doug Ouimette, Academic Advisor in the Center for Career and Experiential Education, Ricky Kodner, Camp Director at Camp JORI, and Susan Leach DeBlasio, Attorney at Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C. were all in attendance.
The evening began with everyone mingling and enjoying snacks, while URI student, Jessica Simon took LinkedIn pictures for students (see mine above). After we all settled in, Adam Greenman, Cara Mitnick, and Adam Roth led a panel and discussed their professional experiences and the steps they took to get to where they are today. All three professionals shared their unique stories, which helped me see that where you begin isn’t necessarily where you’ll end up. The next day, I spoke with Hillel Student Board member, Sarah Goldfield, who also found the event to be unlike any other. “It wasn’t intimidating and I felt like I could be myself around them. It didn’t feel like a job fair,” said Goldfield.
Following the panel, Doug Ouimette gave students resume and interview tips. I found his presentation to be very useful and he helped me learn the necessary skills to use when applying for jobs. He also informed students about the Center for Career and Experiential Education (CCEE) at URI, which actively helps students prepare for professional opportunities. I’ve been to the CCEE a few times in the past and the staff answered all my questions very clearly and really helped me get on the right track.
This workshop allowed us to network with professionals while making connections and getting valuable tips for future career planning.I hope that Hillel will keep hosting “Networking and Nosh” every year to continue to help students plan for life after URI.
Avi Schaefer was a student at Brown University who dedicated himself to promoting the values of mutual respect and understanding. After he was tragically killed by a drunk driver, the Avi Schaefer Fund was created to empower others to embrace and accept our differences. On Friday, February 9, URI Hillel hosted a Multicultural/Multifaith Shabbat with the help from the Avi Schaefer Fund. Hillel has graciously received a grant from the Avi Schaefer Fund to put on an annual Shabbat in his honor since 2012.
There were so many things I was taken aback by during my two trips to Israel. I went on the Birthright trip with URI and Rutgers Hillel, was an incredible first travel experience. I got to explore the culture of the Jewish state.
I then decided to go back for an even longer trip with Aish HaTorah, where I learned even more about the culture in the 14 days I spent there. I got the opportunity to apply what we had learned all over the state. Our activities were truly eye opening. We traversed the tunnels underneath the Western Wall and visited the separation barrier along the West Bank. We learned weapons handling, counter terrorism tactics and the values that guide the Israeli Defense Forces with Caliber 3, the leading Counter Terror and Security training academy in Israel. When I arrived back in the U.S., my first instinct was to tell people about my experiences and how Israel isn’t just what the news portrays.
I never would have guessed that six months after I got back from my second trip that I would be doing a research project comparing the U.S. to Israel on fronts such as resources, energy, political and legal structure, infrastructure, and the development stage-with all its overseas projects.
After my extensive research, I found that Israel is becoming a world leader, and has been a strong pillar of technological advancement for a long time now. If I had to say one thing about my Israel experience so far, it’s that people need to look beyond what is portrayed in the headlines and really take the time to explore and experience the country.
by Leah Kaplan Class of 2018
Every fall my family comes to see me for URI Family Weekend. There are incentives, other than seeing their daughter for them to make the drive down here from Massachusetts. We usually go out to dinner, see the comedy show at the Ryan Center, and say goodbye the next day. This year I decided to ask my parents if they wanted to go to the Family Weekend Brunch at Hillel.
Being a senior, you would’ve thought that my parents have visited Hillel at least once during my time at URI. Unfortunately that was not the case. I wasn’t too involved at Hillel my first few years here, and didn’t see the need to invite my parents to an event. Even with my lack of involvement in the Hillel community, my parents always suggested that I attend events and services. As a participant on URI Hillel’s Birthright Israel trip in the summer of 2016, I got a bit more familiar with Hillel. This year, I got hired to be a Public Relations Intern for Hillel. I am automatically in the building at least three days a week, and I am well-informed of the events that are going on, which pushes me to attend more.
My family was thrilled when I told them I wanted them to come with me to Hillel’s brunch. It was their first time in the building. We ate delicious food and caught up on what was going on in our lives. Hillel’s Rabbinic Intern, Stephen Slater, sat with us and we met him and his two year old daughter. He shared inspirational words to students and their families, which was very uplifting to everyone in the room.
My dad noticed that Stephen was speaking to someone who looked familiar to him. He overheard some of the conversation and went over to introduce himself. As it turns out, we met some distant cousins that day who are parents of another URI student from California. It’s crazy to think that of all the places in the world to meet family, we met right here at Hillel. Now, we are even more grateful for this organization and the things it has given us. My parents enjoyed every minute of the brunch. As I write this amidst a downpour, I am thinking back to that beautiful sunny Sunday morning and feel so grateful for the time I got to share with my family at Hillel.
By: Sarah Steinberg
Now that it has been a few months since my trip of a lifetime to Israel, through the amazing opportunity of Birthright, I have had ample opportunity to reflect on my ten day adventure. I was able to experience many historical places, unique foods, and amazing people that I will never forget. In just ten days, I was also able to create memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. Some of my most memorable experiences included shopping at The Shuk (marketplace), staying overnight in the Negev Desert, and befriending eight amazing Israeli soldiers. The entire experience provided me with a connection to Israel and my own Jewish identity for which I am grateful to Birthright.
One unique experience was shopping at The Shuk in Jerusalem. Being able to go off on our own and bargain with sellers over prices of clothing and spices allowed me to experience the culture of an Israeli. It was a blast walking through the crowded streets and looking at all of the amazing items being sold.
Towards the end of our trip we visited the extremely hot but beautiful Negev Desert. The Bedouin people were extraordinarily nice to host us for a night of feast and celebration. My favorite part of staying in the desert was riding the camels. Although it was uncomfortable, it was also very fun and a unique opportunity. After a fun filled night of barely any sleep we all woke up at 4:00 am to hike up the Masada to see the sunrise. The magnificent views and watching the break of day with people that had become some of my closest friends made for the best memories.
Finally, the most rewarding part of the trip was being able to spend time with the most amazing Israeli soldiers. They traveled with us for a good portion of the trip. I was a little skeptical about whether we would have things in common, but I was wrong. The first time we were all introduced, we had an instant connection; it was extremely easy to talk and joke around with all of them. They were curious about our lives just as much as we were curious about theirs. They easily integrated into our group, as if we had all been friends for years.
Not only did the trip provide fun experiences like riding camels and sleeping in the desert, it provided me with a connection to Israel. Our tour guide did an amazing job of teaching us about the history of the country; it was not only informative but also entertaining and rewarding.
Although the places we went and the food we ate are still fresh in my memory now, they may start to fade away over time. But the people that I met, the friendships that I made and my love for Israel will never fade away. This trip was an amazing experience that I hope everyone can partake in. You will not only learn so much about Israel and its culture, but you will also develop friendships at home and abroad that will last a lifetime.
Sarah is a sophomore kinesiology major from Westborough, MA. She loves to travel and her favorite food is sushi.
By: Stephanie Greenberg
Going to Israel on Taglit-Birthright was probably one of the most eye-opening experiences I’ve ever had. Coming from an area with a very small Jewish population, being surrounded by only Jewish people was a culture shock in itself before even factoring in being in a different country for the first time.
My family is not religious and we do not go to temple, making the environment a bit daunting. I never had any sense of Jewish identity before this trip and I never saw myself as being Jewish enough. One of the speakers on the trip, Avraham Infeld, gave a talk about Judaism, and how it was a culture, not a religion. Hearing him speak made me feel more comfortable identifying myself as Jewish. He made me realize that whether you go to temple every week and eat kosher, or never observe any type of Jewish practices, we are all equal.
A lot of the activities on the trip were really fun, too. Camel riding at the Bedouin tents was one of the top things I was looking forward to and it did not disappoint! The Bedouin people were so kind and welcoming. Meeting the Israeli soldiers was another high point of my Birthright experience. Going into the trip, I was expecting the soldiers to be in uniform, serious, and there only to protect us. As we spent time with them, I learned that they were just like us. They were dressed in street clothes and acted just like any young person would. I was surprised that there wasn’t a culture barrier at all, which allowed a lot of us on the trip to form really strong friendships with the soldiers during our time together.
Being immersed in the culture was awesome! The falafel and pita were on point and American falafel and pita will never be the same. Ben Yehuda Street in Jerusalem had tons of shops, hookah bars, and restaurants with different foods from all over the world. The Mediterranean Sea and Dead Sea were also some of my favorite places to visit. At the end of it all, I made new lasting friendships that I never would have made without going on this trip. 10/10, would highly recommend.
Stephanie is a junior microbiology major from Pawtucket, R.I. She is also the Vice President of the URI ASL Club
By: Lauren Yanku
This past June, I spent ten days in Israel as part of my Birthright trip with Hillel. Originally, I was not even sure that I was ready to do my trip and waited until the last second to apply and secured probably one of the last seats on Bus 1345. However, I could not be happier that I made the choice to go with URI Hillel this summer.
It’s hard to pick a favorite part of this trip. I had never been out of the country before so the whole experience was brand new to me. I loved how jam packed the schedule was because we really got to see and experience the country and culture, from riding camels in the desert to shopping in Tel Aviv to swimming in the Dead Sea. Our tour guide knew everything about everything and was probably one of the main reasons our bus had so much fun.
One of the coolest experiences was when eight Israeli soldiers joined us and stayed with us until almost the end of the ten days. I was actually nervous to meet them and Israelis in general. However, everyone we encountered was so welcoming and so happy we had made the choice to come. Everyone had such pride in Israel and wanted to share this feeling with us.
I did not know anyone going into the trip. This didn’t matter because once everyone got to JFK Airport, we began to bond. Creating friendships with the forty other kids, eight Israeli soldiers, two staff, and tour guide was probably one of the best parts of the trip. By the end, one would have believed we had known each other for way longer than ten days. But after spending hours on the bus together, sleeping in the desert, and hiking up the Masada at 5am, you really know people! Looking back, I’m so happy I got to be on this bus.
Some people think you have to be “ultra-Jewish” to go on these trips. This is not the case. Jews of all backgrounds go on these trips. For me, I was a little nervous because I did feel somewhat out of touch with my heritage. Experiencing this trip, though, made me realize that while I may not celebrate every holiday or know every prayer, I’m still proud to be Jewish and incredibly grateful for this trip. Birthright was an amazing experience and I wouldn’t change anything about my time there.
Lauren is a junior, double majoring in health studies and political science. Originally, from Cranston, RI, she now lives in Charlotte, NC. She love animals and has two dogs. She also loves cooking and country music! Going to Israel this past summer was her first time out of the country, but she hopes to do more traveling during her time in college!
Written by Josephine Maida
It’s going to be an exciting semester here at the University of Rhode Island Hillel! There are so many interesting events going on that I am really excited for, but the one I am most excited for (right now at least) is our Shakshuka making event! I went to this event when we had it last year and since then, making, and more importantly, eating, shakshuka has became one of my favorite things to do!
When I began working at Hillel, a goal of mine was to become more immersed in Jewish culture, and I think one of the best ways to connect with any culture is through food, plus, food is amazing! Although I had never had it before, shakshuka, a dish consisting of a flavorful tomato sauce base with eggs cooked right on top always seemed interesting to me. It had tons of things I loved to eat and you got to dunk tons of bread in it, which sounded, and is, awesome! I couldn’t wait to learn how to make it! At the event, we learned how to make Shakshuka from an Israeli and while eating, we all got to know each other a little more, gaining insight into the lives and cultures of other community members and students. It really was one of my favorite nights at Hillel- plus I got to eat a delicious, easy and healthy homemade meal at school, which is always a plus!
Eager to get as involved as possible with my heritage and with the Jewish culture after so many wonderful experiences here on campus at Hillel, this past summer, I traveled with Hillel on my Birthright trip to Israel. Of course there were many things I was looking forward to doing in Israel, but eating was certainly at the top of the list. Once we got to Israel, I couldn’t wait to try the top dish on my foodie bucket list- shakshuka. Throughout our entire trip, I asked our knowledgeable tour guide the best place to go to get a taste of this traditional dish, and finally on one of our last days, he brought me to a small stand in the middle of the shuk ha Carmel in Tel Aviv. The saucy and decadent dish was worth the wait. I saw the chef preparing mine exactly to my liking- spicy and covered with fresh cheese before he served it to me alongside a fruity juice and a whole basket of soft bread. It was delicious and made me feel right at home in Israel, sharing a well-loved dish with well-loved friends!
I can’t wait to make shakshuka on Monday, January 30th at 7 PM at Hillel! I know that although it will not be my first time trying the dish, it will now bring back amazing memories and feelings that stretch across cultures and countries. I hope you join me there!
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