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Saturday, March 19 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Scotch, Schnapps, Shul and a Vort

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A schmooze accompanied by a booze tasting of (mostly) Scotch and Slivovitz

 It is traditional to make a Kiddush (sanctification) on Shabbat morning. Unlike Friday night, the Kiddush can be made on any liquid other than water, including wine, liquor, beer, and even milk. In recent years, Kiddush clubs have sprouted in Orthodox synagogues in which a small group of aficionado rebels hop, skip and sneak out of services during the rabbi’s sermon for a private Kiddush get-together over liquor and herring. We will have our own LimmudFest Kiddush Club and sample some of those liquors and learn particularly about Single Malt Scotch Whiskey and terms like  “mash,” nosing,” and “peaty” Scotches. And to give it some sense of holiness (after all it is Shabbat) we will talk a lttle about some of the non-Jews who are “sanctified” in the Torah, especially Bilaam and Jethro.

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Michael Weil

The executive director of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, Michael Weil has led the Jewish community’s strategic planning process and spearheaded its program to recruit and engage young Jews. Before coming to New Orleans, he was a research fellow at the Jewish People... Read More →

Saturday March 19, 2016 1:00pm - 2:15pm CDT
Gates of Prayer -- Adult Lounge 4000 West Esplanade Avenue South, Metairie, LA 70002