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    Jewish Holiday Lunch Celebrations: Passover

    Festive Lunch

    When: Tuesday, 4/4/2017 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

    Where: Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall (Bldg F)

    Enjoy a festive lunch with traditional holiday foods, entertainment by famous Israeli musician Yair Dalal and songs by our precious OFJCC preschool children. Open to the community; family members welcome.

    Yair Dalal is an Israeli musician of Iraqi-Jewish decent. His main instruments are the oud and violin. He composes his own music, drawing on Iraqi folk music and Jewish traditions, Indian music, European classical music, jazz and blues. Over the last decade he has released 12 albums. Yair Dalal has performed in concerts and festivals worldwide.

    Yair was born in Israel to Iraqi parents, who emigrated to Israel in the 1950s. He studied violin at Givatayim Conservatory near Tel Aviv. In his early twenties he started playing the oud. In his thirties he lived on Kibbutz Samar, located on the southern tip of the Arava Desert, where he started playing music with the Bedouin tribe Azazme. This experience playing with the Bedouin tribes inspired him to write music that bridges the gap between Israelis and Arabs. He has become a peace activist, working to enhance the understanding between Arabs and Jews. 

    Passover is an important, biblically-derived Jewish festival. The Jewish people celebrate Passover to remember their liberation by God from slavery in Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. It commemorates the story of the Exodus as described in the Hebrew Bible in the Book of Exodus, in which the Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt. According to standard biblical chronology, this event would have taken place around 1300 BCE.

    Passover is a spring festival. During the existence of the Jerusalem Temple, it was connected to the offering of the "first fruits of the barley" as barley was the first grain to ripen and be harvested in Israel.

    Funded in part by the Maimonides Fund of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund.

    The OFJCC provides door-to-door rides for mobility-impaired seniors to all Community Tuesday lectures and concerts. The price is $10 for a round trip. All reservations must be made by Thursday morning the week before the event. To make a reservation, contact Betty Saad at [email protected] or (650) 223-8741. Funded by the Senior Mobility Initiative at the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund.

    Open to the Community
    Tuesday, April 4
    11:30 AM–1:30 PM | RSVP by March 29
    People without an RSVP allowed in if space permits
    Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
    $20 or two punches of the Community Tuesdays Punch Card
    Contact: Michelle Rosengaus | (650) 223-8616 | [email protected]




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