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Travel through Jewish History and Food the Portland Way

Upcoming Sessions

1. Wednesday, May 8, 2019 3 Iyyar 5779

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

2. Wednesday, May 15, 2019 10 Iyyar 5779

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

3. Wednesday, May 22, 2019 17 Iyyar 5779

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Jewish educator David Feder to look at the travelogues of Benjamin of Tudela (900 years ago), Doña Gracia Mendes Nasi (500 years ago), and the Roden family (100 years ago) for a fascinating look into Jewish history that stretches from Spain and Germany to Persia and China. But this is not idle historical inquiry: we’ll turn primary sources into a lunch menu each day. Portland’s finest food carts will serve up the last piece of our study as we re-create our subject’s travels with our own forage through delicious downtown. If you think history can seem dry, you’ll love this look at our Jewish world travelers. Plus, you can always order the soup. Please RSVP below by May 1. For more information, contact David Feder at




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