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VIRTUAL – Food, Farming, And Freedom: Olive Oil In Palestinian Culture And Resistance

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A conversation and cooking demo.

Every Hanukkah Jews light candles and reflect on how oil brings light to the world. This year we are reflecting on olive oil. Olives are an important crop and symbol for Palestinians. But olives are under attack by settlers and the Israeli military, who attack Palestinian agricultural workers, burn olive trees, and uproot Palestinians from their land to build settlements.

Join Hinenu (of Baltimore, MD) and Synagogues Rising (a consortium of lefty synagogues that includes Kehilla!) on November 30 when we host Palestinian author, social activist, policy analyst and journalist Laila El-Haddad for a conversation on the role of olive oil in Palestinian culture, cuisine, politics, and resistance. Laila will share some Palestinian olive oil-based recipes and do a cooking demo. And there will be a question and answer section, too.

About the speaker:
Laila El-Haddad is an award-winning Palestinian author, social activist, policy analyst and journalist. She is the author of “Gaza Mom: Palestine, Politics, Parenting, and Everything In Between” co-author of the “The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey” and co-editor the anthology “Gaza Unsilenced.”

This event is a fundraiser to support the planting of olive tree saplings in the West Bank.

Join us here.

Virtual event with CART captioning.


Tuesday, November 30, 2021
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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