The Jewish Table

Sunday, June 16 at 2:00 pm

$25 per person

RSVP required by June 6, 2019

Unfortunately, due to the food preparation,

no walk-ins will be accepted for this event


Phyllis Richman, longtime food critic of The Washington Post and Todd Kliman, former food critic of The Washingtonian, both grew up in Greenbelt and Mishkan Torah.

Come hear them discuss their journeys from Mishkan Torah babies to nationally acclaimed food critics.

Was there something about Mishkan Torah that helped shape their careers? How did Jewish food and Jewish food rituals play a part in their evolution? How did their Jewish backgrounds influence their food criticism? And what role does the Jewish table play today in the cultural psyche?

After the conversation, attendees will be invited to talk with Phyllis and Todd while noshing on a diverse sampling of Jewish foods savored by both our fathers and mothers. In addition, in honor of Father's Day, all adult attendees are welcome to join in a toast of schnapps in honor of all our dads!

Admission will include a commemorative booklet with bios of Phyllis and Todd and some of their favorite Jewish recipes. The booklet will also include listings of attendees who choose to make a contribution in honor of Phyllis and Todd and/or in honor or memory of a father.

You can sign up by filling out this online reservation form, submitting this flyer to Mishkan Torah (10 Ridge Road, Greenbelt, MD, 20770), or by calling the synagogue main number (301-474-4223).

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