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In Search of Israeli Cuisine

In Search of Israeli Cuisine – Film Screening & Tasting Menu

Co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine

Sunday, November 5th  4:00 PM to 7 PM

Location; Sam L. Cohen Community Hall at the JCA, 1342 Congress St, Portland

Doors Open: 3:00 PM


In Search of Israeli Cuisine is a portrait of the Israeli people told through food. Through scenes that are mostly cinema verité— the James Beard award winning chef Michael Solomonov  visits farms, markets, restaurants, kitchens, landscapes, and history. Profiling chefs, home cooks, farmers, vintners, and cheese makers drawn from the more than 100 cultures that make up Israel today – Jewish, Arab, Muslim, Christian, Druze – a rich, complex and human story emerges.  (Documentary, 94 min.)

Following the screening, enjoy a reception to sample Israeli Cuisine. Cash bar will be available.

‘With its assortment of mouthwatering ingredients and dishes, In Search of Israeli Cuisine is an unadulterated foodie delight.’  Hollywood Reporter

‘(Chef Michaell) Solomonov proves a smart, appealing and personally invested guide.’ LA Times


PLEASE NOTE: VISITORS TO THE JCA ARE ADVISED NOT TO PARK IN WESTGATE SHOPPING CENTER. The JCA does not have an arrangement for parking in the Westgate Shopping Center, and it is posted for towing non-customers. If you are not able to find parking in the lot, we suggest parking on one of the neighborhood streets.