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Friday Night Lights #1: Big Bang Bereisheet

JArts_BigBangBeresheitJoin us for a delightful dinner and delicious conversation in the first of three family-style Shabbat meals planned for the Fall.

Just in time for Rosh Hashanah – the birthday of the world according to Jewish thought – we’ll have a fascinating conversation about science and faith with MIT’s Dr. Jeff Hoffman and Rabbi Leslie Gordon. Dr. Hoffman became NASA’s first male Jewish astronaut, who in five missions logged more than 1,211 hours in space, and was the first person to read Bereisheet (Genesis) in space. Rabbi Gordon is an accomplished educator whose work has focused on all phases of family life at InterfaithFamily/Boston, the Jewish Discovery Institute, Mayyim Hayyim, and several area synagogues.

This new year inspired  dairy/fish meal is prepared in a kosher synagogue kitchen, using all kosher ingredients, but without authorized supervision.

Tickets are $53 for adults and $25 for children up to age 12.

Click here to save $20 on all three Shabbat dinners with our Friday Night Lights series ticket. 


Salmon in tomato-pepper sauce

Sweet roasted carrots with silan and herbs

Couscous salad with dried fruit, nuts and pomegranates

Kale salad with apples and cranberries

Individual sweet kugel



Apple pies & star-shaped sugar cookies

Event information

September 30th, 2016
6:30 pm


25 – 53

Israeli American Council, Newton Centre

1320 Centre St., Suite 301
Newton Centre, MA 02459 United States

Parking Information

Free parking is available in the lot at 1320 Centre St. after 5:00 pm.