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02/15/2013

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RELIGION BRIEFS (From left) Among those who attended From Madrid to Marrakesh were Alena Barwick, Norty Bick and Temple Emanu-El Adult Education Co-Chairwoman Beth Ann Saltzman. Contributed photo TEMPLE EMANU-EL GOES FROM MADRID TO MARRAKESH Temple Emanu-El���s director of religious education, Sabrina Silverberg, took nearly 100 attendees on a journey through Spanish and North African Jewish culture during a Feb. 10 multimedia educational program titled, From Madrid to Marrakesh. tions and taboos held by Sephardic Jews,��� the release notes. In addition to listening to Silverberg���s presentation, participants enjoyed a Mediterranean-style lunch and dessert, Sephardic music and even henna tattoos ��� a Sephardic form Sponsored by Temple Emanu-El���s Adult Ed- of body art. ucation Committee, From Madrid to Mar���When I was asked to give a presentation on rakesh ���provided a unique opportunity to Sephardic Jews, I was intrigued,��� Silverberg learn about the little-known beliefs, practicsays in the release. ���I saw it as an opportunity es and customs of Spanish and North African to get in touch with my Sephardic roots and (also called Sephardic) Jews,��� a Temple news speak about a subject that is dear to my heart. release says. A proud Sephardic Jew herself, I was thrilled to learn more about Sephardic Silverberg shared stories of her family���s JewJewry and excited to share this richness and ish life in Egypt, and she taught the attendees diversity,��� she adds. about outstanding Sephardic Jews, Sephardic Jewish history ���and the fascinating supersti- For more information, call 378-5567.

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