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Shabbat to Shabbat: Around the World Gala

04/26/2017 04:43:40 PM


Rabbi Bradley G. Levenberg

I make a mean beignet.

I may not be able to swing a baseball bat or shoot a 3-pointer or run to the endzone but when it comes to making beignets I’ve got game.

It is a craft that I’ve been carefully curating for two decades and a skill that has been shared with precious few. It is how I became the most popular person in my hall at my undergraduate institution and it is how I wooed Rebecca. A few years ago I had the opportunity to make a pilgrimage to Café Du Monde in New Orleans, perhaps the most sacred ground for those of us who know and love the delicacies. (For those wondering, yes, it IS worth the two hour wait in line.) So I know beignets and, though I am humble in many areas of life, I know that I make a mean beignet.

You will be presented with a chance to call my bluff this weekend. Among the myriad of wonderful items up for auction, both live and silent, at our congregation’s signature event, our Around the World Gala fundraiser, is an opportunity for the Temple Sinai clergy team to come to your home and cook a full, four-course dinner for you and your friends. You’ll be able to test the culinary skills of your rabbis and cantor and, I must say, find yourself pleasantly surprised at the meal we whip up and serve. But the best part is that by bidding on and winning this item you are not only setting yourself up for a fantastic evening but you are supporting your synagogue as well.

It’s not too late to purchase a ticket (or two) for what is going to be a fun evening. And I would encourage you to plan to be at Sinai this Saturday night (details are below) because while you will have other opportunities for the plans you have in place, be it going to a movie with friends or going out to dinner or just staying home, this is your only chance to bid on and walk away with a clergy-prepared meal in your home.

And I make a mean beignet.

Around the World Gala

Saturday, April 28, 7:00 pm

Buy Tickets and More Information Here

Tue, August 4 2020 14 Av 5780