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Shabbat Passport: El Salvador

Travel with us to Central America! NuRoots is teaming up with Jewtina y Co. to bring you a virtual Shabbat dinner celebrating Latin American Jewish community.
Location: Zoom
Date/Time: Friday 10/23 | 5:00 pm

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Travel with us to Central America! On October 23, NuRoots is teaming up with Jewtina y Co.—a grassroots, anti-racist organization exploring the Jewish-Latinx community and experience—to bring you a virtual Shabbat dinner celebrating Latin American Jewish community and highlighting El Salvador.

We’ll be joined by Jewtina’s Community Coordinator Kimmy Dueñas, who will share anecdotes from the small Salvadoran Jewish community (totaling no more than three hundred Jews today), and stories of her own family’s roots and immigration journey.

Our Shabbat will include a full traditional vegetarian Salvadoran meal from an L.A. restaurant and fresh challah, and we’ll send you off with a special challah recipe from the Dueñas family bakery for you to make the following week.Gather with us for a vibrant night of storytelling, music, rituals, and more!

Friday, October 23, 5:00 pm
$20 through October 15
$30 from October 16-18


To participate

Grab your seat by Sunday, October 18. Each ticket includes a generous individual meal, and we encourage you to purchase another if you plan to join with a roommate, partner, family member, or friend. Tickets are $20 each through October 16, and $30 thereafter, while supplies last. We will not be able to accommodate additional orders after 10/18.

Pick up your order on Friday, October 23in Culver City (11:30pm-1:00pm) or Sherman Oaks (12:30-1:30pm). Please contact us A.S.A.P. if you’d like to participate but cannot pick up within these windows. Exact locations will sent upon RSVP.

Join us on Zoom at 5:00 pm! We’ll hear stories from Jewish El Salvador, participate in Shabbat rituals together, and connect with other L.A. community members. Zoom will stay open for those who would like to stay at the virtual Shabbat table and have their meal together.

Menu (From Gloria’s in Culver City)

Challah from Lodge Bread Co.
Salvadoran Horchata (GF)
Pupusa: corn tortilla pancake filled with cheese and herbs (GF)
Yuca Frita: fried yucca root (GF)
Platanos Fritos: sweet, fried plantain slices (GF)
Rice & Beans (vegan and GF)
Mixed green salad – romaine lettuce, spinach, cilantro, Pico de Gallo, housemade creamy Italian dressing (GF)
We are also including a set of shabbat candles, matches, and a mini ritual guide. This event is BYOW (Bring your own wine or grape juice!)(GF)

Please note that food is vegetarian, but not certified kosher.
NuRoots, from L.A.’s Jewish Federation, helps Jewish Angelenos in their twenties and thirties find and build community across L.A.
Jewtina y Cois an anti-racist, anti-oppressive Jewish organization on a mission to celebrate, explore, and raise awareness of the Jewish-Latinx community and experience. Through their programs, Jewish learning resources, and VOCES storytelling project, community members are able to examine and celebrate their multiethnic, multiracial, and multicultural Jewish-Latinx identity, while also connecting to social issues affecting the Jewish and Latinx communities. For more information visit them at and on Instagram @jewtinayco.


Friday 10/23/20
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm



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