Mimouna Art Build #2

This spring, Mizrahi and Sephardi members at JFREJ are staging a celebratory intervention for our movements. Join us and our beloved movement partners as we celebrate our first-ever radical Mimouna in the diaspora! Join us as we make beautiful art for this event! Lunch will be provided.

Mimouna is a holiday with roots in Moroccan and other North African Jewish communities. It begins the night Passover ends, marking the return of chametz (leavened products) back into our homes. Since most Jews in North African countries lived among Muslim people, they would often sell their chametz to their Muslim neighbors before Passover began, and Mimouna marked the resale of that flour, the return of non-Jewish neighbors back into our homes, and a night filled with singing Arabic songs, dancing with plates, quickly making moflettas (pancakes), gathering the family together, and eating sweet and doughy treats with everyone on the block.

Mimouna is one of the most beautifully ordinary rituals of Jewish and Muslim solidarity in Moroccan and North African Jewish history. That’s why we are so excited to bring this celebration to our multi-racial, cross-class, inter-faith communities in our rooted home in New York City, as we narrate the bold vision we have for a shared future of Jewish people alongside our beloved neighbors in the diaspora. Join us in celebrating 5 years of revolutionary organizing among Mizrahi and Sephardi Jews at JFREJ, alongside our neighbors, and in finding joy and nourishment for the long fight ahead!

Sun, April 14, 2019

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

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Brooklyn, NY

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