Weitzman Book Club: Boston Chocolate Party with Rabbi Debbie Prinz

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2023

Tuesday, December 12
1:45 PM Zoom Doors | 2:00 PM Program Start

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Embrace the spirit of Hanukkah 2023 and the 250th anniversary of The Boston Tea Party with bestselling author Rabbi Deborah Prinz. Join us for a captivating presentation, based on her books The Boston Chocolate Party and On the Chocolate Trail, that explores the connections between Jews in the chocolate trade, the American struggle for independence, and how Hanukkah represents freedom. Discover the sweet and revolutionary history that ties these narratives together in a unique celebration of this holiday season. This event promises to be a delightful and enlightening experience for history enthusiasts and chocolate aficionados alike.

Don’t miss this chance to uncover hidden historical connections and gain a deeper appreciation for the shared heritage that shapes our traditions.

About the Book
Explore the surprising Jewish and other religious connections to chocolate in this gastronomic and historical adventure through cultures, countries, centuries and convictions. Rabbi Deborah Prinz draws from her world travels on the trail of chocolate to enchant chocolate lovers of all backgrounds as she unravels religious connections in the early chocolate trade and shows how Jewish and other religious values infuse chocolate today.

With mouth-watering recipes, a glossary of chocolaty terms, tips for buying luscious, ethically produced chocolate, a list of sweet chocolate museums around the world and more.

Purchase your copy of the book now at ShopTheWeitzman.org

About the Author
Rabbi Deborah Prinz has held a number of leadership positions in the national and regional Reform movement, having recently served the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) as Director of Program and Member Services and the Director of the Joint Commission on Rabbinic Mentoring. She has mentored rabbinical students through the Mayerson program at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) and was also a Senior Fellow at HUC-JIR’s Center for the Study of Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems (2015-2016). She has consulted for HUC-JIR, the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), and other organizations. Elected by her colleagues, Rabbi Prinz held each office of the Board of the Pacific Association of Reform Rabbis and assumed its presidency in 2005. She was honored to conduct the worship services at regional and national biennials of the URJ. Along with Rabbi Karen Fox, she served as a founding Co-Coordinator of WRN.

The Rabbi Emerita of Temple Adat Shalom, San Diego County, California, she held the position of Senior Rabbi for almost twenty years. Prior to that she was, for seven years, the Rabbi of a synagogue in Bergen County, New Jersey, and also the Assistant Rabbi of Central Synagogue in Manhattan. She has delivered many talks to community organizations.

Presented by the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History in Partnership with the Jewish Book Council.

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