Shakshuka Day – Yes, It’s a made up “holiday”

(Shakshuka_by_Calliopejen1 on Wikipedia)

On a trip to Israel together, my dear friend Laurie, fell in love with the Israeli dish, Shakshuka. So she invented Shakshuka Day. It falls on the last Shabbat of the secular calendar year and it involved eating shakshuka, pretty easy. This year Laurie is hosting her special day after services at her synagogue, Temple Sinai. Here’s what she had to say about it:

Winter is coming.  And you know what that means; Shakshuka Day!!  Join Temple Sinai congregants and guests for kiddush lunch following services and celebrate this delicious savory dish enjoyed throughout the Middle East. Sign-up to contribute a pan of Shakshuka or something else for lunch. Let the celebration begin!

NOTE: you may or may not be able to bring a dish to share, but I’d love to have you join me. This Shabbat is a yahrzeit for me and it always brightens hard time to be surrounded by friends. So come sit with me and share a smile.


Date:   Saturday, December 28
Time:   Services at 10:30am and lunch at 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Place:   Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St., Oakland