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Title: Sounds, Sights and Taste of Jewish India, 2-3-07
Post by: jewsofindia on January 29, 2007, 11:23:50 AM
Florida International University
Center for the Study of Spirituality
http://cas.fiu.edu/SpiritualityCenter

PRESS RELEASE
For more information:
Temple Emanu-El: 305-538-2503

SOUNDS, SIGHTS AND TASTES OF JEWISH INDIA AT TESOBE, 2-3-07

The sounds, the sights and the tastes of South India will come to South
Beach – with a Jewish twist. A program that mixes Indian Jewish music with a
photography exhibit of South Indian Jewry and is spiced with Indian
refreshments, will take place February 3 at 8 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 1701
Washington Ave., Miami Beach.A unique program of Indian Jewish music and a
photography exhibit of South Indian Jewry will be featured, along with the
additional spice of kosher Indian refreshments, will take place February 2 at 8
p.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 1701 Washington Ave., Miami Beach.

Cantor George Mordecai, accompanied by musicians,  will perform Indian
Jewish songs and photographer-author Ellen S. Goldberg will speak about her
year spent living among the Jews of Cochin, India. The program is part of the
Jewish Spirituality Lecture Series by Temple Emanu-El and the innovative Center
for the Study of Spirituality at Florida International University.

Mordecai is the musical director at Temple Emanu-El. He was raised in
Sydney, Australia, with the haunting melodies of Jewish Calcutta and Rangoon,
his family’s home for generations. He studied at the University of New South
Wales in Australia and Jewish Theological Seminary in New York and performs
Ashkenazic, Sephardic and Middle Eastern liturgical music at concert halls and
synagogues around the world.

Goldberg is a photographer and author who lived for a year in the ancient
Jewish community at of Cochin, South India, photographing and conducting
research for her 1993 co-authored and critically-acclaimed book, The Last Jews
of Cochin: Jewish Identity in Hindu India. Her photographs of the near-extinct,
2,000-year old community remain on display in Temple Emanu-El’s gallery. She
also will sign copies of her 2005 book, Kashrut, Caste and Kabbalah.

The event is $15 at the door or $10 in advance. To make a reservation or
for more information, call Temple Emanu-El at 305-538-2503.