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Jews About Town: Carb Shabbat, Pickling and Pino, Passover in a Mosque and More

Jews About Town is a weekly column that features the hottest Jewish social events, parties, and networking opportunities for young professionals. To suggest a future event or write about one of these events, email us . Follow us on Twitter at @JewAboutTown.

It’s almost Passover! Wondering what to eat? Drink? Do? We’ve got you covered. • Bring this for the hostess with the mostess • Send this essay to the curmudgeons in your life. • Learn how to make a mean matzoh ball soup and matzoh brei (or potsoh brei, for the herbally inclined).

Your Week Ahead: April 4-9:


NYC — Pinot and pickling, anyone? Make your own fermented delights and meet other yopros over fancy pants food and cocktails at Manhattan JCC.

7:00-10:00 p.m. $18.


Chicago — Work for a Jewish organization? Check out the annual Spertus Institute Community Networking Night, where you’ll meet fellow leaders of Jewish Chicago over free food and learn from career expert Alexandra Levit.

5:30-8:00 p.m. Free.


NYC — Pesach in a mosque? You don’t wanna Passover this opportunity. Celebrate interfaith struggles for freedom and liberation over kosher / halal nosh.

6:30-9:00 p.m. $20.


Brooklyn — Is there anything more heavenly sounding than a Carb Shabbat? ​Bring bottle of wine or dessert​ to share!

7:30-10:00 p.m. Free.


NYC — Head uptown for a Passover story slam (and vino) at the Harlem JCC. Professional storytellers who will regale you with true tales about seders, liberation and freedom.

8:00-10:00 p.m. $18.


Pittsburgh — Make some time to give back before the Passover holiday begins at sundown — perhaps by boxing and delivering food to the needy?

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Free.

To suggest a future event or write about one of these events, email us! Follow us on Twitter at @JewAboutTown.

Laura E. Adkins is the Forward’s contributing network editor. Contact her at or on Twitter, @Laura_E_Adkins.




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