Join Mitsui Collective at the Great Big Jewish Food Fest this Shabbat for a one-of-a-kind hosted conversation:

Mochi Latkes for Hanukkah and a Moongate Chuppah at Your Wedding: a Conversation at the Intersection of Jewish, Asian, and American Identities

Saturday, May 23
4:00pm – 5:00pm EST

In honor of both Asian-American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) and Jewish heritage month, join host Yoshi Silverstein of Mitsui Collective in conversation with Nourish Co founder Kristin Eriko Posner, Instagram food blogger Alana Chandler (, and Rabbi Mira Rivera, Jewish Emergent Network Rabbinic Fellow and Chaplain at Romemu and the first Filipina-American Rabbi to be ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary.

In this interactive conversation we’ll unpack what food, ethnicity, and Jewish tradition mean to us in the context of modern global & multicultural Jewish peoplehood, diaspora, and relationship to place and explore how we bring our multicultural heritage into our Jewish expression and rethink the nature and meaning of Jewish food and cuisine.

We’ll ask listeners to bring open hearts and minds, and to hold stories of their own for how food and culture have blended together in meaningful and perhaps exciting or unexpected ways.

Note: This session is open to people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds.


This event will be hosted on Zoom Webinar with simulcast to Facebook Live (via Mitsui Collective). Be sure to register for access to the webinar where we’ll be hosting Q&A in real-time and you can chat with participants!

Plus! Self-Care, Sustainability, and Shabbat

We’re delighted to co-host this event with Hazon: The Jewish Lab for Sustainability. Join Yoshi Silverstein from Mitsui Collective with Hannah Fine, Community Organizer for Climate Justice at Hazon Detroit, to co-create and share in a Shabbat experience bringing in Shabbat and closing with ritual.

Learn a permaculture inspired stack-your-life ethos to help plan for a healthy, productive, and nourishing week ahead before settling into a well-deserved Shabbat rest through ritual and community connection.

Have your Shabbat ritual items at the ready! (candles, wine/juice, challah etc.) Don’t be afraid to get crafty if such items are difficult to access in this moment.


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