This is Jerusalem!
A weeklong celebration of Jerusalem’s diversity
1-10 June 2016
“This is Jerusalem!” is proud to present the second annual Jerusalem Day program featuring artistic and social activities celebrating the diversity of the city through exhibitions, tours, processions, joint prayers and communal events.
The “This is Jerusalem!” consortium was launched following the events of summer 2015, by a variety of cultural, educational, and social action organizations that felt a shared responsibility for shaping the multi-faceted and tolerant character of Jerusalem, which serves as a central axis of Jerusalem Day celebrations. “This is Jerusalem!” takes responsibility for Jerusalem Day and believes in the power and strength of the community and pluralistic civil society to innovate, excite, and be a major player in shaping the character of the city.
The true richness of Jerusalem lies in its multidimensionality and the challenging intercultural encounter in terms of beliefs, problems, prayers, conflicts, and way of life in which all residents of the city and the country are involved. “This is Jerusalem!” believes this diversity is a gift, not as an obstacle. No matter what type of Jerusalemite you are – Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Arab, Israeli, left- or right-wing, secular, observant, Zionist, ultra-orthodox, liberal or conservative, if you believe in the equal right of each and every one of the sons and daughters of Jerusalem to live, believe, and love the city in his or her own way, you are one of us.
This past year has been challenging for the city of Jerusalem. Acts of hatred, racism, and violence have increased and intensified in parallel to our commitment to show the diverse and tolerant face of the city. Last year over 10,000 people participated in This is Jerusalem!” events. This year, a new wave of organizations and communities have joined the initiative and we are expecting close to 10,000 participants in celebrating the joy of creating bridges, connections, communication, and trust among the various groups that share Jerusalem. this year. “This is Jerusalem!” will reveal the beauty and wealth inherent in the variety and diversity of Jerusalem and the days leading up to its annual holiday.
Saudi Aimforobiztzih Cafe Hdrta!
Lane improvisation “Aimfroslim – JLMprov” Displaying evening improv games birthday of the city’s one and only.
Starring talents Jerusalem and suggestions, your ideas and you yourself!
The event will be held at the cafe Hdrta, on Sunday, -5.6.16 at 19:30.
Please join Ladies for Spa for the Soul 2016: A Rosh Chodesh Sivan Women’s Gathering hosted by Chabad of Baka Women’s Circle and Mizmor Le’David on Monday, June 6th from 7:30-10pm at Nachum Shadmi 2 in Arnona
Essentially Me will provide Mini Manicures with Danielle and Eyebrow Shaping with Batyah along with a range of spa treatments and consultations from other talented women including: Matchmaking & Relationship Coaching, Thai Massage, Chinese Medicine, Body-Mind Therapy, Shiatsu and more! Plus an an inspiring shiur presented by Rebbetzin Nechama Dina Hendel of Chabad of Baka – Beit Levi on “Ruth: Feminine Empowerment,” “Yoga Torah” with Diane Bloomfield, and Dairy Desserts in honor of Shavuout.
There is a suggested donation of ₪30 for this event and all proceeds of the evening will benefit the Friendship Circle of South Jerusalem and Mizmor LeDavid’s Elderly Fund. To RSVP please email firstname.lastname@example.org and to view the event page on facebook click on the link below:https://www.facebook.com/events/244056269304344/
We hope to see you there!
Shavuos Women¹s Learning in the Rova
12:15 AM Rav Gavriel Sassoon
2:15 AM Rbtzn. Tziporah Heller
At the Matnas (Comm. Center)
Rehov Misgav Ladach
INGREDIENT grilled Tofu
1 block extra firm tofu, well pressed
1/2 cup hoisin sauce* see home-made after recipe
1 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp lime juice
1/2 tsp garlic powder
First, prepare your tofu. Like most vegan tofu recipes, this one will taste best if you press the tofu first. Not sure how to do that? See this easy step-by-step guide:
Next, carefully slice your tofu into 1-inch thick cubes or strips. If you’re using skewers, cubes are best, but if you’ll be placing your tofu directly on your grill, larger strips are better.
Whisk together all the ingredients, except tofu, and place in a shallow dish.
Place the tofu in the dish and spoon some of the marinate on top of the tofu. Allow the tofu to marinade for at least one hour, turning once or spooning more marinade over the top. You can also use a zip-lock bag instead of a dish.
Lightly grease your gill and cook tofu over medium flame for 6-7 minutes on each side, basting with extra hoisin sauce marinade.
Lee’s Hoisin Sauce Recipe from It’s All Good by Gwyneth Paltrwo
(Can be shared with kids 6+ mos)*
Makes about 1 cup
1 tablespoon neutral oil (like canola, grapeseed, or safflower oil)
1 large garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
1/2 cup red miso paste
1/2 cup maple syrup-I use cooked preserves
2 tablespoons brown rice vinegar (I used standard rice vinegar)
1. Heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and five-spice powder and cook for about 30 seconds, until fragrant.
2. Whisk in the remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, and cook, whisking or stirring constantly, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Let the sauce cool before using. It keeps well in the refrigerator for a few days.
*Note: Small amounts of this flavorful condiment can safely be shared with eaters as young as 6-months-old. Just keep in mind that miso is quite salty and also that baby’s taste buds are more sensitive than ours. A little of this hoisin will go a long way with little eaters. Consider mixing it into brown rice with flaked fish, pureeing with fresh sautéed snap peas or green beans, or adding to any other simple vegetable or grain puree.