20’s & 30’s Sukkot Potluck Summary

Last Monday in honor of Sukkot our 20s&30s group and Eco Chavura hosted its Second Annual Sukkot Potluck.  This is a small and intimate event that fosters great discussion around issues surrounding our environment and food justice.

One of the key components of this Potluck is that everything brought needed to be vegetarian, and participants were also challenged to use at least one locally sourced ingredient in their dish.  From butternut squash and quinoa casserole to snickerdoodle cookies and pumpkin donuts, our talented cooks and bakers did not disappoint. We celebrated Sukkot with a delicious meal!

This year we were lucky enough to have guest speakers, Phil Birnbaum and Emily Carroll. Phil, a Temple Sholom congregant, was able to get locally brewed beer from The Moody Tongue Brewing Company donated for the event. Moody Tongue is a local Chicago brewing company located in Pilsen, provided two flavors, Nectarine and Green Coriander, for us to sample. He was also able to speak to the importance of clean water to the brewing process.

Emily Carroll is the Midwest Region Director for the organization Food & Water Watch. Not only did she echo Phil’s comments on the importance of safe water, but she also was able to speak to issues such as fracking and factory farming and the threat they pose to our environment. We are so grateful to both Phil and Emily for sharing their knowledge with us and joining us for a meal!

Please join the 20s&30s group for our next Potluck – a potluck brunch – on Saturday, November 1st at 11:00am. Eco Chavura’s next event will be a screening of the movie Trashed on November 9th at 2pm.

For more information on our 20s&30s Program please email Carrie Rosen at carrie@sholomchicago.org. For more information on Eco Chavura please email Karen Lewis at KarenBobLewis@gmail.com.