In the season finale of the Kitchen Radio podcast, icon of the Middle Eastern and Jewish food worlds, Claudia Roden, makes an Egyptian-Jewish version of Konafa which is one of the region’s most beloved desserts and her childhood favorite. Roden recounts a story of her family’s passage from Aleppo to Cairo from her book, “The Book of Jewish Food: An Odyssey from Samarkand and Vilna to the Present Day,” a new edition of which has just been published. Learn more from Roden, author and cultural anthropologist, in the season one finale of Kitchen Radio, now streaming

Reboot Rabbinical Educator Kendell Pinkney sits down with his friend and colleague, Tony-winning actor Ari’el Stachel to discuss the “intersections of race, mental health, and survival” from the stage of Stachel’s new show at Berkeley Rep, Out of Character. The program will be held immediately following the 7:00 p.m. performance on July 12 of Out of Character at Berkeley Rep. Available for streaming after. Hosted by Reboot in partnership with Berkeley Rep and The Workshop with support from the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund. Buy tickets to the show here.


Reboot Ideas Presents: The Art of Visual Activism

Photographer Gillian Laub, whose exhibition Family Matters is currently on view at The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, joined curator Maya Benton at the museum on March 12 to explore two decades of Laub’s work and what it means to be an artist in this moment of increasingly polarizing politics. This conversation is the first in a 2023 Reboot Ideas series of three events in the San Francisco Bay Area, supported by the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund. The series, “Art as Counterpoint to Antisemitism” foregrounds the role of arts and culture as acts of resistance to a rising tide of antisemitism. Watch the event here.

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