Jewish in Queens: Foods That Feel Like Home

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Free Synagogue of Flushing

41-60 Kissena Blvd

Queens, NY 11355

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Food has always been central to the Jewish experience.

Whether it’s challah on Shabbat, Israeli hummus, or lox and bagels at the local deli, food is a key way Jews over the centuries have forged their relationships and strengthened their communities in difficult times. Food is the way we commemorate our most joyous celebrations, and also our deepest communal traumas.

In Jewish in Queens: Foods that Feel Like Home,” playwright and storyteller Lisa Huberman brings together a diverse group of voices for an immersive, interactive, and delicious evening to share and reflect on the foods that have shaped them as Jews in Queens. Come to laugh, listen, and sample an array of dishes that challenge and enrich our image of what “Jewish food” can look like.

Storytellers include:

Lisa Huberman (Playwright and Storyteller, Mission to (dit)Mars

Michael Croland (Author, Oy Oy Oy Gevalt: Jews in Punk)

Laura Antinou (Author, The Marketplace series)

Souksavat Soukhaseum (Director of Community Affairs, Free Synagogue of Flushing)


Lisa Huberman (creator) is a playwright, storyteller and educator based in Astoria, Queens. Her work has been presented at venues throughout New York City including Dixon Place, La MaMa Experiemental Theatre Club, Access Theater, Elephant Run District, New Light Theatre Project, The One-Minute Play Festival, The Brick Theatre, so-fi festival, and Project Y. She is an artist-in-residence with the Queens-based theatre group Mission to (dit)Mars and was named semi-finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. She has served on the board of The Wandering Jews of Astoria and created Jewish ritual spaces for Malkhut and FED.

Ilana Becker is a producer and director specializing in new play and musical development, investigative and verbatim work, community-driven projects, and arts education. She is a member of The WP Theater Producers Lab, The Civilians’ R&D Group, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, DirectorsLabChicago, Fresh Ground Pepper’s PlayGroup, a Playwrights Horizons Robert Moss Directing Fellow, and an Emerging Leader of NY Arts Fellow. Ilana returns to New York after a year as Associate Artistic Director and Interim Artistic Director of Company of Fools/Sun Valley Center for the Arts. She is the creator and director of Argument Sessions, a series of immersive theatrical events weaving SCOTUS transcripts with collaboratively developed original material. www.ilanabecker.com

This event is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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Free Synagogue of Flushing

41-60 Kissena Blvd

Queens, NY 11355

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