Jewish Life and Learning: Events
End of Passover: Maimouna Celebration
Date: April 20, 2017Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join us for an afternoon filled with music and sweets!
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Maimouna is a Moroccan-Jewish post-Passover festival that takes place immediately after the close of the Passover holiday at sundown. Maimouna is a celebration of community, friendship, and hospitality and also commemorates the miracle that G-d granted the Jews at the "Red Sea" ("Yam Suf" in Hebrew) when they were fleeing the Egyptian army. Moroccan-Jewish families invite relatives and friends and other guests over to each other's houses and there is a sweet table covered in a white tablecloth that is set up in each house that serves as the centerpiece for the Maimouna festival.
This event is organized in partnership with JIMENA
JIMENA aims to achieve universal recognition for the heritage and history of the 850,000 indigenous Jewish refugees from the Middle East and North Africa. Our programs aim to ensure that the accurate history of Mizrahi and Sephardic Jews is incorporated into mainstream Jewish and Middle Eastern narratives in order to create balance in attitudes, narratives, and discourse about Middle Eastern refugees and the modern Jewish experience.
The APJCC is proud to be a part of the Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood, co-funded by the Koret Foundation and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, and supported further by the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley and other generous supporters.