Exhibit of Semi[te] Sweet: On Jews and Chocolate
Lawrence Family JCC
San Diego, CA.
October 29th, 2019 - January 31st, 2020
Through images of memorabilia and facsimiles of archival materials, Semi[te] Sweet highlights historical stories of refugee Jews who both worked in the chocolate business and contributed significantly to their respective Jewish communities. Jews, initially Sephardim and later Ashkenazim, were sustained by chocolate in their relocations. The exhibition is based on the best selling book On the Chocolate Trail: A Delicious Adventure Connecting Jews, Religions, History, Travel, Rituals and Recipes to the Magic of Cacao (Jewish Lights, Second Edition). It was created by the Bernard Museum of Temple Emanu-El, NYC.