On the Chocolate Trail

On Jews and Chocolate: Semi[te] Sweet {An Exhibition}

Semi[te] Sweet Exhibit Details (click here to download).

Sample text panels AND sample photographs (click here).

This popular exhibition, created by the Bernard Museum of Temple Emanu-El, NYC, may now be displayed in your gallery space. Through images of memorabilia and facsimiles of archival materials, the exhibit 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 it 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) by Rabbi Deborah Prinz.

The exhibition may run concurrently in multiple locations. Currently booked for the Mayerson JCC of Cincinnati and for the Lawrence Family JCC of San Diego.

For further information about bringing “Semi[te] Sweet: On Jews and Chocolate” to your community, fill out the contact form.

The exhibition in the media:

New York Times  

The Forward  

Reform Judaism  

Heritage Radio, “Food Without Borders,” Refugees, Jews & Chocolate with Debbie Prinz and Warren Klein

Comments from visitors:

A great exhibit with interesting details.

Congratulations on an enlightening and thoughtful exhibit on the history of chocolate, a new, previously unknown or little known contribution…

Excellent exhibit…well documented.

On the Chocolate Trail

On the Chocolate Trail