Rahel Musleah


rahel musleah logoArtist in Residence: Rahel Musleah

Jewish Calcutta Through Music and Memory

Friday, March 28 – Saturday, March 29

Special Shabbat Dinner: A Traditional Indian Meal

Friday, March 28 at 6:30 PM

This unique Shabbat meal, catered by Jaipur Royal Indian Cuisine, will feature Tandoori chicken marinated in spices and yogurt, spinach with vegetables, chickpeas sautéed with flavorful spices, vegetable samosas stuffed with potatoes, peas, spices and herbs and plenty of fresh salad, basmati rice and Naan bread.

Cost of Dinner: $15 per person, $18 late or walk-ins

RSVP here by Monday, March 24.

Erev Shabbat Service: Baghdadi-Indian Style

Friday, March 28 at 8:00 PM

Join our Artist in Residence for a fascinating personal journey of life in Jewish India. This is the story of Calcutta’s Jews with humor, poignancy and song. Rahel Musleah will join our clergy in leading the Friday night service with traditional Jewish-Indian chants, prayer and songs.

No RSVP necessary

Shabbat Morning Service Experience with Lunch

Saturday, March 29 at 10:30 AM

A Bahgdadi Shabbat Morning Service Followed by a Shabbat Lunch and Discussion with our Artist in Residence

Rahel Musleah will join Cantor Shochet and Rabbi Bernstein for a special Shabbat morning service featuring the Baghdadi-Indian style of Jewish worship. The service will include an intriguing medley of ancient texts, distinctive Torah rituals, customs and liturgy. Read from Rahel’s Sephardic Torah scroll and learn the ancient chant for Torah and haftarah in the Baghdadi-Indian nusah and tropes.

Cost of lunch: $10, $15 late or walk-ins; service is free

RSVP here by Thursday, March 27.