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Mimouna in a Box

Everything you would need to create a Mimouna program on your campus or school

Mimouna in a Box
Mimouna in a Box

Time & Location

Apr 14, 2024, 7:00 PM EDT – May 05, 2024, 11:00 PM EDT

Physical box delivered, links to content

About the event

Everything you need to create a Mimouna program on your campus in one kit delivered to your door.

1.  Background material

2.  Link to a video on the food of Mimouna and a cooking demonstration video

3.  10 traditional outfits for men and women

4.  Bells with which to dance

5.  Two large backdrops for atmosphere and photos

6.  Suggested musical playlist

7.  Explanation of connection between Mimouna and the Hassidic Messiah meal

8.  Recipe for moufleta

9.  Photos for promotion

10.  Link to Moroccan dance explanatory video

Mimouna has been celebrated across North Africa for generations. The evening that Passover ends, the Mimouna celebration begins and continues into the following day with festivities in the park. In North Africa it was a time to reconnect with one’s Muslim neighbors after keeping quite distant throughout the days of Passover. Doors were opened, sweets were abundant, and foods were exchanged. It is a holiday of mutual respect, solidarity and harmony. It is also the foundation for the Hassidic Messiah Feast held that same evening.

Throughout the Passover holidays Jews across the Muslim world secluded themselves from their neighbors. There was a fear that wheat or breadcrumbs may accidentally enter one of their items, to the point that they would not even share a glass of water with their Muslim neighbors. Therefore, part of the post-Passover celebration was inviting Muslims back into the Jewish homes. Muslim neighbors would return the sourdough base (שאור) and bring over milk products. Jews would make sweets and all types of breads. They would open their doors and people of both faiths would go door to door, eat, and reconnect.

Some Hassidic circles have evolved the holiday and created The Messiah Feast, סעודת המשיח. It is an evening of dancing, singing and food, encouraging people to keep their faith that the Messiah will come, especially after the festival of freedom came and went with no sighting.

By integrating a modified Mimouna into Jewish culture today students will learn some of the traditions of Jews of Arab lands and how customs evolved across the Jewish world. They will celebrate the diversity within the Jewish people. The goal is to open opportunities for discussions on Jewish/non-Jewish relations and the significance of traditional customs across the diasporas.

Tickets

  • Early Bird

    Sale ends: Apr 14, 11:00 PM EDT

    First 7 boxes

    $360.00
    +$9.00 service fee
  • Mimouna in a Box

    Sale ends: Apr 14, 11:00 PM EDT
    $600.00
    +$15.00 service fee

Total

$0.00

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