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Lunch and Program

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
12pm Noon

On the Road to Morocco

With Guest Speakers:

Connie Hinitz & Bobbi Handwerger

For Connie Hinitz, Bobbi Handwerger, and Sonia Milrod, visiting Morocco not only was on their bucket list, but it exceeded all expectations. As Bobbi Handwerger said, "Morocco was more fascinating than I could have imagined. The whole trip, especially the Jewish history, was so interesting." They shared their Moroccan adventures at the NHS Hazak luncheon.

The group traveled to Morocco last March on the Gate 1 18-day Absolute Morocco trip. Their trip covered  cities – Rabat, Tangier, Fez, Marrakesh, Agadir, Essaouira and Casablanca – as well as villages and kasbahs in the high, mid and low Atlas and the Sahara. Their presentation will include photos and artifacts from their journey and focus on both Jewish history as well as Moroccan history and culture – because they are inextricably intertwined.

As Connie Hinitz explained, "Even on the standard tour, visiting Jewish sites was part of the regular itinerary."

Sonia Milrod said, "Our amazing tour director, Amine, a Berber Arab, was knowledgeable and eager to help us uncover the Jewish history and sites. And, we often arranged with our Gate 1 local guides to take us to the Jewish areas after the formal group tour was over – especially in Chefchaouan and Essaourira. For Fes, though, I arranged for a private Jewish tour because there is just so much to see there."

HaZaK, which stands for Hokma (wisdom), Zikna (maturity), and Kadima (forward) provides monthly programs for people 55+ at Northern Hills Synagogue, 5714 Fields Ertel Road (between I-71 and Snider Road) beginning at noon with a luncheon followed by the program. The program is free and open to the public, but participants are asked for a donation to insure the continuation of the program.

(Left to right) Sonia Milrod, Connie Hinitz, Bobbi Handwerger and a friend at the spot where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean in Morocco.

We enjoyed the lunch buffet of salads, bread and soup.

Holly Robinson pours herself some cabbage soup.

Bobbi Handwerger welcomed everyone to the Hazak program.

Jeff Bassin encouraged everyone to come to the Feb. 1st Winter Fundraiser: 50 Years of Food at NHS!

Harriet Freedman holding a bag of flour. Harriet Freedman thanked everyone who helped in the kitchen. She reminded everyone of kashrut
regulations, so only unopened Kosher products may be brought into NHS.

Sarah Barnard led Birkat HaMazon.

Connie Hinitz and Bobbi Handwerger began their presentation.
(Sonia Milrod, who also went on the trip, was out of town.)

Connie Hinitz showed everyone a silk pillow from Morocco.
A sand storm in the desert.
Jeff Bassin holds a carved dish filled with fossils.


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