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Melbourne Cookbook Launch – Food and Stories from Australia’s Indian-Jewish community

Don't miss the Melbourne launch of Elana Benjamin's new cookbook, Indian-Jewish Food Recipes and Stories from the Backstreets of Bondi. Books and kosher samples available through pre-ordering.
Sunday 8 September 2024
3:00PM - 4:30PM
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What is Indian-Jewish food? And what makes it unique? Join author Elana Benjamin in conversation with journalist Rebecca Davis as they talk about Elana's new cookbook. Don't miss this opportunity to deep dive into the spice-infused cuisine and little-known stories of India's Baghdadi Jews who immigrated to Australia - including Elana's family.

‘An alluring, beautifully-spiced and mouthwatering journey, sharing a unique Jewish culture.’


'Full of robustly researched and beautifully written memories and explorations of Jewish cuisine in the subcontinent.'

ALICE ZASLAVSKY, award-winning author of IN PRAISE OF VEG

Kosher samples and cookbook orders available through pre-ordering.

This event is a partnership between the the Sassoon Yehuda Synagogue and The Jewish Independent.

The Sassoon Yehuda Synagogue is an Orthodox Sephardi Synagogue and Community Centre with a diverse membership from the Middle East, India, Africa, and Asia, providing a warm, inviting spiritual home for all Jews, irrespective of their observance. Their affiliated charity, Friends of Sassoon Yehuda, provides care and compassion to those in need. In addition to their charitable and outreach work, they are focussed on maintaining their cultural heritage with programs, and events; as well as education programs focusing on Judaism, Hebrew and Sephardi traditions. They want to ensure the Sephardi community remains vibrant and thriving.


Elana Benjamin

Author and journalist
Elana Benjamin is a Jewish-Australian writer of Indian-Iraqi heritage. Her articles have been published widely, including in Good Weekend, Sunday Life, the Sydney Morning Herald, SBS Voices, The Jewish Independent (formerly ...

Rebecca Davis

Journalist, podcaster, presenter and storyteller
Rebecca has served as Senior News and Features Writer and Weekend Editor at Mamamia, Australia’s largest women’s media company. A former journalist for the Australian Jewish News, she has earned ...

The Jewish Independent acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and strive to honour their rich history of storytelling in our work and mission.

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