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Four Cups of Cabernet: Wine Appreciation and Jewish History – Online

March 14 @ 6:00 pm EDT


You bring the wine, we’ll bring the rest! We will delve into the art and science of wine appreciation and wine and food pairing, and learn how wine is a window to Jewish history and culture. We’ll journey to Ancient Israel, Sephardic Europe and North Africa, the American West and New Zealand. This event is timed to inspire you to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an alternative to Guinness, and, most important, to enrich your experience of the Passover seder, where wine plays a central role.

Participants do not need to purchase/drink wine to participate, but wine recommendations will be made for participants wishing to explore regional wines while learning. Participants are responsible for purchasing their own wine prior to class.

This is a perfect opportunity for interfaith couples to learn about Jewish history, while also celebrating the different cultures that make us (and our wine!) unique.

In partnership with OneTable Boston and The Vilna Shul.



Register (You will be leaving our page to register on the Vilna Shul’s website)


Meet David Bernat

David Bernat is a highly regarded educator and community builder. He has a PhD in Biblical Interpretation from Brandeis and has published in the areas of Jewish ritual, and representations of violence in Jewish text and tradition. David has held faculty positions at Wellesley College and UMass Amherst, and is now engaged is social justice work as a consultant with JALSA, The Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action. Prior to his graduate study and career in Jewish education and communal service, David worked in the NYC wine industry, on the retail and wholesale levels, and as a consultant to private collectors. He still leads larger scale wine programs for synagogues and other Jewish institutions.


18Doors believes our community is enriched by the diversity of its members. We welcome everyone, and invite racially diverse and LGBTQ individuals to participate in our programming. All of our virtual programs offer automated closed captioning. If you need additional captioning support, or any other accommodations to fully participate in a program, please let us know on your registration form.