Making Mochi Doughnuts: A Multicultural Hanukkah Workshop (National) – Online
December 2 @ 8:00 pm EST$18
Join us for a Hanukkah workshop that celebrates all multicultural, interfaith, Jewish+ families and couples! 18Doors’ Rabbi Malka Packer-Monroe will lead us as we light our Hanukkah candles together and then Nourish Co.’s Kristin Eriko Posner will lead us in a step-by-step workshop to make mochi doughnuts. It’s a take on traditional Hanukkah sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) that she developed for 18Doors to honor both her Japanese roots and Jewish identity. Whether you dough or dough-not know the blessings over the candles or how to work with mochi, we’ll walk you through all the things you need to know to celebrate Hanukkah.
Meet Kristin Eriko Posner
Kristin Eriko Posner is the founder of Nourish Co., a lifestyle website that inspires multiethnic people and families to create nourishing new rituals drawn from time-honored wisdom. She does this through her writing, recipe development, and a limited-edition collection of modern heirlooms, all of which explore and celebrate her intersecting identities. Kristin’s stories have been featured in 18Doors, Better Homes and Gardens, The Forward, Real Simple, and The San Francisco Chronicle, among other publications.
Meet Rabbi Malka Packer-Monroe
Rabbi Malka Packer-Monroe is deeply committed to helping interfaith couples and their families find deeper meaning in both their spiritual and daily lives. As a rabbi, educator, and director at 18Doors in Atlanta, she is proud to provide interfaith workshops, programming, and counseling, along with officiating weddings and baby naming ceremonies. Rabbi Packer-Monroe was ordained from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2014. She and her wife welcomed a baby in July of 2019 and are enjoying time together as a family.
Meet Molly Kazin Marshall
As Boston’s Community Manager for the Boston Innovation Hub, it’s Molly’s passion to connect interfaith couples in the Boston area to resources and tools unlocking aspects of Jewish culture and traditions. With a passion for food and drink, Molly enjoys visiting the numerous breweries in the Boston area, plus baking and cooking at home. Kugel is one of her favorite foods, and is one of the few ways she will tolerate raisins. She especially loves hearing her friends who have never had kugel try to pronounce the word.
Meet Tani Prell
Tani is dedicated to fostering inclusive Jewish spaces. As the Chicago Community Director, she loves partnering with couples, families, and individuals to bring sparks of Jewish joy into their lives. Tani’s career has been centered on education, Judaism, and the arts, with a commitment to inclusion and belonging present throughout. In her spare time Tani enjoys spending time with her partner, Charles, and her cat, Winston. They are a family of sci-fi enthusiasts, Chicago outdoor brunch connoisseurs, and lovers of all things art.