Tuesday, April 17, 2012

JUMP's fifth Mimouna event just gets bigger

On Sunday April 15, the Jewish Urban Meeting Place (JUMP) hosted its fifth annual Mimouna event at the newly opened Uptown Loft event venue located at 2464 Yonge Street.

Mimouna is the traditional North African Sephardi celebration held the day after Passover, marking the start of spring and the return to eating chametz or leavened products.

The festivities featured traditional Moroccan food in a lively social atmosphere, with live drumming and dancing, for more than 350 young professionals of all Jewish backgrounds.

“Toronto is a city that is predominately Ashkenazi. It was so nice to come to an event that was celebrating Moroccan tradition." said event patron Elana Metter. "I really feel like I got to embrace the experience by listening to the music and eating the traditional food- it was just a really cool evening overall.”

If you missed it, take a look:

Special congratulatory shout-outs go to the event chairs Esther Benarroch, Jack Benaim, Debbie Osiel, Shaul Cohen, Lauren Rubinoff, Josh Benchitrit and Linoy Hazan, who brought the night to life.

To learn more about JUMP and upcoming events, visit www.jumponline.ca or visit the Heebonics city-wide album by clicking here.

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