Rahel Musleah will discuss Jewish Calcutta at the third in a series of Lunch and Learn events at Temple Sinai of Summit, Sunday, December 12, with lunch available from 1:15-1:45 p.m., and the lecture beginning immediately after.

Rahel Musleah was born in Calcutta, India, the seventh generation of a Calcutta Jewish family that traces its roots to 17th-century Baghdad. Through her multi-media song, story and slide programs, she will share her rare and intimate knowledge of this ancient community’s history, customs and melodies.

Ms. Musleah is an award-winning journalist with hundreds of published articles to her credit. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Family Circle, Publishers Weekly, Hadassah, Reform Judaism, Jewish Woman, Na'amat Woman and numerous other Jewish journals.

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Ms. Musleah is a graduate of Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. She is a member of the Authors’ Guild; the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Jewish Press Association. She sings with the Zamir Chorale under the direction of Matthew Lazar. She has received awards for her writing from the American Jewish Press Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Sephardi Literary Contest, the Society of National Association Publications, and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.   

While there is no cost to attend the lecture, a voluntary donation of $5 for Temple Sinai members ($10 for non-members) towards the cost of food would be appreciated.  Please RSVP to Temple Sinai by Wednesday, December 8, by email to office@templesinainj.org or by calling 908-273-4921.