Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU’s Purim Pairings 2016

An Event to Be Savored!

Elliot Stone, Judy & Jordan Bittel, and Senator Richard Stone

To celebrate Purim this year, the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU (JMOF-FIU) hosted Purim Pairings—a food and wine dinner featuring a four-course, kosher meal led by FIU alumnus Chef Allen Susser, created and prepared by local celebrity chefs: Dewey LoSasso, culinary director of Schnebly Winery and Miami Brewing Co. in Homestead; Danny Serfer, owner and executive chef at Blue Collar and Mignonette in Miami; Sean Brasel, executive chef and part owner of Meat Market; and Zak Stern, owner and head baker at Zak the Baker (ZTB). Under Susser’s direction each chef created and prepared a course of the meal on stage. Guests watched the preparation of each course, which was paired with a kosher wine courtesy of the Herzog Family of Wines, selected by local wine merchant Mike Bittel of Sunset Corners. The courses and wine pairings were explained and detailed by co-host, Linda Gassenheimer, host of “Topical Currents” on WLRN. Upper level sponsors also had the opportunity to make an appearance on stage as a “sous chef” for each course!

JMOF-FIU would like to thank the sponsors for Purim Pairings 2016: Applebaum Foundation; Elliot Stone & Bonnie Sockel-Stone; Ellie & Harold Aibel; Barbara & Kenneth Bloom/Norman & Sylvia Levine; Florida International University and the FIU Foundation, Inc.; Honey & Ira Giller; Purim Partners Merle & Danny Weiss; Morrison Brown Argiz & Farra, LLC; and the Gouraige/Kaplan/Ravinet Team at UBS Financial Services.

For additional JMOF-FIU sponsorship opportunities, please contact JMOF-FIU Development Director Susan Gladstone at 786.972.3162 or

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