By Hadas Kuznits
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (CBS) — It’s a battle of the best brews, two thousaand years in the making!
Rabbi Eli Friedman says the “Biblical Brewoff” takes place on Saturday evening, May 10th, at Rodeph Shalom Synagogue, on North Broad Street.
Home brewers from the synagogue will go up against brewers from St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, in Roxborough, to see who makes the best beer.
Admission to the event is $30, and all are invited to attend.
“We have been working with St. Timothy’s Episcopal in Roxborough, and we’ve been brewing with them for quite some time, doing sort of interfaith beer brewing,” Friedman tells What’s Cooking. “And we’ve decided to take our friendship to the next level, to see which religion is the best beer brewers.”
Proceeds from the event will be divided among the competitors’ charities of choice.
Rabbi Friedman adds that Rodeph Shalom has been working with The Food Trust for quite some time now, and says they’re working together to host a weekly farmer’s market on Sundays, starting in July.
“The farmer’s market will be outside — it will actually be right at the corner of Broad and Mt. Vernon, right where our synagogue is located, in the parking lot of our preschool,” Friedman says. “And, working with the Food Trust, it’s going to be a subsidized farmer’s market that will accept SNAP and EBT cards and allow anyone from the neighborhood who’s interested to be able to get fresh, local produce.”
Hear the full “Biblical Brewoff / Farmer’s Market” interview (runs 8:21)…