a different take on dinner and a show

Watch & Nosh Events

Eat, drink and connect at this evening of local wines and vegetarian bites that make for a full dinner, alongside short scenes from Israeli and American Jewish themed TV shows.


The Hosts

Esther Kustanowitz

Writer and Podcast Host

Esther D. Kustanowitz is an award-winning writer and podcast host. She is a TV columnist at J: The Jewish News of Northern California, and co-hosts The Bagel Report, a podcast now produced by the J. and exploring Jewish representation and identity in popular culture. She also examines the increase of Jewish content on TV through her #TVGoneJewy project and has been known to talk about the religious overtones of Star Wars and various Marvel projects. She is a contributing editor at eJewishPhilanthropy, and has freelanced for The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, The Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), The New York Jewish Week, The Forward, GrokNation.com, ModernLoss, Haaretz and Hadassah Magazine, among others.
The Bagel Report

Aliza Grayevsky Somekh

Founder and Chef, Bishulimsf.com

Aliza is an eighth-generation Jerusalemite. Raised in the kitchens of Jerusalem, she grew up cooking and eating everything the city's streets and markets had to offer. Growing up in Jerusalem makes her intimately familiar with Jerusalem's culinary collision of flavors and cultures. It is that 'best of all worlds' touch that she tries to bring into her cooking.

In Collaboration With

This event has been made possible by these sponsors

UpStartCovenant WinesJewish Community Center Los GatosaBishulim SFBagel Report#TVGoneJewyJ. The Jewish News of Northern California