Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Turkish Coffee Cafe & Fortune Telling
Washington DCJCC

Hamsa Turkish Coffee CafeThursday, July 22, 7:30 pm
In advance: $8 members, $12 general public,
At the door: $15 all tickets

Enjoy a summer evening of Turkish coffee, sweets, music and a reading from The Fortune Teller’s Kiss, Brenda Serotte’s memoir about her 1950s Bronx Sephardic Jewish family of belly dancers and fortune tellers.

In true Turkish Jewish spirit, have a private fortune reading from the grounds left in your coffee cup or shop at our own “Turkish Bazaar” for, among other items, hamsas to protect you from the evil eye. 

 “Allegre was the matriarch of the three sisters, Sultana was the middle one and my mother, Rosika, was the youngest…In the afternoons they gathered in our apartment to gossip and drink Turkish coffee, the bitter brew whose grounds could reveal your fortune.”    From The Fortune Teller’s Kiss by Brenda Serotte

Time: 7:30 PM
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

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