Tel Aviv ladies raise spirits in Adar with make up and mixology

Laure mixes it up in the spirit of Adar
Laure mixes it up in the spirit of Adar

As part of the mind, body & soul learning series for ladies in Tel Aviv, girls gathered together Rosh Chodesh Adar 2017 for a splash of Torah with a twist of mixed drinks. Cocktail explorer Laure Montall, from Har Chevron, poured out her best kept secrets to help people prepare for Purim.

“Mixology can be very creative. I wanted to show how to do these things at home in case anyone was planning to party in Adar. Everyone needs a drink once in a while and EVERYONE drinks on Purim” Montall said.

The new apprentices mixed everything from martinis to cosmopolitans, and even a special Coconut Russian for the vegans! One guest, Miriam explained how she came because she wanted to meet new people in Tel Aviv, “It was a neat idea to celebrate Adar with drinks and make up.  “I liked the White Russian It was interesting how coffee was in there. ”

White Russians with a pinch of coffee.
White Russians with a pinch of coffee.
A L'Chaim to remember
A L’Chaim to remember

Naturally what better way can  a Jewish princess prepare for Purim than to learn some make up tips from the founder of  Israel’s simplest beauty company Devorah.  Using volunteers from the crowd, Devorah Wolf demonstrated  how one could expand the classic evening looks into an epic Purim glam mask.

Devorah demonstrates how to go from evening to epic Purim.
Devorah demonstrates how to go from evening to epic Purim.

 

Ora from New York remarked, “It was so cool, I’ve watched make up tutorials on youtube but I never went to a class on it.  The day after the event, I actually had a date and used something we learned while getting ready.

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Women munched on hamantashen from Jerusalem as they got a taste of Torah from Rebbitzen Devorah Eisnbeach.  She spoke on how to  increase happiness and inspired guests with Gate #4 of Chovos Halevavos/Duties of the Heart by Rabeinu Bahya ibn Paquda zt’l.   Many women revealed positive experiences of how letting go of self imposed plans and expectations allowed them to see in hindsight the hidden blessings of things that may seem grim.   Natalie who made aliyah to Tel Aviv from Alabama confided to her new crew,”I’ve been so busy with work, I feel like I’ve been a human DOING, and not a human BEING.”  She and others girls were moved to take on study buddies in hopes it would help incorporate Rebbitzen’s ideas on how to appreciate the unexpected.

Rebbitzen Devorah Eisenbach of Jerusalem explains how having gratitude for everything can help you see the hidden blessing.
Rebbitzen Devorah Eisenbach of Jerusalem explains how having gratitude for everything can help you see the hidden blessing.

 

Hineni Israel’s mind body & soul series bring together girls of diverse backgrounds to share their ideas, strengthen their body image, and nourish their souls with kosher cooking tips. The Megilat Esther describes the miraculous rise of one of the most beloved Jewish princesses.  In unifying the scattered Jews from 127 provinces, a frightened orphaned named Hadassah transformed into Queen Esther saving her people from anti-semetic annihilation. The class was dedicated to the memory of a modern day legend, Rebbitzen Esther Jungreis A”H, whose legacy continues in Tel Aviv.

For more information on women's events in TLV contact: Info@hineni.org.il
For more information on women’s events in TLV contact: Info@hineni.org.il
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Shira, a feisty little Zionist from New York, miraculously made aliyah and lives to tell the tale. At the age of 4, her Israeli gannet Mrs. Taylor wrote on her evaluation report, "left alone Shira will rule the world." She grew up to be a social activist, singer, writer, teacher, and mitzvah girl. She advocates for aliyah and empowers hundreds of olim weekly by hosting in Tel Aviv. Shira is the reigning "Shabbas Queen" in the Guinness World Records Largest Shabbat Dinner.
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