Traditions in the Kitchen

This series will explore the heart of American Jewish food, from buttery loaves of challah to the classic brisket and perfect chicken soup. Here are the traditional Jewish foods that all of us should be able to make at home. Join us for one session, or all five, as we learn, cook and break bread together.


Session 1 – Fabulous Food Boards and Pretty Platters for Your Every Simcha
Make every special occasion and holiday at your home memorable with delicious, inspiring, and easy-to-create snack boards and platters.  Impress your family and friends with artful masterpieces that are visually exciting and deliciously enticing. Presented by Barbara Guskin, Temple Shalom congregant. Session Completed. 

Session 2  – Irresistible Meats

Cook special dinners like a pro. This session will ensure that you can make your Bubbe’s Brisket that is so tender it will fall off your fork and that you can bake a perfectly juicy roast chicken for Shabbat. The class will go beyond the basics to guarantee your success in preparing mouth-watering centerpieces for your meals. Presented by Chaim Goldfeder, Palate Catering. Session Completed.


***Special Presentation***
Session 3 – Soups and Their Dumplings
Tricks and tips for making the perfect Jewish Chicken Soup. And though chicken soup is one of the world’s most perfect dishes by itself, by adding matzo balls or kreplach (or both) you have a bit of Jewish food heaven. Learn to make no-fail matzo balls and Jewish dumplings — kreplach. Presented by Tina Wasserman, the best-selling cookbook author and an award-winning cooking instructor.

Date:  Sunday, December 11
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location:  Temple Shalom Kitchen

Session Completed.

Session 4 – Insanely Good Sweet Noshes
In Yiddish, “nosh” means snack. From Rugelach to Mandelbrot to strudel, cookies, and small cakes  — in this class learn baking techniques, receive great recipes and snack on classic Jewish sweet nibbles. Presented by Karen Stock, Temple Shalom Congregant.

Date:  Sunday, January 8
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location:  Temple Shalom Kitchen

Session Completed.

Session 5 –  Straight Out of the Oven
Want to master the Ultimate Jewish Braided Loaves? “Ron the Baker” will help you learn to bake and beautifully braid the classic Challah loaf and the much desired Babka. Presented by Ron Romaner, “Ron the Baker.”

Date:  Sunday, January 29
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location:  Temple Shalom Kitchen

Session Closed–we have reached capacity!





Session Four--Insanely Good Sweet Noshes

Session One--Our Boards!

Session Two--Irresistible Meats!!

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