Looking for Rosh Hashanah cooking ideas? Check out this “Today” show video featuring Julie Negrin, director of the NewYork JCC culinary program. Negrin teaches Al Roker how to make challah for the Jewish New Year.
What’s challah taste like? Just ask “Today” anchor Ann Curry.
“It tastes just like brioche, doesn’t it, really?”
For those of you for whom Passover means dull, flourless cooking, fear not. Zabar’sand the Jewish Community Center on Amsterdam Avenue are teaming up to offer a Passover cooking demo and tasting March 29.
The event will feature The JCC in Manhattan’s Chef Instructor and Cookbook Author, Jennifer Abadi, who will be at Zabar’s 2nd Floor Housewares Mezzanine.
She’ll teach you how to create Moroccan Charoset “Truffles” with Dates, Raisins, and Walnuts; flourless Persian Pistachio Cake with Cardamom Syrup; and flourless Italian Almond and Pine Nut Macaroons.
Also, at the JCC is a class to teach you how to prepare Sephardic dishes for a vegetarian seder. Click here for information.
Yiddish comes alive in an all-day festival dedicated to contemporary takes on Yiddish culture.
Co-sponsored by the Workmen’s Circle, The National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene, and The Forward
In The Lobby
• Vintage Yiddish Collectables for Sale
• Activities and tables by our co-sponsors
• Signs of Our Past exhibition on view
• Live Music and Food
• 2:15-4pm: Book signing and meet and greet with Arthur Schwartz
• 4pm: Gallery Tour
In The Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Family Auditorium
• 1-2pm: Arthur Schwartz, aka the Food Maven, discuses his new book Jewish Home Cooking – Yiddish Recipes Revisited
• 2-3pm: Yiddish sign collector Rabbi Michael Strassfeld talks about the exhibition – Signs of Our Past and the cultural history behind many of these quirky signs
• 3-4pm: New Sounds in the Yiddish/Klezmer World featuring Deborah Strauss(Strass-Warshauer duo), Saramina Gordon (The Jewish Princess) and Art Bailey (pianist, accordian)
• 4-4:15pm: Author/Blogger Ben Feldman reads an essay about an adventure in Brooklyn inspired by a contemporary Yiddish sign
• 4:15-5:15pm: Author David Roskies discusses his new book, Yiddish Land
In The Beit Midrash
• 3 pm: Der Kish – Indie short film in Yiddish about an orthodox father torn between his love for his child and his religion. Followed by a screening of the classic film Hester Street