symbolic foods

A Dessert for Passover and anytime

Here’s an easy, fast, dessert that is parve, kosher for Passover and so beautiful you’ll make for summer picnics. Fruit Tart Ingredients: 1 package Passover Macaroons or Almond Mandel Toast 1 egg white ¾ cup apricot jam (or Smucker’s Simply Fruit) Fresh fruit – strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, kiwi, mango Make one of these easy crusts….

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Extremely Delicious Charoses

I never really cared for the traditional Ashkenazi Charoses made from apples and walnuts with a bit of wine. Shortly after I graduated from college a friend gave me this recipe from her Sephardic family. I tried it and I have never gone back! My kids don’t know any other recipe. Passover wouldn’t be Passover…

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Cooking Jewish Whether You’re Jewish or Not: Passover

Passover is the most observed Jewish holiday in America. The central element of the holiday is the seder – a ceremonial meal with symbolic foods. Recipes and rituals come together to build happy memories and strengthen family bonds. Most Jews have warm, fuzzy memories of seders with their family. But not everyone in our families…

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Cooking Jewish: Passover Made Easy

Not everyone who holds a seder grew up with Passover traditions. Dawn Kepler will share tasty Passover recipes, shortcuts and tips for engaging children and spouses of all ages in the holiday. We’ll cook together and then eat what we’ve made! Date: March 14 Time: 9:30 to 11:30am Place: Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Drive,…

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Food, Glorious Food!

Food as a part of culture & tradition All societies around the globe create holidays and use ritual foods to celebrate them. Food is a primary element of social interactions. Most human gatherings include food. There are biological re-enforcers for this behavior. Of our five senses one of them has the longest memory power. It…

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DIY Judaism: Let’s Make Challah!

Everyone loves the smell of baking bread or the taste of warm homemade bread from the oven. Do you wish you could make delicious challah for Shabbat, but don’t consider yourself a baker or are short on time? Join us in the kitchen, and we’ll quickly put your mind at ease. We’ll talk about the…

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