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Sunday, February 10

Jeffrey Yoskowitz and Liz Alpern
The Gefilte Manifesto:
New Recipes for Old World Jewish Foods

Combining the inventive spirit of a new generation and respect for Ashkenazi culinary tradition, Jeffrey and Liz present more than a hundred recipes pulled deep from the kitchens of Eastern Europe and the diaspora community of North America. Their recipes highlight the best of Ashkenazi home and storefront cuisine, tapping into the enduring Jewish values of resourcefulness and seasonality.

In partnership with The Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Rochester


2 - 3:30pm; JCC Auditoriums

Workshop for Kids!
Kreplach (Dumpling) Making

Join Liz and Jeffrey for a hands-on workshop making traditional Jewish kreplach (dumplings) while exploring the tasty world of Jewish food.

For children in grades 2-4. (Adult must be present.)

$10 / $7 JCC Member
(Price per child. Free for accompanying adult.)


Community Partner:
Hillel Community Day School




7:30pm; JCC Hart Theater

Author Presentation:
On the Frontlines of the Jewish Food Renaissance

The Gefilte Manifesto is more than a cookbook. It’s a call to action, a reclamation of time-honored techniques and ingredients. Learn about the Gefilteria team and their experiences cooking and collaborating with other chefs as part of the burgeoning global Jewish food scene. Make a stand. Cook the Manifesto. The results are radically delicious.
Book signing and nosh to follow presentation.

$15 / $12 JCC Member / $10 Student



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JCC Auditoriums

Unbroken Spirit: A Heroic
Story of Faith, Courage,
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