A person giving a live cooking demonstration to a room of people.

Nourishing Bodies, Minds, and Spirits

On the sunny afternoon of May 11th, 50 people from JFS’ community joined together at the Kitchen for B’tayavon: A Celebration of Israeli Food. Thank you to the Jewish Federation for providing funding for this event, and to both the Federation and Israel@75 for making this event such a great success!

Two people sitting together at a table, smiling. Three people sitting at a table and smiling into the camera while eating.

Two people, one with short hair and one with long hair, standing together and smiling into the camera. Three people sitting at a long table, smiling into the camera.

Thank you to our hosts, Victoria Paikin and Alechin Tamirat, as well! Each hosted a fascinating and delicious workshop where participants got a taste of the diversity of Israeli food and culture through stories of immigration, cooking demonstrations, and sharing food.

A person in a checked apron standing at a stove and smiling at the camera. A person with short hair and glasses giving a live cooking demonstration with a hotplate and frying pan.

A person close to camera holds up a loaf of bread that has been ripped open, while another person in the background cooks. A person with long black hair cooking at a hotplate while two other people watch.

The event provided a chance for people to connect, nourish their bodies, mind, and spirits, and created new understandings of what it means to be Jewish and Israeli.

If you weren’t able to join us at the event you can find our hosts’ recipes for Shakshuka and Shiro Wat below.

Alechin’s workshop:
Shiro Wat
Shiro Powder
Victoria’s workshop:
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