Book Launch: The Jewish Holiday Table by Naama Shefi, in Conversation with Jake Cohen

Book Launch: The Jewish Holiday Table by Naama Shefi, in Conversation with Jake Cohen

Thursday Mar 21, 2024
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

POWERHOUSE Arena
28 Adams Street (Corner of Adams & Water Street across from the Archway)
Brooklyn , NY 11201

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This event is in partnership with the non-profit the Jewish Food Society.

About the Book.

Join Naama Shefi, author of The Jewish Holiday Table, and food personality Jake Cohen for a dynamic conversation about Jewish food, culture, family traditions and where celebrations centered around the table are so important now more than ever. 

Collected by the Jewish Food Society, an organization dedicated to preserving Jewish cuisine around the world, the 135 recipes and accompanying stories in The Jewish Holiday Table are a dazzling expression of all the ways we celebrate through what we bring to the table.

Discover menus for a Persian Rosh Hashanah feast, a Ukrainian-Mexican Seder, an Iraqi spread for Purim. And a memorable Hanukkah tale of grandmothers competing in a doughnut duel, with one’s Moroccan sfenj recipe challenging the other’s Egyptian zalabia. Reflecting three thousand years of love and loss, culture and change, each dish captures the soul of what’s served in a Jewish home on a Jewish holiday.

Each ticket includes a Purim treat from the book and a drink.

 

 

 

 

About the Author.

Naama Shefi is a kibbutznik and New Yorker whose work sits at the intersection of food, culture, community building, and art. In 2017, she founded the Jewish Food Society, a nonprofit organization, which preserves and celebrates Jewish culinary heritage through a digital recipe archive and dynamic events. In the summer of 2021, she launched Asif: Culinary Institute of Israel, a center in Tel Aviv dedicated to exploring the diverse and creative food culture of Israel. She lives on the Lower East Side with her husband, Ilan, and their daughter, Ella.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Moderator. 

Jake Cohen is a 2-time New York Times bestselling cookbook author and nice Jewish boy from NYC. After working in some of NYC’s best restaurants and test kitchens, he wrote his books, Jew-ish and I Could Nosh, about his love of modern Jewish cooking and baking. Jake and his recipes have been featured on Rachael Ray, The Drew Barrymore Show, Live with Kelly and Ryan, Good Morning America, and the Food Network and in the New York Times, Food & Wine, The Wall Street Journal, Bon Appetit, and Forbes (making the 30 Under 30 list for Food and beverage in 2022), among others. When he’s not posting challah-braiding videos and recipes on his Instagram and TikTok (@jakecohen), he’s eating around New York City with his husband Alex.