Jewish Cooking Connection Marks 1st Year

Have you seen any of the Jewish Cooking Connection videos? Have you tried any of the delicious holiday dishes yet? Did you know the Jewish Federation has its own YouTube channel?
    One short year ago, the Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys launched a fun and creative cooking show to feature the wide variety of Jewish food that unites Jews around the world. Wherever they lived, Jews adopted the local cuisine and adapted it to comply with Jewish holiday traditions and the kosher dietary laws. This resulted in an amazing cuisine, rich in flavor, variety and versatility.
    Over the past year, 12 accomplished cooks and bakers from the greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys demonstrated dishes from the Ashkenazi, Sephardic and Mizrahi traditions.  Each video, directed and recorded by the Jewish Federation’s Cultural Arts Program Coordinator, Cantor Judy Sofer, demonstrates a dish, describes the ingredients in detail and reveals the finished product. The recipe and nutrition analysis for each dish is available on the Jewish Cooking Connection webpage at
    We hope you will visit the website each month and see what special dish we are highlighting. You might see one of your friends or fellow congregants demonstrating a special dish.  Perhaps you are also a great cook or have a special family recipe that you would like to share.  If so, please contact Sofer at to find out how you can become one of our cooks.

Robin Evans is a contributing writer to JLife Magazine.


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