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Latkes Demonstration (45 mins.)

Treat your residents to a latkes food demonstration and tasting.
Chef Chaya will mix up three different styles of latkes starting with the traditional and ending with the modern. End off the workshop by testing the different latkes and voting for your favorite recipe!

Hamantashen Baking (45 mins.)

The holiday of Purim is one of the most joyous holidays in the Jewish calendar. The traditional cookie associated with the holiday is a "hamantash", A triangular shaped cookie filled with apricot or poppy seed filling. In this hamantashen baking workshop, residents will make and shape hamantashen to share with those that are less fortunate. After the workshop, residents will enjoy a sample tasting of hamantashen of various fillings.

Challah Bread Making Workshop (60 mins.)

Get into the spirit of Shabbat by giving your residents the opportunity to make, shape, and bake their very own traditional Challah . Chef Chaya will mix together a recipe and each participant will receive a piece of dough to shape and add the toppings of their choice.

Matzo Ball and Chicken Soup Workshop (60 mins.)

Matzo balls and chicken soup are high on the list of traditional Jewish foods. Seniors will enjoy creating the matzo ball batter and shaping their matzo balls. After a 20 minute cook time, they will enjoy tasting them in a bowl of hot chicken soup and celebrate the traditions that come along with this food.

Edible Flower Arranging (40 mins.)

Seniors will celebrate the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shvat by creating their own delicious fresh and healthy bouquet of edible flowers. Bouquets can be created out of fresh, or dried fruit, or a delicious mixture of both!

Please note that we offer glass painting and other Jewish themed arts as well as Jewish food demonstrations upon request.

Jewish Terms

Latkes are potato pancakes fried in oil. Jews eat latkes as part of the Hanukkah celebration, commemorating the oil that burned miraculously in the Temple for eight days and nights.

Shabbat is celebrated every week from sundown on Friday to nightfall on Saturday. In the Hebrew language, Shabbat means "resting." As is recounted in the beginning of the
Book of Genesis, G‑d created the world in six days and on the seventh He rested.

Challah is a loaf of yeast-risen sweet bread that is traditionally eaten by Jewish people on Shabbat, Rosh Hashanah, and during festival holidays.

What is Tu B’Shvat
Tu B’Shevat is the day that marks the “Jewish new year for trees.” This is the season in which the earliest-blooming trees in the Land of Israel emerge from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit-bearing cycle.