Nourishing Tradition


CJH at Home


During the Center for Jewish History’s closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an idea stirred and slowly simmered. Since we could no longer enjoy a cup of coffee and a piece of babka with our colleagues in person, we needed to find a way to continue our camaraderie. What better way than through food? Food provides nourishment and comfort during stressful times. Food is also fundamental to Jewish life, culture, and history. We asked volunteers and staff to come to the table and share their favorite recipes. The challenge was met with enthusiasm!


We received family recipes which included stories, historical documents, and photographs. There are recipes for entrées like brisket and cholent, and for those looking for healthier options there are vegetarian dishes. There are desserts and holiday meals. Some are traditional Eastern European dishes while others are Israeli. There is something in this cookbook for everyone to enjoy!

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