The Jewish Table: From Babka to Za’atar

February 25, 2024 Atlanta $25.00 - $30.00
CAL_0225 The Jewish Table From Babka to Zaatar FEBRUARY 15

Join us for a delicious afternoon of learning and sharing the love of Jewish food and foodways featuring keynote speakers Lyssa Kligman Harvey and Rachel Gordin Barnett, co-authors of “Kugels and Collards: Stories of Food, Family, and Tradition in Jewish South Carolina”.

The afternoon will include an exciting slate of speakers and activities. Coffee, soft drinks, and light snacks will be provided. $25 per person in advance; $30 per person at the door. 

Sponsored by Congregation Shearith Israel, Gather Grants program of JFGA, and Limmud SE.

Scroll down for the full schedule and to register.

SESSION 1: 1 – 1:50 PM

  • Welcome Session – Main Sanctuary

Book: Kugels & Collards: Preserving and Sharing Stories of Food, Family & Tradition in Jewish South Carolina. Presented by the authors, Rachel Barnett and Lyssa Harvey. Moderated by Rabbi Ruth Abusch Magder

+ Book Signing with the Cookbook Authors of Kugels & Collards

SESSION 2: 2 – 2:50 PM

  • My Bukharian Jewish Kitchen — Presented by Bella Abramov (Zimmerman Hall)
  • Pickles & Sauerkraut: A New Take on Ashkenazi Pickling — Presented by Amy Price & Joanna Kobylivker (Goldstein Hall)

SESSION 3: 3 – 3:50 PM

  • Make Your Own Israeli Spice Mixtures: Ras Al Hanout, Baharat, Shawarma Spice, Herbal Tea Mix — Presented by Tal Baum (Goldstein Hall)
  • How (and Why) Chicken Became Meat and Other Oddities of Kashrut — Presented by Rabbi Ari Kaiman (Zimmerman Hall)

SESSION 4: 4 – 4:50 PM

  • Babka, Baking, and Stories with Alon Balshan of Alon’s Bakery (Zimmerman Hall)
  • Secrets of Atlanta’s Kosher BBQ Pitmasters — Panel Discussion (Goldstein Hall)


  • Bring your good condition cookbooks (Jewish cuisine and otherwise) and swap them for other cookbooks (Make a small donation for a cookbook — proceeds will go to Rebecca’s Tent, Shearith Israel’s women’s shelter.)
  • Learn about the upcoming CSI Sisterhood Cookbook  

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Fact Sheet
Sunday, February 25, 2024, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
* Registration closes on February 25th at 1:00 pm
Congregation Shearith Israel
1180 University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30306
$25.00 Advance
$30.00 at the door

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