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Six months ago there was a webinar on Dr. Daniel Amen's website. Pastor Rick Warren from the Saddleback Church was talking about a program that Drs. Amen, Oz and Hyman put together to lead the congregation into a decade of wellness. Though not a member of the church, I attended the launch of œThe Daniel Plan and along with almost 7000 attendees, pledged to ourselves and to G-d to lead a more healthful life. What is the premise of this program? Good nutrition, movement, quit smoking, moderate alcohol consumption, decrease stress¦nothing we don't already know.
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I have always loved to feed people and I make really good chicken soup. I would like to have a place for lonely people to come and share in a "sense of community" while enjoying a delicious bowl of home made jewish penicillin. Medicine for the sould.
After our family volunteered (through the Federation) at our local Farmer's Market to have people buy extra produce to donate to SOVA - that got us thinking! Why not have donation stands at various Farmer's Markets where people can buy extras? Even the vendors could donate at the end of their day , thus you have a win-win situation for all!
Keep the Jewish traditions alive through a series of Jewish-themed cooking classes available all over the city. People don't want to attend events just to mix and mingle, they'd rather learn something very useful, like the art of cooking. With a team of chefs and marketers, my organization could get the community excited about Jewish/Mediterranean themed cooking classes.
One part cafe, one part Jewish bookstore, and one part events venue, "Miriam" is one-stop Jewish shopping for the body, mind and spirit. The acts of reading, eating and being entertained feed off of one another. By simply being in the building you can't help but be funneled into pop-culture, high-end design, culinary delight and Judaism.
Think a dairy kosher eatery, as popular and cutting edge as places like Real Food Daily with recipes from Jewish kitchens around the world, a bookstore with international Jewish titles to match, a beit midrash for traditional-style text study, and a performance space to…
Many Jews don’t keep kosher, and even among those who do, many lack a personal connection with the doctrine. At the same time, there is an explosion of interest in contemporary food trends, and how they connect with our Jewish values. The Kosher 2.0 project addresses key questions of what calls us to be kosher or not, how we as a community would reimagine the concept of kosherness, and ultimately presents a new vision of Kosher 2.0—A Manifesto for Modern Jewish Conscious Consumption—to take its place at the table of modern Judaism.
How we eat, indeed what we eat, defines…
For two and a half years I collected stories from Holocaust Survivors along with their family recipes. I then compiled them into an unforgettable book that has touched the hearts of people all over the world. It is now the number one best selling hardback at the US Holocaust Museum. Last year the Pine Ridge Middle School in Naples Florida created a program using our cookbook to teach Holocaust Studies and tolerance to over 700 students. Groups of students, most of whom are NOT JEWISH, cooked recipes from the cookbook and then took on the role of the Survivor, telling…
A place where anyone who needs meals for friday(shabbos night) and saturday (shabbos) lunch a table and meal will be available. a safe atmosphere that will allow people too provide outreach services,..
A food kitchen & training school--Serving hot meals to Jewish people in the community who are unemployed, perhaps homeless as a result. All food is to be prepared and served by trainees, themselves out-of-work, interning at the kitchen, learning skills taught by volunteer Jewish chefs/restauranteurs in the L.A. area. Trainees learn food prep skills from the ground up, and are also trained in public health compliance, etc.
The bayit is an apartment that woud be able to provide temporary shleter, laundry sevices, and food for a half-dozen of our commuiry's homeless at a shift, and simultaneously serve as a house of study (Bet Midrash) in which the volunteer staff, along with the residents, study sacred Jewish texts around the themes of mutual responsobility, dignity, and community.