In the Community — November 2018

Have you seen our new WP cookbook, From Our Kitchens: Recipes and Stories from the Boston Jewish Community? It’s a gorgeous 256-page hardcover book filled with stories, memories, and recipes from the women of this community.

The cookbook is framed by the four seasons, and includes recipes for both casual and elegant entertaining, from festive holiday gatherings to special Shabbat dinners to simple family meals and more! It features beautiful color photographs and more than 150 recipes, both traditional and modern, Ashkenazi and Sephardi, which reflects how the Boston Jewish community lives, eats, and celebrates today.

Still need a copy? You can order online and we’ll ship it right to your door! It also makes the perfect Hanukkah gift for all the cooks in your life! The $54 purchase of this cookbook represents a multiple of 18, the numerical value of the Hebrew word "chai", meaning life. Proceeds will benefit CJP's work of building communities of learning and action to better our world.

Check out a sneak peek recipe, an interview with the editors, and more on the JewishBoston cookbook homepage!

Speaking of cooking, JewishBoston recently hosted “Food Flirts” Marilynn and Sheila Brass on a special live episode of’s The Vibe of the Tribe podcast. In the episode, the enchanting duo describe their childhood memories of their mother’s kitchen, their upbringing during challenging times, and their enduring partnership in business, in the kitchen and in life. Check it out!