Cooking Jewish: The Secrets of Matzah Ball Soup with a Chef and a Rabbi

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Presented in Association with

Congregation Rodef Sholom


Congregation Kol Shofar



Get comfortable and confident cooking traditional Jewish dishes. Located in different kitchens across Marin County, each class serves hands-on cooking, some noshing, a pinch of Jewish learning, and cupfuls of laughter shared by a range of dynamic, experienced instructors. Need not be Jewish to join. 


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  • Dec 11: "The Secrets of Matzah Ball Soup" @ Congregation Rodef Sholom, 170 No. San Pedro Rd., San Rafael 94903. Chicken soup—a.k.a. "Jewish Penicillin"—is perhaps the most iconic of Jewish dishes. Learn how to cook up the perfect pot and to make light-as-a-feather matzo balls with Jeff Kirshbaum, head chef of the Mitzvah Kitchen, and his class sous chef, the always inspiring and entertaining Rabbi Michael Lezak of Congregation Rodef Sholom.

  • Jan 17: "Baking & Braiding Challah" @ Chabad of Mill Valley, 355 Starling Rd, Mill Valley. Chana Scop, a longtime teacher of gourmet kosher cooking classes, will share the mitzvah of making challah and braiding techniques. You’ll take home challahs to share—just in time for Shabbat.

  • Mar 14: Passover Made Easy @ Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Dr., Tiburon, 94920. Not everyone who holds a seder grew up with Passover traditions. Dawn Kepler will share tasty Passover recipes, shortcuts and tips for engaging children and spouses of all ages in the holiday.

COST$20 drop-in (includes materials)



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