Our Story, Your Table
Join us in five unique online experiences as we celebrate the diversity of Jews and Jewish traditions through food and storytelling, in partnership with Be'chol Lashon.
Camp Food All Week!
When you think of summer camp meals, what comes to mind? If you’ve ever attended a URJ camp – North America’s Reform Jewish camping system – you know that camp food goes far beyond standard cafeteria fare.
Feasting with Foodish: Persian Love Cake and Tishpishti Semolina Cake
February 28, 2023
The saying goes, "tell me what you eat, and I'll tell you who you are." Food is not only fuel for our bodies, it's also a conduit of culture, storytelling, and identity. The Jewish people know this well. Our culinary traditions have preserved our stories and history, from generation to generation.
Tips to Fill Your Cup: 36 Ideas for a Rejuvenating Shabbat
February 21, 2023
Ease into the intentional space of Shabbat through some preparatory cooking and baking, reading up on the parashah, making pre-Shabbat well wishes, and doing some self-care.
Beyond Sufganiyot and Latkes: 6 Delicious Recipes to Add Some Sephardic Flavor to Your Table
December 7, 2022
As Hanukkah is deeply entwined with food, especially fried food, we've found some delicious Sephardic recipes to add to your celebration, sourced with permission from Hélène Jawhara Piñer's cookbook, Sephardi: Cooking the History.
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Each of us has foods we consider Jewish, but in reality, Jewish food varies dramatically with geography, heritage, and the surrounding culture. These differences don't make any of us – or our foods – more or less authentically Jewish, but rather richly diverse and blessed.
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Baked Chicken with Barley
This classic Bulgarian Shabbat dish is delicious, comforting, and very easy to make.
Another by-product of the Shabbat chicken - thank goodness those Eastern European Jews didn’t waste anything!
Sanbat Wat (Ethiopian Shabbat Stew)
Often declared the national dish of Ethiopia, a wat is a stew, and doro wat is a spicy chicken stew eaten with one’s fingers using injera bread to scoop up the morsels of food and gravy and to temper the heat of the seasonings.
Round challah symbolizes the cycle of the year and are traditional for Rosh HaShanah; challot are traditionally braided for Shabbat. Either way, the key to delicious challah is kneading the dough.
Camp Recipe: Nellie’s Famous Apple Brown Betty
Nellie’s Apple Brown Betty is a Shabbat dinner staple at URJ Camp Coleman. Campers look forward to this delicious dessert each Friday night before heading to the Hillman Chapel for t’filah. Whether you like to eat mostly crunchy crust, sweet, gooey apples, or a perfectly balanced combination of the two, this dish holds a special place in the hearts (and stomachs) of campers and alumni alike.
Camp Recipe: Homemade Banana Pudding
Nothing says “Welcome to camp!” like a serving of homemade banana pudding from URJ Jacobs Camp, a Reform Jewish summer camp in Utica, MS. It's served on opening and closing night.
Camp Recipe: Summer Camp-Style Fried Chicken
At URJ Greene Family Camp in Bruceville, TX, nothing signals Shabbat quite like the camp’s famous fried chicken, served up for Friday night dinner.
Camp Recipe: Chef Lori's Shabbat Brownies
Like at so many Jewish summer camps, the Shabbat experience is a highlight for campers and staffers alike at URJ Camp George in Ontario, Canada. These chocolaty brownies, created by chef Lori Stevenson, help make Shabbat even sweeter.