Museum Review: Memorial da Imigração Judaica e do Holocausto – São Paulo,Brazil

Eduardo Schvartz* Simone Schvartz** Introduction The presence of Jews in Brazil dates back to the 15th-century during the persecution and discrimination by the Inquisition, many of them so-called “New Christians” who converted to Christianity but continued to practice their Jewish faith secretly. In the mid-17th century, when the Netherlands invaded and occupied the northeast of […]

Meet The Guide: Arieh David Scharnberg

Born in Israel to American parents, raised in the remote woods of Northern California by an outdoor loving rabbi/professor father and music educator mother, Arieh David Scharnberg was brought into this world with diversity and variety as a default. Since graduating Prescott College in 2003, with a degree in Environmental Studies, where he completed a […]

Meet The Cookbook Author: Lilian Cordell

Lilian is the author of Miriam’s Table which has now been awarded Best Jewish Cuisine Book in the UK 2018 by Gourmand World cookbook awards. The book has been shortlisted for Best in The World in the Jewish Category where the award ceremony will be held in Macau in June 2019. Never in Lilian’s dreams […]

Meet The Rabbi: Rabbi Andrea Frank of The Jewish Wedding Rabbi (USA)

Rabbi Andrea has built her brand as The Jewish Wedding Rabbi for all couples who are both Jewish, and for couples where one person or spouse-to-be is not Jewish. She conducts Jewish Wedding and Civil Ceremonies, including Elopements.Jewish, Interfaith, and Marriage Equality Couples, all are dedicated to their Jewish identity whether by birth or choice. […]

Meet The Gallerist: Menachem Safrai

Since 1935, the Safrai Art Gallery introduces carefully curated artwork to Israeli Art enthusiast around the world. The family business was born four generations ago, when Rabbi Mendel Harrison immigrated to Palestine from Lithuania in 1888. Upon arrival, he set up a mirror factory in the Old City of Jerusalem. Together with his family, he […]

Meet The Cookbook Author: Stella Hanan Cohen

Stella Hanan Cohen is an award winning cookbook author and artist. She is passionate about recreating the ancient Judeo-Spanish home style cooking from the Mediterranean island of Rhodes – a cuisine that reflects the unique culinary wealth from medieval Spain and that of the Ottoman Empire. Fuelled by her lifelong fascination of both her distinctive […]

Meet The Executive Director: Ariela Schwartz-Zur of Yad LaKashish

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. When Yad LaKashish was founded in 1962, the State of Israel was only 14 years old. Myriam Mendilow, a school teacher, was distraught by the elderly’s loss of self-respect as well as by her students’ disrespectful attitude toward them. Inspired by one of the pillars […]

Meet The Cookbook Author: Paula Shoyer

Paula Shoyer, “the kosher baker,” is the author of The Healthy Jewish Kitchen,The Holiday Kosher Baker, The Kosher Baker and The New Passover Menu. Paula graduated with a pastry degree from the Ritz Escoffier in Paris, and does cooking and baking demos, talks and workshops across the United States and around the world. She focuses […]

Meet The Founder: Susan Greif of Art Mends Hearts

Susan Greif is a “Creative Transformational Expert and Healing Arts Professional,” who uses her unique multidisciplinary approach to help women and children find emotional freedom from the ravages of anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationships. Her goal is to see her clients let go of old stuck energies that keep them feeling powerless, paralyzed, panicked, and […]

Meet The Cookbook Author: Ronnie Fein

Years ago I gave up a fast-track, high-pay job as an associate at a major Wall Street law firm to become a freelance food and lifestyle writer. I never looked back. Over the years I have written for the food sections of daily newspapers including Newsday, The Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Time, and […]