What’s happening in the Beth Ami Kitchen

Celebrations and feasting lift our spirits in joy and thanksgiving. We celebrate by gathering of family and friends to the feast table for eating, singing, talking, and praying. We thrive on this. The High Holy Days and the Festival of Sukkot bring these traditions...

Shavuot and Food

The Festival of Shavuot, the Feast of the Weeks, Chag Habikkurim, the Festival of the First-fruits; all describe the festival that started with ancient agricultural origins associated with the sweetness of spring bounty that later in history shifted to the Revelation...

Passover Preparations

Why are the holiday preparations for Passover this year different from all the other times we prepared for Passover? The way I see it, from the very beginning, Passover preparations have been different and challenging. In Exodus we read about two preparations of...

Hamentashen recipes

Lee Feinstein writes: Click pdf link below for the Recipe I use that has been featured in the past few years. I tend to go overboard. It has Pareve dough and uncooked fillings. I made 2 batches of dough and got 114 cookies, put 100 in the CBA freezer for the Purim...

Honey Cake: stories and recipes

The best Honey Cake in my parent’s family was from my father’s side of the family; his Aunt Ann’s Honey cake. Below is the recipe from my mother’s recipe file. Of course, if you look carefully, you’ll see her comments for improving it to...

Shelter-in-place recipes

Calling all CBA Foodies… One benefit of the Corona19 is we are all cooking at home and enjoying more meals together. Have you been cooking in your kitchen lately? What recipes have you been using? Old family recipes? New ones? Let’s share our food ideas...