Food

Shabbat Recipes to Help You Slow Down and Celebrate

After a long week of work or school, Shabbat serves as a prime opportunity to relax, recharge, connect with loved ones, and sit down for a nice meal. The festivities, which begin at sundown on Friday, commemorate the day when G-d rested after creating the entire world, in the Torah.  And you thought your week was busy! TGIF—Literally Enjoying Shabbat…  Read More 
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Israeli BBQ Recipes, Just in Time for Summer

You don’t have to be a seasoned professional to capture the grilling spirit of an Israeli BBQ here in the U.S. this summer. Israelis are known for their delicious charred shashlik (shish kabobs) and steakim (steaks). Our homeland’s Independence Day is commemorated in Spring with massive celebratory barbecues at the national parks (although this year’s celebration was a little different).…  Read More 
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A Kiddush Sprinkle Cookie Recipe You’ll Absolutely Love

It's the cookie any American Jew knows and absolutely loves – the Kiddush cookie. Sometimes known as a sprinkle or confetti cookie too. This light-colored mound of goodness is complete with colorful sprinkles. You may even find them dipped in chocolate and then covered in sprinkles! They are showcased in synagogues around America on Saturday mornings post-Shabbat services. You’ll find them next to…  Read More 
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Celebrate the Season with Sweet and Savory Shavuot Recipes

Whether you haven’t pulled an all-nighter since studying for your college exams or you stay up studying Torah every year, the Jewish festival of Shavuot is a smorgasbord of delicious food. The holiday is known, after all, as the Feast of Weeks. While blintzes and cheesecake are often the stars of the show, they’re far from the only Shavuot recipes…  Read More 
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Passover Recipes for Every Plate—and Every Palate

Spring has sprung. Passover is here and you’re already thirsting for the four promises of redemption. Although it’s tempting to think about reclining, everything will fall flatter than the bread of affliction without a little Passover planning. On Passover, we like to mingle the holiday’s greatest hits with a few contemporary recipes. Bubbe’s Matzah Ball Soup is a keeper, of…  Read More 
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Recipe Feature: Israeli Salad

Let's add a little Israeli flare to Thanksgiving this year and serve a delicious Israeli salad. So many of our participants not only discover the history of Israel but the flavors as well, and we can almost guarantee that after their Birthright Israel trip, they love Israeli salad. What You Need 2 plum tomatoes, seeds removed and diced 1 bell…  Read More 
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Thanksgiving Recipe Feature: Spiced Sweet Potato Latkes with Yogurt

You most likely eat sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving, maybe drizzled with melted marshmallow or sweetened with sugar, but have you tried serving sweet potato latkes? How about sweet potato latkes with a spiced yogurt? We know you're saying to yourself, "YUM," so why not add some Israeli flavor into your Thanksgiving meal and serve our Sweet Potato Latkes with Yogurt…  Read More 
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High Holiday Recipe: Apples, Honey & Pomegranate Crumb Pie

We are excited to share 2012 Birthright Israel alumna, Lindsay Morrison's favorite High Holiday recipe on the blog! Keep scrolling to learn how to make this delicious treat and read more about the impact Birthright Israel had on Lindsay. We promise her interview is just as sweet as the recipe! Ingredients (1) 8-9” pie dishpomegranate seeds, to top For the…  Read More 
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Passover Recipe: Coconut-Halva Macaroons By Alumnus Jake Cohen

Jake Cohen is a one-of-a-kind Birthright Israel alumnus and nice Jewish boy. His recipes and words have been featured on Food 52, Huffington Post Taste, Food and Wine Magazine, and Saveur Magazine to name a few. Currently, Jake is the editorial and test kitchen director of TheFeedFeed.com. Jake went on his Birthright Israel journey in 2013 and has been in…  Read More 
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Passover Recipe: Barbara’s Matzo Ball Soup by Rachel Belle

Rachel Belle is a Birthright Israel alumna, host and co-producer of the acclaimed podcast “Your Last Meal.” She’s a feature reporter on KIRO Radio in Seattle, and “Seattle Weekly” voted her the city’s best FM Radio Personality.  and a feature reporter and talk show contributor. This Passover Rachel shares with us a memory from her Birthright Israel trip and her…  Read More 
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Passover Recipe: Matzo Brittle by Alumna Everything Erica

Erica Eckman is a well-known foodie and founder of the brand Everything Erica. She and her husband went on Birthright Israel in Winter 2018-2019 and have found a new love for their Judaism ever since. We are delighted to share her Birthright Israel story and delicious Matzo Brittle recipe below! Erica’s Story I grew up in a fairly religious, conservative…  Read More 

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