recipes

Apple Cake (from the Jews for Jesus Cookbook)
May 18, 2017

3 eggs 1 ¼ C vegetable oil (safflower or corn—no canola, it’s fake) 1 ¾ C sugar 3 C sifted flour 2 tsp baking soda 2 tsp vanilla ¾ tsp salt 3 C diced apples (Granny Smith & Gravenstein are the best) 1 C chopped walnuts * ½ tsp cinnamon * you can substitute the […]

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Passover Recipes
January 24, 2012

    Gefilte Fish Appetizer 2 pounds whitefish 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper 2 pounds pike 3 eggs 2 pounds carp 3/4 cup ice water 4 large onions 1/2 teaspoon sugar 2 quarts water 3 tablespoons matzah meal 4 tsp. salt 3 carrots, sliced in 1/4″ rounds Fillet the fish (or have the dealer fillet it […]

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Potato Latkes
December 1, 2006

What you need: 6-8 Russet potatoes, grated 2 teaspoons salt 1 tablespoon baking powder 2 eggs, beaten 1/4 to 1/2 cup flour pinch of white pepper 1 large onion, chopped fine oil for frying What you do: Place 1 1/2 to 2 inches oil in heavy pan and heat over low to medium heat while […]

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Mushroom Barley Soup
September 20, 2006

If you are entertaining ushpizin for Sukkot here is a tasty treat they’re sure to love. This recipe debuted in Melissa Moskowitz’s Jews for Jesus Family Cookbook and appeared with many other holiday offerings in David Brickner’s Christ in the Feast of Tabernacles.

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Salat Hatzilim
February 5, 2006

Talking about the Middle East always reminds us of some of the wonderful dishes we’ve had there. Try this recipe for Salat Hatzilim – Israeli Eggplant Dip with a Bite, from Melissa Moskowitz. Ingredients: 2 large eggplants (about 4 pounds all together) 5 cloves garlic, mashed 3-4 tablespoons mayonnaise, lowfat or regular 2 teaspoons olive […]

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Susan Perlman’s Bubbe’s Teglach Recipe
September 23, 2005

The story is told of three-year-old Sammy, the youngest child ever to enter the synagogue’s after-school cheder program. After several weeks of classes, he was eager to show his grandfather how much he had learned. But the rabbi wisely had a deeper lesson for Sammy. On Shabbat, after the synagogue service was over, the rabbi […]

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Matzah Kugel with Cheese
January 1, 2005

4-6 matzohs 4 eggs 1 cup milk 1 pound cottage cheese 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons margarine or butter Break matzot into 2″ pieces. Mix eggs with milk and reserve 1/2 cup of mixture. Mix remaining egg/milk mixture with the cottage cheese, salt, brown sugar and cinnamon. Dip […]

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Preserving Mamala’s Memory
December 1, 2002
Author: Vicki Tasman

Traditions can be a way of preserving the memory of a family loved one. Mamala” is my mother-in-law, who passed away last Erev Rosh Hashanah. She always “did up” the holidays top notch, with much gold and silver glitz. She delighted in making things visually appealing and thought-provoking. And when it came to giving gifts, […]

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Celebrating Shavuot in Israel
May 1, 2002
Author: Daphna Sadan

In Israel, at Shavuot time the children come to school dressed in white clothes. The little ones wear crowns of flowers and leaves. We decorate baskets with flowers and leaves and put in fruit as a symbol of the firstfruits that were brought to the Temple. We also fill the baskets with dairy foods like […]

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In the Kitchen of Clara Rubin
November 1, 1999
Author: Laura Barron

Clara Rubin’s parents came from Russia to the United States in 1911. She was born five years later in Brooklyn, New York. Her family had fled the pogroms of Russia for this haven of freedom, but life was difficult and money was scarce. The medical dispensary in Williamsburg, run by Beth Sar Shalom, met the […]

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Fast Foods
September 1, 1980

A popular Jewish cookbook features sample dinner menus that would knock your socks off and stuff you up to your eyebrows. One suggested meal consists of homemade knishes, stuffed breast of veal, sweet and sour cabbage, kasha varnishkes and poppyseed cake—and that’s for just a weeknight meal. We at Jews for Jesus ask: Who eats […]

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