Food & Recipes

Discover food and both traditional and new recipes integral to Jewish culture.

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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.

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Nourishing the Soul and Body with Bread

There are many ways that rabbis nourish their communities. Some focus on working with local charities to support people in need, and others connect with the wider community through education. Some rabbis have found a way to do both using a unique medium: challah.

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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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Shabbat Recipes

Chopped Liver

Tina Wasserman
Another by-product of the Shabbat chicken - thank goodness those Eastern European Jews didn’t waste anything!

Sanbat Wat (Ethiopian Shabbat Stew)

Tina Wasserman
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.

Vegan Challah

Lisa Dawn Angerame
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 Recipes

Camp Recipe: Nellie’s Famous Apple Brown Betty

The URJ Camp Coleman Team
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

URJ Jacobs Camp
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: Chef Lori's Shabbat Brownies

The URJ Camp George Team
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.