Chef Ilana is a culinary school graduate with extraordinary experience in all aspects of cooking. This includes working with a five-star Swiss chef the past 3 years.
Attendees will participate in the prepping and preparing of a scrumptious meal. Basic and advanced tips and techniques will be demonstrated and taught. After the meal is prepared the cooking class participants will sit down and enjoy the fruits of their labor.
Cucumber watermelon gazpacho
Zucchini stuffed with dried fruit and nuts, with couscous and Moroccan spiced tomato sauce
Shortbread linzer tart
The foods that we carry upward on our spiritual journey are called kosher foods. We need energy to do good things in our lives. When we eat kosher foods, we elevate our lives.
Program – Master Baker, Amy Shur Nelson, will lead us into a yummy baking lesson with our goodies made to be brought home. Amy has been baking professionally for most of her adult life. Her incredible edibles can be found in some of the top stores and can also be ordered directly from her.
Thursday, April 15
Love your Fellow / Film Discussion
Movie Discussion – The Witness
This 20 minute, rarely available film, is a truly amazing holocaust enactment of deep psychological pathos. NOT YOUR USUAL FILM! This extremely moving film follows a path rarely, if ever, explored by any other film or documentary. Presented by Karen Tobin, who will also lead a discussion period after the film is shown. Santa Fe poet Janet Eigner will read some of her work for this poignant evening.
Sponsored by Beverly Berger and Trudy Blitz in memory of father and husband Joseph Blitz, and Lena Keslin in honor of the Jewish Women’s Circle
Thursday, May 13
Family Purity - New Mikvah Tour
There is no place of greater spiritual energy and beauty than the union of a man and a woman. A mikvah is a pool designed around a natural flow of water, such as rainwater or spring water. The idea of the mikvah is so natural, so ingenious. Women need this cycle What an amazing way to keep a marital union fresh.
Program – We will enjoy a tour of the new state-of-the-art mikvah and hear speakers Julie Weinstein and Judith Fein discuss this highly significant aspect of Jewish life.
Sponsored by Meg Cywink in honor of Devorah Leah Levertov and her daughter, and Judy Moore-Kraichnan in memory of her husband, Robert H Kraichnan.
Tuesday, June 9
Charity and End of Year Dinner and Discussion
Life is not about what you get, it’s about what you give. Every time your hand does an action of giving, it becomes, more and more, a giving hand.
Our end of the year dinner and party. Great Food! Great Conversation! We’ll review this past year’s activities and discuss new ideas for the Jewish Women’s Circle.
Sponsored by Jane Hochberg in honor of her husband Steve’s 65th birthday; and Camille Ovitsky in memory of her father.