About Us

About The Gefilteria

We're a new kind of Jewish food business in Brooklyn, NY. We launched The Gefilteria with a manifesto and the goal of reimagining Old World Jewish cuisine, adapting Eastern European Jewish classics to the values and tastes of our generation. We produce our signature artisanal gefilte fish for sale online and in stores throughout New York City and beyond. We also plan unique dining experiences around the country and lead talks and demos on Jewish food traditions. You can find our gourmet gefilte fish online and in gourmet markets


About The Gefilte Fish

We handcraft our small-batch gefilte terrines on a seasonal basis using the freshest fish from the Great Lakes, as well as olive oil and freshly ground onions. Our gefilte contains no fillers, so bite per bite, you get more high quality goodness and it’s always gluten free! We bake our gefilte in an onion broth, then immediately blast freeze it to maintain freshness. All you have to do is thaw, serve and enjoy. It’s certified kosher by the OU (and for Passover OUP). For more info, check out our FAQ page


About The Team 

Liz Alpern, co-founder

Liz is an experienced cook, food writer and event planner. She got her start in the Jewish food world working with acclaimed cookbook author Joan Nathan. She also worked with national non-profit Fair Food Network, organizing the development aspects of the organization and coordinating a multi-city book tour for Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All. Liz is an MBA Candidate at CUNY Baruch College and is co-writing a narrative cookbook on Old World Jewish cuisine with Jeffrey Yoskowitz called The Gefilte Manifesto: New Recipes for Old World Jewish Foods (Flatiron Books, Fall 2016).


Jeffrey Yoskowitz, co-founder

Jeffrey is a food entrepreneur, pickler and food writer. He grew up visiting New York’s finest Jewish food institutions and has written about all facets of Jewish food for magazines and newspapers. He trained as a pickler at Adamah foods where he fell in love with the art of lacto-fermentation and has worked in the food world as an entrepreneur and a consultant for small businesses. He is co-writing a narrative cookbook on Old World Jewish cuisine with Liz Alpern called The Gefilte Manifesto: New Recipes for Old World Jewish Foods (Flatiron Books, Fall 2016).


Jackie Lilinshtein, co-founder

Jackie helped launch The Gefilteria in 2012, drawing inspiration from her Russian family's ethnic food traditions.