Special Projects

We work with organizations and media companies to create high-quality food content and immersive experiences. From videos and articles to social campaigns and culinary events, we love to collaborate to reach audiences across the spectrum.

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A select list of recent projects:

8 Great Jewish Food Debates, Social Campaign (Hanukkah 2018)

The Gefilteria teamed up with designer Amanda Rios and Photographer Krys Maniecki to produce a series of debates around Jewish foods for Hanukkah 2018. This campaign lives on social media, and asks about applesauce vs. sour cream with latkes, or sinkers and floaters when it comes to matzo ball soup. Check out the campaign here starting Hanukkah 2018.

Official City Guides In Partnership with the nosher (2018-19)

The Gefilteria teamed up with The Nosher, the Jewish food vertical from 70 Faces Media and My Jewish Learning, to create a series of city guides for Jewish food experiences. The first was released in October 2018. More to follow. The aim is to catalog the top Jewish food experiences in major cities, with a special focus on the iconic food institutions and the new innovators opening delis and tour companies and bakeries that give life to the Jewish Food Renaissance sweeping across the globe. See the first guide here.

Dinner Series in Partnership with Polish Cultural Institute (2018)

November 2nd and 4th, 2018 – The Gefilteria is producing curating two dinners celebrating the diversity of Polish cuisine as part of the centenary of Polish regained independence. Guest chef from Poland, Malika, will bring her contemporary spin on Polish classics, as well as her gift for culinary story-telling, and special guest Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is consulting on the Shabbat dinner menu and sharing stories of Polish-Jewish cuisine. More info. here.

Culinary Course at Brandeis University (2015-18)

The Gefilteria’s Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz developed an innovative and immersive 2-week Culinary Arts & Anthropology course for Brandeis University’s Genesis program investigating the breadth of Jewish cooking traditions. The course focuses on developing cooking techniques and learning to prepare both classic and lesser-known Jewish foods. Each summer, the course takes place in a kitchen classroom and brings in speakers and chefs specializing in Jewish cooking.

Residency At Polin Museum (2017)

The Gefilteria was invited by one of Europe’s leading heritage museums to run a series of programs as part of its weeklong residency, culminating in a 100-person Friday night pop-up dinner at the museum in collaboration with Polish celebrity chef Aleksander Baron. The programs, two interactive cooking classes that explored varied elements of Jewish cooking, a panel discussion with leading Polish food personalities and the dinner all aimed to tell the story of Jewish influence in Polish cooking and vice versa, with the added goal of building critical bridges using a shared culinary heritage.

Holiday Video Series (2016-17)

The Gefilteria teamed up with Disruption Media and the Schusterman Foundation to produce a series of high quality cooking videos for 3 major Jewish holidays. See all the videos here.

Residency in North County San Diego (2016)

The Gefilteria deeply immersed itself in North County San Diego’s communities as we ran a series of classes, dinners, and workshops over the course of three weeks. The residency was sponsored and organized by the Leichtag Foundation, with the support of the Schusterman Foundation. 

The Gefilteria Passover Guide, Social Campaign (2016)

For Passover 2016, The Gefilteria commissioned illustrator Maya Ish-Shalom to create 4 illustrated tips straight out of the Old Country for making it an extra delicious Passover. You can view the campaign here.