Special Projects

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Culinary Course at Brandeis University

The Gefilteria’s Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz developed an innovative and immersive two-week Culinary Arts and Anthropology course for Brandeis University’s Genesis program that investigates the breadth of Jewish cooking traditions. The course focuses on developing basic cooking techniques and learning to prepare both classic and unfamiliar Jewish foods. Each summer the course takes place in a kitchen classroom and brings in guest speakers and chefs that specialize in Jewish cooking.

Weeklong Residency At Polin Museum, (Warsaw 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.

The Gefilteria Passover Guide (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.