Make Shabbat a little sweeter with a dish that blends two iconic desserts – the traditional Mexican dessert of tres leches cake and the classic Eastern European babka. Chef Fany Gerson, author of My Sweet Mexico and Paletas and chef/owner of New York City’s popular La Newyorkina and Fan-Fan Doughnuts, welcomes us into her kitchen for a culinary demo that celebrates her Mexican-Jewish heritage. Inspired by her grandma’s Ashkenazi recipes and the flavors of her hometown in Mexico City, Fany leads the way in the evolving, innovative world of Jewish cuisine.
Fany is joined in conversation with Dr. Analucia Lopezrevoredo, founder and executive director of Jewtina y Co., an anti-racist, anti-oppressive Jewish and Latino/x organization on a mission to strengthen Latin-Jewish community, leadership and resiliency, while also raising awareness of Latin-Jewish multiculturalism. Learn more about Jewtina y Co. and how to get involved in their programs here.
If you’re in your 20s & 30s, we’ve got just the thing to make your Shabbat even sweeter. We’ve teamed up with La Cocina to gift you an innovative snack box with global flavors so you can celebrate Shabbat while supporting cultural diversity, business equity, and female entrepreneurship in the Bay Area. Just add “Keep Noshing” to your registration to receive a complimentary treat delivered to your door after the event. Delivery available within 15 miles of San Francisco.
Shabbat is more than a day of rest. It’s also a day to enjoy the delights of this world and express our gratitude so we’re honoring that with some tikkun olam in one of our city’s beautiful urban gardens in Visitacion Valley. Volunteer with us at Urban Sprouts on Saturday, June 5 from 10:00am – 1:00pm. All ages welcome. Youth under age 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.
Urban Sprouts is an urban farm network dedicated to cooking classes, job training, safe outdoor spaces and garden education in SF’s most under-resourced neighborhoods. This program is supported by a grant from Taube Philanthropies, Rodan Family Foundation and the Libitzky Family Foundation and its philanthropic partnership initiative, “Strengthening Jewish Engagement for Bay Area Young Adults.”
Wondering about ingredients for the event? We’ve included everything you’ll need in the book below. Be sure to flip through, it’s filled with other mouthwatering spins on traditional dishes.
Activities connected to this event are supported in part by the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund’s Young Adult Peer Connector Program.
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