Jewish New Year Treats

A bowl of matzoh ball soup and 2 glasses of red wine.

Whether or not you celebrate Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, or any of the Jewish High holidays, join us in this hands-on class to learn how to make, using time-honored techniques, some tasty, traditional, Jewish fare steeped in rich history.

Many celebratory Jewish meals begin with Matzo Ball Soup. We'll teach you a traditional Hungarian-Jewish version of the soup taught to us by the famous Hungarian-Jewish restaurateur, Tibor Rosenstein, when we visited him at his eponymous restaurant, Rosenstein, in Budapest. It features a rich and meaty broth made from roasted goose, together with hand-made matzo balls flavored with ginger root. 

Next on the menu–what’s a Jewish celebration during this season of High Holidays without a Challah Turban to symbolize the continuity and the circularity of life? We’ll make our traditional Ashkenazi version–a tender, round challah turban enriched with eggs and honey and studded with rum-soaked raisins.

Finally, for dessert, we’ll rustle up a batch of our newest cookie at the Bakehouse, the German Zimtsterne, cinnamon stars to us. These almond spice treats were traditionally served for Yom Kippur by many German Jews. The star represents twilight and indicates that the sun has fallen and it's time to fast.

Hungary for some challah history? Head to our blog and read, “Hurray for Holiday Challah!”.

You'll leave the BAKE! class with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, and all the tasty Jewish food we made in class.

In-Person: We'll end class with a tasting of what we made and you'll go home with some great coupons.

Additional Products

Cup or Bowl? Cookbooklet


Cup or Bowl?, the first in our series of cookbooklets, features a collection of favorite soups and bread pairings that have graced our Bakeshop lunch menu for nearly 20 years. The cookbooklet includes 15 soup recipes you can make at home, ranging from cold summer classics like heirloom gazpacho to American standards like creamy Tomato De-Vine. Shipping is included in the price of the cookbooklet.

Our classes (except for family classes & kids camps) are for adults 17 & up.

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