About Tina Wasserman
Is your adult education
committee looking for a program that is exciting, interactive and informative?
Do your members span all age groups and ethnicities? Does Outreach in your
community mean bringing congregants new to Judaism as well as founding members
of the synagogue together to learn about Jewish culture?
describes your house of worship, then meet Tina Wasserman, the author of the
new, bestselling cookbook, Entrée to Judaism: A Culinary Exploration
of the Jewish Diaspora (URJ Press, 2010).
personality, extensive knowledge of Jewish food history, and all aspects of
culinary technique will delight your audiences as she tells the stories behind
the recipes and the recipes behind the stories of the Jewish people throughout
presentations can fit many formats:
- Lecture and Discussion: A PowerPoint-aided talk defining
Jewish food and its historical significance followed by a Q&A session
on all things culinary can be given to a large audience.
- Lunch and Learn: Components of the meal provide the
subject matter for Tina’s talk and Q&A is concurrent with the luncheon.
- Cooking Demonstration and Tasting highlighting recipes of a specific
holiday or region of the world. Tasting of samples and Q&A will follow.
- Hands-On Cooking Workshop: Up to 50 people working in small
groups will prepare interesting and often little-known Jewish dishes. This format is good for family
programming or students with diverse backgrounds.
- Private Cooking Class for
For 12-15 people; this class will provide students with direct supervision
while they prepare a meal representing a regional or multi-region cuisine
from the Jewish Diaspora.
In addition to the preceding programs,
your congregation has the opportunity to purchase Entrée to Judaism from
URJ Press at a significant savings and sell it to benefit your educational
The Washington Post listed Entrée to Judaism as #7
in the top 30 cookbooks of 2009. The
book contains more than 275 recipes in over 480 pages of history and food
folklore, plus scores of delicious full-color photographs. Each recipe includes Tina’s Tidbits, cooking
instructions and culinary hints for novice cooks and experts alike.
Watch Tina on Good Morning Texas!
people are saying about Entrée to Judaism and Tina Wasserman:
“It was so nice to meet you at the WRJ
Assembly. Everyone who heard you speak, both at the workshop that I facilitated
and the one at the URJ meeting, raved about your presentations. My cookbooks
arrived today and I can't wait to share them with my daughters-in-law. My
sisterhood is considering giving the books to new Jews by choice when they
complete their studies to welcome them into the congregation. We will also be
carrying some in our gift shop.”
is spectacular…and huge! I had no idea it was going to be so
extensive—you’re the Julia Child’s of Jewish cooking! I can’t wait to try
some of the recipes.”
“What a beautiful
book. I love it, but most of all I love hearing you talk about it.
That makes this book even more beautiful to me.”
“Tina, you were marvelous on NPR!!! Great
info, I baked apples yesterday, you made me hungry for them. I will forever
roll out pastry dough in powdered sugar… I was thoroughly entertained.”
“We finally got our library copy of the cookbook. I
took it home with me last night, and I wanted to tell you how wonderful it
is! Cookbooks are one of my favorite things to read, and yours is a
gem! You did a fabulous job!!”
“People are still talking about your class here a
few weeks ago – it was great.”
information and to reserve your date:
Wasserman at 214 369-6269 or email at email@example.com.
“Eat in Good Health!”
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