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"As a kosher caterer, Jewish food means business — welcoming new arrivals, celebrating b’nai mitzvot, behind-the-scenes hustling at weddings, and celebrating a life with family favorites. As a convert, Jewish food has been how I have come to be a part of many families and the community." -- Leah Jaffee, owner of Leah’s Catering

"Sephardic food is part of who I am. It is my family, my heritage, my spirit, my comfort, and my joy in nurturing people by sharing my food. By learning to cook Sephardic food and starting a business to deliver that food to those who do not have either the time or ability to make it themselves, I am helping to keep Sephardic culture alive." -- Rachel Almeleh, author of A Legacy of Sephardic, Mediterranean, and American Recipes and owner of Rachel’s Sephardic Delicacies

"Jewish food is about family and carrying on traditions. It holds little to no religious connection, but a very strong connection to the values and traditions of our Jewish family and community. Whenever I make a classic Jewish meal, I feel I am honoring my family’s heritage by keeping alive the traditions and values I grew up learning." -- Jonny Silverberg, owner of Napkin Friends latke press food truck

In This Feature:

Jonny’s Pale Ale Braised Brisket

"Whenever I make a classic Jewish meal, I feel I am honoring my family’s heritage by keeping alive the traditions and values I grew up learning."

08/01/2015 By Olivia Brent

Rachel's Pumpkin Borekas

"Sephardic food is part of who I am. It is my family, my heritage, my spirit, my comfort, and my joy in nurturing people by sharing my food."

08/01/2015 By Olivia Brent

Leah’s Apple Crown Cake

"As a convert, Jewish food has been how I have come to be a part of many families and the community."

08/01/2015 By Olivia Brent