Recipe submitted by Barbara Greenberg
The holidays of Passover and Shavuot are connected by a seven week period of time called “The counting of the omer”. Shavuot is basically an agricultural holiday and the “omer” is the sheaf of the first grain to be produced. This first sheaf, usually barley, was offered at the Temple in Jersusalem in biblical times in the form of bread.
Over the years, the time period for counting the omer was fixed at seven weeks and the relation to grain has practically disappeared. In recent times, a new plant from South America has been regarded as appropriate for a Jewish diet. This product, called quinoa, is not exactly a grain but tastes barley-like and has been approved by Rabbis even for the Passover table. Our congregant who submitted the following quinoa salad recipe says it is both delicious and presents well.
Welcome! It is our hope that congregants will use this page to both submit and make recipes that are part of our Jewish experience, family history or prepared during holidays and life cycle events throughout the year.
Jewish cooking has simmered in every corner of the world since the Diaspora many centuries ago. Congregant-submitted recipes will likely represent the cultural diversity in our community and can be a common bond among members of Central Synagogue, as well as the community beyond our own Synagogue “walls”.
We anticipate the Food for the Soul initiative will enhance:
We welcome our congregants to submit recipes (yes, even more than one!) to this webpage by accessing and completing the Recipe Submission Form (on this website). We will be featuring one recipe at a time but all recipes will be archived and remain available to you on the webpage.
We encourage you to submit favorite family recipes, especially those you cherish making for Jewish holidays, life cycle events or those that bring back fond memories of growing up in a Jewish home.
The recipes will not be “tested” in our kitchen so please be as accurate as possible when submitting them. It is also our understanding that submitted recipes are original or otherwise in the public domain.
Central Synagogue cannot be responsible for any adverse events as a result of making or eating these foods. Please avoid eating any ingredients that might cause known allergic reactions.
So, let’s begin!!
Man does not live by bread alone.”
Welcome to our Food for the Soul webpage. It is our hope that congregrants will enjoy submitting and making recipes that are part of our Jewish experience, family history or prepared during holidays and life cycle events throughout the year.