Hazana

tABLE health’s Hazana programming explores the intersection between Judaism and food in a way that brings deeper meaning to both. Classes can be adapted to suit your community’s needs. No kitchen? No worries! We come fully equipped with everything needed for a successful cooking class.

Adult Programming
Judaism and Nutrition 

From Michelle Obama’s school lunch makeover to McDonald’s new “healthier” Happy Meals to two TV channels now dedicated to just food, it seems that the national conversation about healthy eating is finally catching up to what Jews have known all along: what we put in our bodies is crucially important.

A festive meal is at the heart of nearly every Jewish celebration, and we fulfill the commandment of afflicting ourselves on Yom Kippur by abstaining from food. Whether it’s lox on a bagel or strict observance of the dietary laws of kashrut, food has a way of defining us as Jews.

Join tABLE health for an interactive discussion of Judaism and nutrition. We will explore the notion of shmirat haguf (taking care of one’s body) and its practical applications in today’s world through a text-based study and by preparing a few simple and healthful recipes together.

Quick and Kosher: 15 Minute Meals

Healthy, delicious Kosher cooking does not have to be time consuming or difficult. This interactive class will include cooking demonstrations as well as hands-on recipe preparation to teach participants how to cook wholesome, kosher dinners in 15 minutes or less. Session will include essential knife skills to speed up your nightly prep, cooking demos, and creative meals ideas and recipes.

Sample Menu Items:

  • Spaghetti al limone with grilled escaole and asparagus
  • Maple mustard salmon with bulgur and vegetable pilaf
  • Chicken and black bean chipotle fajitas with spinach
Jewish Holiday Cooking

Our Holiday cooking classes provide unique meal ideas and hands-on cooking demonstrations for fabulous, festive and healthy holiday meals.  We reimagine classic Jewish recipes as flavorful and nutritious family-friendly dishes 

Family Programming
Revitalizing the Shabbat Table

Tired of the same old roasted chicken routine every Friday night? Join us for this family friendly program that will breathe new life into your Shabbat dinner and expand your weekly recipe repertoire. This course will engage family members of all ages in prepping the Shabbat meal through learning to cook healthy twists on Jewish recipes from around the world. We will share our tricks for turning classic dishes from fat-laden artery cloggers into healthful meals to nourish both body and soul.

Hebrew School Programming

Hebrew School programming can be customized to suit any age range, from preschool through high school.

Shabbat and Jewish Holiday Cooking

From apples and honey on Rosh Hashanah, to matzah on Passover, special foods play a vital role in the celebration of almost every Jewish holiday.  tABLE health Shabbat and Holiday Cooking Classes deepen students’ connection to Jewish festivals  by empowering them to get their hands dirty in the kitchen. In each class, children will explore and prepare tasty and healthy recipes that exemplify the foods and themes of each holiday. Holiday Courses include:

  • Shabbat
  • Rosh Hashanah
  • Sukkot
  • Chanukkah
  • Tu B’Shvat
  • Purim
  • Passover
  • Shavuot
  • Fast Days (Preparing for a Fast and Breaking the Fast)
Brachot: Eating with Gratitude

In today’s world of processed foods and meals eaten on the fly it can be difficult to feel a connection to our food’s origins in nature.  Reciting the brachot that were created by our ancestors who grew, harvested and raised their own food is a powerful way to reconnect to the source of our sustenance. In this class, students will explore the brachot recited over food both through text based study and through hands on preparation of simple and healthy recipes that exemplify each blessing.

Sample Recipes Include:

  • Honey Whole Wheat Soft Pretzels (hamotzi) 
  • Sweet and Nutty Granola bars (mezonot)
  • Beet and Carrot “Tsimmes” Hash (adama)
  • Roasted apple and Pears (etz).