Food Holidays

Dive into Passover with Birthright Israel Foundation

Passover this year begins at sundown on Monday, April 22, and Birthright Israel has everything you need to make it a delicious and meaningful celebration. Whether you're a seasoned seder host or just starting your Passover traditions, this blog is your one-stop shop for resources. Recipes for a Delicious Passover Looking for new recipes to tantalize your taste buds? Look no further!… Read More 
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Beyond the Apple: A Fruity and Fragrant Mizrahi Charoset

Passover is a time for celebrating freedom and sharing traditions with loved ones. A central part of the Seder meal is the symbolic charoset, a dish representing the mortar used by the Israelites during their enslavement in Egypt. While Ashkenazi charoset often features apples, nuts, and wine, Mizrahi traditions offer a vibrant twist. This recipe for Mizrahi charoset incorporates the… Read More 
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Hamantaschen in a Hurry: A Delicious Shortcut with Pie Crust

Who says homemade Hamantaschen has to be complicated? This delightful recipe takes the stress out of baking these traditional Purim treats by using a store-bought shortcut: premade pie crust! In under 30 minutes, you can whip up a batch of delicious Hamantaschen bursting with your favorite flavors. There is no need to fuss with making dough from scratch—simply grab a… Read More 
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Apple & Fennel Raisin Challah Stuffing

Thanksgiving is a time for celebrating gratitude and coming together with loved ones, and what better way to infuse a twist into your traditional feast than by adding a touch of Jewish and Israeli flavors? The sweet raisin challah, fragrant sage, and fennel create a fusion of flavors that are sure to make your Thanksgiving dinner delicious. Plus, we'll even… Read More 
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A Delicious Blintz Recipe Inspired by Tzfat

Birthright Israel participant Susana Szegedi shares her savory blintz recipe inspired by her time in Tzfat on the trip. She describes being in the middle of a bazaar and seeing a man making blintzes and filling them with mouthwatering ingredients. Instead of the traditional sweet filling, this recipe takes a more savory approach and uses goat cheese, arugula, and watercress… Read More 
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Shavuot: How to Make an Israel-Inspired Sundae Bar

From cheesecake to blintzes to ice cream, Shavuot is all about dairy. What began as a harvest festival thousands of years ago now commemorates the Israelites receiving the Torah at Mt. Sinai. And from there, Jews worldwide celebrate with dairy delights and all-night study sessions. So, this makes Shavuot the perfect time to serve up a sundae bar, complete with… Read More 

Pop Quiz: Can You Name That Jewish Food?

What is your favorite Jewish food? Is it latkes with sour cream, falafel stuffed in pita covered with tahini, or a hot bowl of matzo ball soup? If you are like most Birthright Israel participants, your variety of Jewish foods expands once you've been to Israel. You start to get a taste for hummus, kibbeh, and shawarma, to name a few.… Read More 
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Apple Cider Glazed Baked Chicken Recipe

Nothing says fall more than a glass of apple cider and watching the leaves change colors. In our latest fall recipes, we're bringing you a delicious and easy apple crumble plus a pumpkin spice challah perfect for any gathering. And, for today's eats, we've got an apple cider glazed baked chicken that will melt your mouth. Our recipe calls for… Read More 

Easy Apple Crumble with Israeli Date Syrup

If there is one dessert you must add to your fall favorites, it has to be an apple crumble. It's a classic recipe that's the perfect dish for any family gathering. Whether you serve it at your Thanksgiving dinner or as a scrumptious Shabbat dessert, this apple crumble will sweeten anyone's evening. Plus, we've added a little Israeli flare to… Read More 

Slow Cooker Coffee Rubbed Beef Brisket Recipe

Passover 2023 begins the evening of Wednesday, April 5, and ends on Thursday, April 13, and there is no better main dish to serve than a beef brisket! For centuries, Ashkenazi Jews have been serving beef brisket on Passover, Rosh Hashanah, and Sukkot. Some say it is because it was an inexpensive cut of meat for the Jews living in… Read More 
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Purim Recipe Feature: Hot Fudge Hamantaschen

Purim 2023 begins the evening of Monday, March 6, and ends on the evening of Tuesday, March 7. Whether you're a fan of traditional hamantaschen fillings like raspberry or poppyseed, your taste buds won't want to miss this hot fudge filling. The filling recipe is composed of heavy cream, dark chocolate, and brown sugar to make it oh so decadent.… Read More 

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