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 
Food Holidays

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 

Shavuot Lotus Butter Cheesecake Recipe

The Jewish festival of Shavuot initially marked the beginning of the harvest and now commemorates when the Israelites received the ten commandments and the Torah. In modern times, Jews began to eat dairy during Shavuot to celebrate the land of Israel flowing with milk and honey. Therefore, blintzes and cheesecakes have become all the rage. Birthright Israel Fellow and artist… Read More 

Recipe Feature: How to Make Homemade Hummus

Hummus has become the dip of all dips thanks to foodies everywhere and certainly Birthright Israel alumni who return home craving it. The creamy, tangy texture pairs well with anything from fresh veggies to pita. In the last few years, it has become so popular in the US that it was named the official dip of the NFL. However, as… Read More 

My “Just Amazing” Tahini Dressing Recipe

I get asked this question all the time: "what is tahini?" My answer is usually, "if you've had hummus, then you've had tahini. If you've had falafel (it tends to be a bit dry, so you add a sauce), that's tahini." At farmer's markets and while doing food demos at Whole Foods around New England, I often tell people that "Tahini… Read More 

Maple Diamant Cookie Recipe

Curious what a diamant cookie is? Well, diamant is French for diamond and a diamant cookie is usually referred to as a French butter cookie. The cookies are coated in coarse sugar which makes them look as if they've been coated in diamonds. Sounds delicious, right? Well, Birthright Israel Foundation is excited to partner with pastry chef and alumna Abby… Read More 
Alumni Food

Video: Pastry Chef & “Chopped Sweets” Champion Abigail Dahan Talks Birthright Israel

Allow us to introduce you to Abigail Dahan, award-winning pastry chef, Birthright Israel alumna, and “Chopped Sweets” champion. Abigail or as you may know her on Instagram as "Abby," participated in Birthright Israel in 2013. In the short video below Abby shares why she wanted to go on Birthright Israel and how the trip was in fact more than just… Read More 

Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake

There is no better way to give thanks than with a tasty dessert! That's why Birthright Israel Foundation is excited to bring you 'Chopped Sweets' winner and alumna Abby Dahan's Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake recipe. Abby's coffee cake stands out from the rest with the addition of pumpkin making it the perfect fall dessert. So, how about a slice of… Read More 
Food Trip Highlights

Developing a Taste for Israeli Food: A Perk of Birthright Israel

There’s no tastier perk on a Birthright Israel trip than the opportunity to eat authentic Israeli food. One bite of falafel and most participants are hooked. The 10-day trip completely immerses the group in the local flavors—entirely foreign fare for many participating Jewish young adults. “At home, my diet consists of chicken fingers and pasta, with the occasional vegetable thrown… Read More 

Easy Shakshuka with Cherry Tomatoes

Are familiar with Shakshuka? The Middle Eastern egg dish originated in North Africa and quickly made its way all over the Middle East. When Jews living in North Africa made their way back to Israel after living thousands of years in the Diaspora, they brought variations of Shakshuka with them. Since then, the dish has become a breakfast staple throughout… Read More 

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