Doing Jewish

It’s what we do every day. Whether it’s the food we favor…a bagel with shmear… or the drive to repair the world…tikkun olam, we Jews are there, especially in Rockland County. We plan to bring Doing Jewish to you every Friday. Sometimes it’ll be fun, sometimes it’ll be serious.

Classic Gazpacho

Outside, it's summer with a vengeance. When it's hot and humid the way it is thes days, the last thing you want to eat for lunch or dinner is soup...unless it's gazpacho. The much loved cold soup of Spanish origin is healthy, delicious, and very popular. Here's a great gazpacho from Old…

JCC Rockland Film Festival

Have you been to this year’s virtual JCC Rockland Film Festival? There have been lots of great films aired this year. Four great films remain: The Mover, available today, Friday, July 24, only, Sustainable Nation, airing and available starting Saturday night, July 25, There Was No Silen…

Vegetarian Chopped Liver

Vegetarian Chopped Liver

Men Who Cook
Congregation Sons of Israel, Upper Nyack

Courtesy of Ira Oustatcher 

  • 2 T. vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion,
  • chopped 1 C. toasted walnuts
  • 4 peeled hard-boiled eggs, divided
  • 1 15 oz. can peas, drained
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Heat the oil in a ski…

D’var Torah from Rabbi Elchanan Weinbach

Maimonides, in his book of commandments, lists one of them this way. Walk in the ways of God. Check out Rabbi Weinbach explaining how we do that both as individuals and as a community...kind of like what we're doing now, especially.  

Summertime Trifle

There may be such a thing as a dessert that doesn't work. We don't think this is one of them. This take on a traditional trifle is a perfect dessert for any Fourth of July celebration. It's simple and can be made by someone for whom the kitchen is not the favorite room in the house. If…