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A Seat at the Table: A Journey into Jewish Food

YIVO's Shine Online Educational Series

A Seat at the Table: A Journey into Jewish Food
Sponsored by Edward Blank and Family, The Covenant Foundation, and The Shine Trust

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About This Course

Join us for an exploration into the heart of Jewish food, with an emphasis on the Ashkenazi table. This course features hundreds of never-before-seen archival objects, lectures by leading scholars, and video demonstrations of your favorite Jewish recipes by renowned chefs. Discover how the essence of Jewish food has remained constant even as the recipes have evolved and changed with the migration of Jews around the world.

Featuring: Joan Nathan, Michael Twitty, Alice Feiring, Mitchell Davis (James Beard Foundation), Niki Russ Federman & Josh Russ Tupper (Russ & Daughters), Jake Dell (Katz’s Deli), Darra Goldstein, Liz Alpern & Jeffrey Yoskowitz (The Gefilteria), Lior Lev Sercarz (La Boite), Adeena Sussman, Ilan Stavans, Leah Koenig, Michael Wex and more!

Tuition and Registration Information

All of YIVO’s Shine Online courses are now free. YIVO is offering our entertaining and enlightening Shine Online courses for free. These courses provide meaningful content to sustain our minds and soul. We invite you to use this time to broaden your knowledge and learn about Jewish music, theater, literature, folklore and the history of our people and to access our many other free online resources.

Standard Rate: FREE

Premium Rate: $20 (includes shipping)*


  • Postcard pack (4 postcards) featuring recipes from the class
  • Magnet pack (3 magnets) featuring images from the YIVO Archives
  • YIVO dish towel

Premium Rate Plus: $40 (includes shipping)*


  • Everything in the Premium Rate, AND
  • YIVO apron

*The Premium Rate and Premium Rate Plus pricing is for United States residents only. Please if you live internationally and would like to sign up at one of the Premium Rates.

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