Traditional Desserts Sweeten New Year Celebrations

Sept. 11, 2020 – By BARBARA SILVERSTEIN Shabbat Shalom and welcome to “Kitchen Talk,” the weekly food blog of the CJR. This week, I was thrilled to meet Marcy Goldman, the Montreal-based master baker and author of the iconic cookbook, A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking. Originally published in 1998, it was the first cookbook … Continue reading “Traditional Desserts Sweeten New Year Celebrations”

More Helpings of Iconic Kosher Cookbook

Aug. 7, 2020 – By BARBARA SILVERSTEIN Due to popular demand, Second Helpings, Please!, the iconic kosher cookbook, is back in print. After 50-plus years, this best-selling Canadian cookbook has returned to its roots: The new edition – the 18th – is being published by B’nai Brith Canada, the volume’s original publisher 52 years ago. … Continue reading “More Helpings of Iconic Kosher Cookbook”

Barbara Silverstein

Zoom Life-Cycle Events: The New Normal?

July 30, 2020 – By BARBARA SILVERSTEIN Not long ago, my sister and I were kibitzing about making a bris on Zoom. At the time her daughter was eight-plus months pregnant. She did in fact have a boy, just this week. The COVID pandemic has relegated so many facets of Jewish life to Zoom, the … Continue reading “Zoom Life-Cycle Events: The New Normal?”


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Alan Simons, Canadian Jewish Record

SIMONS: A Study in Others’ Conversation

By ALAN L. SIMONS The time has come in my life when I must freely admit I honestly miss going to Toronto’s United Bakers Dairy Restaurant just by myself for breakfast and sitting at my new favourite table at the south-west corner. Perhaps I should explain. I choose my table very carefully, as I do … Continue reading “SIMONS: A Study in Others’ Conversation”