Bubbie's Kitchen

Bubbie’s Kitchen is an innovative cooking program where universal Jewish values are shared, holidays are experienced, foods are tasted, and we learn how mitzvot (good deeds and commandments) make our world a better place. Bubbie’s Kitchen is a welcoming place, and there’s room for all at Bubbie’s table!

The program replicates a Jewish grandmother’s kitchen, where language, recipes, music, stories, and activities can be enjoyed with the whole family and passed on to the next generation.

Cyndi Rand
Jewish Educator and Creator of Bubbie's Kitchen
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Bubbie’s Kitchen: Rosh Hodesh Challah and Hamantaschen Bake

Next Session

Thursday, May 26, 7:00 p.m. — Register on Zoom

Upcoming Sessions
Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

June 23 — Register on Zoom


Bubbie's Best Challah Ingredients


    (makes one loaf)

    • 1 package active dry yeast
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 cup of warm water
    • 1/4 cup oil
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 tablespoon salt
    • 4 – 4 1/2 cups flour (all-purpose or bread flour)
    • 1 egg (to brush on top of braided loaves before we set them to rise)
    Hamantaschen Recipe:


      (recipe produces 4-6 dozen hamantaschen)

      • 4 eggs
      • 1 cup oil
      • 3/4 – 1 cup sugar
      • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
      • 3 tsp baking powder
      • 1/2 tsp salt
      • 4 – 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour (you might need more)
      • Hamantaschen Filling: Apricot, raspberry, strawberry, grape jam, chocolate chips
      • Supplies: Large bowl, spatula, rolling pin, parchment paper, round cookie cutters, cookie sheets, oven

      Preheat oven 350 degrees.
      Combine all liquid ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well. Then add flour, 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. We need a workable dough, so add dough in increments because we don’t want a dough that is too dry. Cut out circles of dough and fill with your favorite filling
      Starting with a third of the dough, roll out on a clean surface (can place dough between two sheets of parchment paper for easier rolling).
      Fill the center of each circle with about 1-2 tsp of filling and pinch sides to form a triangle. (we will learn this in depth during the class)
      Place filled hamantaschen on a cookie sheet (about 12 per sheet and bake for approx 10 mins, till the bottoms are golden.
      Allow to cool for 1 minute, then remove to a plate.

      Bubbie’s Kitchen is generously funded by The Covenant Foundation  and the Irma L. and Abram S. Croll Charitable Trust.

      For more information, contact Cyndi Rand, Jewish Educator and Creator of Bubbie’s Kitchen, at crand@ywhi.org.

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