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.


Meet Our Team

Rabbi Ari Perten
Norman E. Alexander Center for Jewish Life Director
Cyndi Rand
Jewish Educator and Creator of Bubbie's Kitchen
212-569-6200 x234

Bubbie’s Kitchen: Challah Bake

Upcoming Sessions

Take Camp Home
Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.
July 22
August 5
August 19
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)

    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.

    Find your favorite recipes

    from previous sessions.