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Houston’s Top Chefs Cook Kosher Next Monday

Top chefs from across Houston will join in to cook a five-course meal as part of the Gourmet Kosher Extravaganza, an annual benefit dinner for Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s Houston branch. It’s one thing to eat an all-kosher dinner prepared by some well-respected secular chefs, but when’s the last time you attended a meal that had a goal of raising money to establish a cyber security research lab?

Meet Me in Newark? Why New York City’s Neighbor Is Worth a Visit

If you’re looking for vegan or vegetarian options in Newark that happen to be kosher, the Green ChicPea offers a healthy and delicious assortment of options from curated family recipes. The falafel is always in high demand.

How One Jerusalem Joint Is Dealing with Israel’s Terrible Restaurant Wages

The kosher bacon cheeseburger at Jerusalem’s Crave (whose four owners have nearly 30 children between them) might be the best in the country, with vegan cheese, lamb bacon and an egg on top. But Chef Todd Aarons of Tierra Sur fame’s new Jerusalem restaurant is cooking up change in the Israeli restaurant scene—specifically, by doing away with tips.

Why This Tuscan Winery Is Kosher
It’s tough – and expensive — enough following all the laws of keeping wine kosher in places like New York or Israel, where rabbis are plentiful and ready at hand. But what happens when you’re the only Jews in a small village on the edge of Tuscany? The owners of a tiny winery recently found out.

Watch Alex Clare Sing From Rooftops in ‘You’ll Be Fine’ Video: Exclusive Premiere

The beautiful new video for Orthodox Jewish All Star Alex Clare’s song “You’ll Be Fine” features the lyrics “Don’t give in to your emotions/ ‘Cause they’ll get the best of you.” Clare says, “’You’ll Be Fine’ is a shout to all those struggling…be aware of your own potential, and know that obstacles that seem today to be impassable mountains tomorrow will seem like tiny cracks in the pavement…hold on and keep pushing through.”

Vancouver Jewish Teen Wows ‘Chopped’ Judges to Win Canadian TV Cooking Competition

Justine Balin creatively turns unfamiliar — and very unkosher — ingredients into delicious dishes to win $10K prize. Vancouver Jewish day school student Justine Balin doesn’t eat canned ham or stuffed clams, but she wasn’t going to let that stop her from winning $10,000. The talented young chef recently used the treyf ingredients to whip up delicious dishes earning her the title of Chopped Canada Teen Champion.

Division II Hockey, Born in West Hempstead

The Maccabees are the only all-Jewish team in their collegiate roller hockey league. At age 5 or 6, the many of the boys on the YU team took up the sport at the West Hempstead Police Athletic League rink on Hempstead Avenue, where they learned the basics.

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A former Hollywood script editor, Jerusalem event planner, non-profit fundraiser and professional blogger, Sara Levine is an accomplished writer and editor. After graduating from USC's School of Cinematic Arts, her first screenplay was well-received by story executives at major studios. As a journalist, her articles have been published internationally in popular magazines and websites. With over 18 years experience as a story consultant, her notes and critiques on novels and scripts have been used to select and improve material by top studios, networks, agencies and writers in Hollywood and beyond. She is currently at work on her first novel.

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