Discover the Magic of Shabbat with Cookbook Author Adeena Sussman moderated by Bonnie Stern


Discover the Magic of Shabbat with Cookbook Author Adeena Sussman and moderated by Bonnie Stern.

First helping: October 19 – Register here

Second helping: October 24 – Register here

Join us for an engaging conversation and cooking demonstration to feed the soul and stomach! Adeena Sussman takes the stage with good friend Stern to present her new book, “Shabbat: Recipes and Rituals from My Table to Yours.” Savories and sweets from Sussman’s new cookbook will be served.

Growing up in the United States, Adeena always looked forward to the weekly magic of Shabbat: the traditional Jewish day of rest. A treasured time when family and friends come together to relax, unwind, and revel in one another’s company during open-ended, tantalizing meals. Shabbat has been practiced all over the world throughout history.

“In my home, the Shabbat table is a centering force, a nourishing place where one and all are welcome,” says Adeena. “It’s an opportunity every week to feed the soul. Because tradition dictates that the Sabbath is reserved for downtime, Shabbat cooking is all about smart cooking techniques and sound prep.”

Nostalgic, cozy mains like Fig and Pomegranate Brisket and Bubbe’s Extra-Crispy Potato Kugel are crowd-pleasers and require little hands-on attention. Bright salads like Moroccan Carrot, Roasted Kohlrabi, Cherry & Feta, and Sweet & Tart Eggplant are best served at room temperature. Placed alongside spreads like Amba (pickled mango), Tomato Jam, and Schug-a-churri (a blend of Yemenite and South American condiments) on hand, it’s easy to punch up flavour and find something delectable to slather on challah. Top it all off with the show-stopping Lemon Black-Sesame Bundt Cake to the rich comfort of Vegan Rice Pudding, there’s always something special for dessert.

The event will be moderated by Bonnie Stern, one of Canada’s most popular food personalities. Bonnie has hosted three national TV cooking shows, has written a weekly food column for the National Post and operated the Bonnie Stern School of Cooking for 38 years. She’s the author of 12 cookbooks, including the latest, Don’t Worry, Just Cook, the first with her daughter, Anna.

Cooking demonstration by Adeena and light refreshments, inspired by Shabbat’s recipes will be served.

Now more than ever, Shabbat cooking is what we all need…


For further information, please contact

Marnie Mandel at


Galya Sarner at

Presented by:

A Kultura Collective Member

In Partnership with:

Beth Emeth Basi Yehuda Synagogue

Start Date: October 19, 2023

Closing Date: October 24, 2023

7-9 pm

Midtown Toronto

Prosserman JCC, 4588 Bathurst Street




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