Articles by Mala Blomquist


Chai on Challah

Although the word challah simply means “loaf” in Hebrew, there is no food more associated with Jewish ritual and tradition than the challah. And based on Instagram photos, the baking craze that has swept the nation during the quarantine shows that home bakers are working on more than sourdough starter. Whether sweet or savory, we…


Temple Kol Ami receives a rabbi for life

Photo: Rabbi Jeremy Schneider, RJE. The congregants of Temple Kol Ami received a surprise announcement from the President of the Leadership Board of Trustees, Russ Palay, during his “state of the temple” address on Rosh Hashanah. Russ announced that Rabbi Jeremy Schneider, RJE, had been awarded a lifetime contract by the temple. The announcement was…


A Music Man’s Memoir

Photos courtesy All Exce$$ Occupation: Concert Promoter. Danny Zelisko, an icon in the entertainment industry who has worked as a concert promotor for almost half a century, has filled a book with stories and never-before-seen photos of his memorable career covering more than 12,000 events. He began working on All Exce$$ Occupation: Concert Promoter in…


The Main Event – Rosh Hashanah Main dishes

The main event has arrived! Options for beef, chicken, fish and vegetarian will please everyone’s tastes. Turkish Coffee Rubbed Brisket Recipe courtesy Michael Solomov for Epicurious Photo by Linda Pugliese Ingredients: 2 onions, peeled and quartered 2 large potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch-thick wedges 1 large carrot, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces 1…

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