Rivertowns’ Jewish Cultural Festival Begins With Passover Cooking Focus

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Joan-p.12-jewishcookingThe Rivertowns’ 4th Annual Jewish Cultural Festival gets a culinary start this month at Lyndhurst Castle in Tarrytown. Joan Nathan, known as the “Queen of Jewish Cooking from Around the World,” leads off events with a timely session, preceding the Passover holiday, which begins April 22.

“Passover Cooking: An intimate Hour in the Kitchen with Joan Nathan” is scheduled for Sunday, April 10, from 2 to 3 p.m. A limited number of attendees will join Nathan for a cooking demonstration and chat. Nathan, an award winning author, has written twelve cookbooks, and contributes to the New York Times, among other publications.

A following class with Nathan, “Don’t Freeze the Shank Bone and More!” explores the history of the foods of Passover from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Both take place at the Carriage House, Lyndhurst Castle, 635 Broadway, in Tarrytown.

The Festival continues through the week at different nearby locations with sessions ranging from classical music, to the Yiddish newspaper, The Jewish Daily Forward; Broadway Melodies, to the creation of the challah bread, and an invitation only “Mini Mitzvah Makers,” during which four-year-olds in the Rivertowns Jewish Consortium will participate in feeding the hungry and will be entertained.

Further details and ticket information are available on the JJC on the Hudson website, www.jcconthehudson.org.

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