Aly Miller

Aly Miller was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, and has been living in Brooklyn for the past 3 years. She graduated in 2011 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied human geography and lived in a lively vegan Jewish co-op. When she's not writing about food, she's probably cooking or illustrating it. Follow her at

Aly Walansky

Aly Walansky is a sought-after writer and editor with a decade of experience in the lifestyles realm, and contributes to dozens of major publications regularly. Her job involves a great deal of travel to all corners of the globe, a perk she has used to amass quite an impressive collection of spices and hot sauces from around the world.

Amy Kritzer

Amy Kritzer is a food writer and recipe developer in Austin, TX who enjoys cooking, theme parties and cowboys. She challenges herself to put a spin on her Bubbe’s traditional Jewish recipes and blogs about her endeavors at What Jew Wanna Eat. Her recipes have been featured on Bon Appetit, Daily Candy, The Today Show Blog and more. You can follow her blog,

Amy Stopnicki

Amy Stopnicki is a busy mother of four, an active member of her community and successful event planner for over 15 years. Her culinary business skills have included menu creation, coordinating and implementing food tastings and events for more than 900 people. Amy is frequently asked to do cooking demos for private groups as well as non-profit organizations. She lives in Toronto with her husband and four children.

Avigail Hurvitz-Prinz

Avigail Hurvitz-Prinz is an independent college counselor at <a href="">Brick By Brick College Counseling</a>, but in her spare time she loves baking cakes and blogging about it.

Aviv Harkov

Aviv Harkov is a self-taught cook and baker, who runs a private catering business. She is also a freelance food writer and recipe developer who has written articles for Tablet Magazine,, The Joy of Kosher, as well as runs her own kosher cooking blog Everything is Kosher,

She is open to culinary critique and comments via email at or via Twitter @ETiskosher.

Aviva Kanoff

Aviva Kanoff is an artiste extraordinaire. She paints, teaches and dabbles in photography. Her creative approach to life led her to artistic experimentation with food, and after years of creating her own recipes and working as a personal chef, she wrote The No-Potato Passover and is working on her next cookbook, Gluten-Free Around the World.

Becca Goldberg

Becca Goldberg is the founder and creative director at Suite Paperie, a Manhattan-based design and stationery studio. Suite Paperie specializes in creating custom suites for weddings, events and businesses. From invitations, note cards and announcements to logos, letterhead and business cards, Suite Paperie works with clients to design pieces that showcase who they are and what they do. To learn more:

Brittany Fishman Pais

Brittany Fishman Pais lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband and can be found blogging at She loves planning parties, eating copious amounts of Nutella, and stomping on crunchy leaves.

Brittany Wayne

Brittany Wayne grew up in Weston, CT and enjoyed baking with her parents from a young age. In high school, Brittany completed a year-long independent study on cake decorating, culminating in a three-tiered wedding cake. The teacher who graded the study gave Brittany a D because she didn’t believe Brittany made the cakes she brought in each month. Brittany did make the cakes. You can follow Brittany and her cake creations on Twitter, and Instagram,

Bryan Libit

With more than a decade of experience as an architect and business strategist for the food and retail industries, Bryan Libit joins forces with friend and business partner Mimi Mok to launch Stir Market, a neighborhood food hall in Mid-City Los Angeles. Libit lives in downtown Los Angeles. The 35-year-old entrepreneur organizes student competitions sponsored by the L.A. chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He also volunteers with the Los Angeles Food Policy Council, assisting businesspeople in disadvantaged neighborhoods with transforming blighted corner stores and convenience marts into effective retailers that sell healthy foods and community services.

Carol Ungar

Carol Ungar is a freelance writer who lives in Israel. She has written for Tablet Magazine, The Jerusalem Post and other publications. Her website is She is a mother, grandmother and inspired home cook.

Chanie Apfelbaum

BIO: Born and raised in Brooklyn, Chanie Apfelbaum runs the popular kosher cooking blog When she's not busy caring for her little ones, Chanie blogs about her cooking, crafting and coping adventures. She combines her love of writing, photography and design to bring you original dishes and crafts.

Chaya Rappoport

Chaya Rappoport is the blogger, baker and picture taker behind Currently a senior in high school, she's been blogging since 2012 and her work has been featured on The Feed Feed,, Food and Wine and Conde Nast Traveler. She lives in New York with her family and dreams of one day opening up her own bakery, where she'll serve burnished pies, artisan loaves of bread and flaky pastries alongside endless cups of coffee. For now, you can find her sharing seasonal recipes and delicious desserts on her blog and postings snaps of her day to day baking on her instagram account, @retrolillies.

Christina Lane

Christina Lane is the author of the popular food blog, well known for its small-batch recipes. Her food writing and photography have been featured on popular food websites including The Kitchn, Tasty Kitchen, and The Huffington Post. She has also been featured on The Today Show and QVC. A Texan by birth, she has lived all over the States, and describes her recipes as a unique blend of Southern, Californian, and Midwestern. She bakes and eats dessert daily.

Dahlia Abraham-Klein

Dahlia Abraham-Klein has a Master's of Science in Education. She has been conducting Spiritual Kneading Rosh Chodesh Challah Baking groups within her Long Island community since 2010. She has taught privately in her home, as well as to larger groups in local synagogues and Adult Learning centers. She has previously published a cookbook, Silk Road Vegetarian: Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free Recipes for the Mindful Cook. The cookbook focuses on Dahlia's ancestral Jewish cuisine from Central Asia, and includes over one hundred gluten-free recipes that utilize local ingredients, making the dishes more accessible to the West.

Daniel Estrin

Daniel Estrin is a print and radio journalist. Follow him on Twitter at @danielestrin

Daniella Silver

When she learned that two of her children had food allergies, Daniella had to modify many of her family’s favorite dishes, and she became inspired to create her own repertoire of recipes. As both a culinary artist and a busy mom of three, Daniella’s cooking reflects a focus on wholesome, family-oriented recipes that are beautifully presented and full of flavor.

Daniella lives in Toronto with her husband and children. You can visit her website at

Danielle Feinberg

Danielle Feinberg grew up in Southern California but has often been mistaken for a "true New Yorker." She has a BA, an MA, and Grande Diploma of Pastry Arts -- none of which has anything to do with her current regular employment. She puts salt on her cookies before baking, and could probably eat pizza seven days a week. Danielle lives in NYC with her husband, two sons, and dog.

Danielle Oron

Danielle is a chef, photographer and writer of her blog “I Will Not Eat Oysters”, the owner of a milk & cookies bakery in Toronto, and now cookbook author. She is an Israeli-Moroccan-Canadian-American classically trained at the French Culinary Institute. She believes she was Korean in another life and eats with her mouth open.

Dawn Lerman

Dawn Lerman is a board-certified nutrition expert, founder of Magnificent Mommies Wellness and a contributor to the New York Times Well Blog. Her company Magnificent Mommies provides nutrition education to student, teachers and corporation. Dawn counsels clients on weight loss, diabetes, high blood pressure, ADHD and other diet-related conditions. She is a sought-after speaker and consultant and lives in New York with her two children.

For more information about Dawn, go to Or follow Dawn on twitter @DawnLerman or on Facebook Dawn Lerman

Dini Klein

Dini is an enthusiastic foodie, personal chef and the founder of Dini Delivers. In addition to hosting her own YouTube channel (Dini Delivers), Dini creates food videos for Tastemade's website and Snapchat discover page. She has written articles for food magazines and websites including The Feedfeed and Refinery 29. Dini’s partnership with Above and Beyond Catering, a New Jersey based catering company, allows her to deliver larger events such as weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, and everything in between. Dini lives with her husband and two daughters in New Rochelle, NY.

Elizabeth Kurtz

Elizabeth Kurtz’s passion for food and sharing great recipes led her to create the highly acclaimed website in 2009. Her site has become the go-to kosher recipe site for tens of thousands of loyal readers. Elizabeth teaches cooking classes, develops recipes and appears in cooking videos for, and

She writes cooking columns for the Jerusalem Post, and numerous other publications. Though followed by thousands of readers a day, her biggest fans remain her husband and yummy children. She loves farmer’s markets, cookbooks, talking about food and of course, cooking. But, perhaps most of all she loves making the world just a little bit more delicious.

Gabi Moskowitz

Gabi Moskowitz is the editor-in-chief of the nationally-acclaimed blog BrokeAss Gourmet, author of The Brokeass Gourmet Cookbook, (May 2012) and Pizza Dough: 100 Delicious, Unexpected Recipes, (November 2013). She writes regularly for The Washington Post and The Guardian. Gabi is also the producer of Young and Hungry, an ABC Family comedy (Wednesdays at 8/7 Central), inspired by her life and writing. She lives in San Francisco.

Inbal Baum

Inbal Baum is the founder and CEO of Delicious Israel - a culinary company that shows off Israeli food and wine to visitors through tours, cooking workshops, private Shabbat dinners and the latest offshoot - Koofsa - a subscription box service delivering Israeli goodies to your doorstep. After working as an attorney in a New York City law firm then later as a consultant in the Start-Up Nation, Inbal left behind her desk job and moved to Israel in 2009 to follow her entrepreneurial heart and passion. To learn more, visit Inbal's website,

Izzy Darby

Izzy is a vegan food blogger at Veganizzm where she strives to make plant-based eating approachable and fun. Izzy's day job is marketing at America's Test Kitchen and her night job is sleeping.

Follow for more recipes and jokes on Instagram and Twitter at @veganizzm.

Jennifer Stempel

Jennifer Stempel is a TV development executive, who lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son. When she's not developing new TV shows, she enjoys teaching cooking classes, and blogs about her experiments in the kitchen. To read more about her culinary adventures, check out:

Joy Prevor

A food aficionado and graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, Joy Dawn Prevor has served as a major gifts fundraiser and senior executive in the Jewish nonprofit sector for over 17 years.

Keith Cohen

In 2007, Keith Cohen purchased New York's Orwasher's Bakery, listed among the top ten bakeries in America. He launched a new line of Artisan Wine Breads in 2009 under the brand name Oven Artisans. Cohen created his new breads with a wine grape starter in collaboration with Channing Daughters Vineyard in Long Island. The technique used dates back to ancient Egypt, where bakers who were baking bread in the same facility as wine was being fermented discovering that the natural yeast in the air from the fermenting grapes would leaven the bread and give it special flavor. His cookbook, Artisan Bread, will feature the techniques used as well as the recipes for Orwasher's most famous breads adapted specifically to facilitate home baking.

Kenden Alfond

Kenden Alfond is the editor and creator of Jewish Food Hero, a site that offers beautiful resources + plant-based menus for the Jewish holidays. She has spent the last 10 years living and working around the world on humanitarian, post-conflict, and development issues with the United Nations and several NGOs. You can also find her on Instagram @JewishFoodHer

Kim Kushner

Kim Kushner is a chef, a teacher, author of The New Kosher(Weldon Owen, August 2015) and the best-selling kosher cookbook, The Modern Menu(Gefen 2013). Kim’s first book received extensive international and domestic media attention including The Today Show, Huffington Post, Oprah,com,Chicago Tribune, San Jose Mercury News and TheKitchn, among many others. The Modern Menu was also voted “The Best New Kosher Cookbook of 2013” by Since 2005, Kim has been operating Kim Kushner Cuisine LLC, where she focuses her energy on teaching these wildly popular cooking classes. She has travelled the world teaching cooking classes in London, Italy, France, Israel and Canada. Through her cooking demonstrations, Kim has helped raise money for multiple charities and fundraisers. Kim’s sleek, modern kosher kitchen is featured in the 2015 James Beard Award-winning cookbook, The Kitchn Cookbook.

Leah Koenig

Leah Koenig is a writer and cookbook author whose work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, Saveur, CHOW, Food Arts, Tablet, Gastronomica, and Every Day with Rachael Ray. Leah writes a monthly food column for The Forward and a bimonthly column for called “One Ingredient, Many Ways.” She is the former Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning blog, The Jew & The Carrot, and she is a frequent contributor to, where her recipes are very popular, and highly praised.

Her first cookbook, The Hadassah Everyday Cookbook: Daily Meals for the Contemporary Jewish Kitchen, was published by Rizzoli in 2011. The book was named one of the “Best Books of 2011? by Library Journal and The Kitchn called it “a big, beautiful book that is also down-to-earth and completely accessible.”

Leora Kimmel Greene

Leora Kimmel Greene is a food loving, adventure seeking, event planner with a passion for photography, event design, yoga, and DIY projects! She is a blogger documenting her experience of accomplishing 30 things before she turns 30. She lives in Brookline, MA with her husband and their dog Roki. You can also follow her on Twitter.

Lindsay Nathanson

Lindsay Nathanson is a photographer and baker who can be found at and

Lior Lev Sarcasz

Lior is a chef, spice blender and owner of La Boîte Biscuits & Spices, a spice shop and art gallery in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen. Lior and La Boîte have been profiled in national publications including The New York Times, Vogue, In Style, Food & Wine and the Saveur magazine 100. He grew up in Israel, and trained as a chef the U.S., working for renowned French chefs Olivier Roellinger and Daniel Boulud with whom he shared a burning passion for spices. Lior believes his mission is to inform people about where spices come from, how they grow, what they look like in their natural environment, and, ultimately, how to be inspired by them in the kitchen.

Liz Rueven

After years of eating too many slabs of grilled salmon and pasta topped with soggy veggies, Liz Rueven got serious about finding the restaurants that serve plenty of vegetable based dishes for kosher keepers like her. She's kosher on the inside, veg on the go, and always on the lookout for the most scrumptious, organic, seasonal eats wherever she lands. Restaurant and product reviews, tips on events where like-minded eaters can actually eat, and news about folks in the food world are all fair game. Check out her blog, Kosher Like Me.

Mandy Silverman

Mandy Silverman grew up in St. Louis, went to college in Ann Arbor (Go
Blue!), stuffed her first challah in Pennsylvania, and created
Mandylicious nearly 2 years ago in Sharon, MA. You can follow her creations at or follow
@Mandylicious on Facebook or Instagram

Matthue Roth

Matthue Roth's newest book is Automatic. He is also the author of three novels and the memoir Yom Kippur a Go-Go, and is an associate editor at His screenplay 1/20 is currently in production as a feature film.

Max Gottesfeld

Max is a wine professional in the Philadelphia Area. He works directly with restaurants and retail customers, helping them navigate the world of wine. Max has been in the “wine industry” for 10 years and has focused on helping people find great wines at great prices.

Mayim Bialik

For all things Mayim, visit her blog on Mayim Hoya Bialik is best known for her lead role in the 1990s NBC sitcom Blossom, as well as for her portrayal of the young Bette Midler in "Beaches." She has also appeared in Woody Allen's "Don't Drink the Water," HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" and is currently recurring on CBS' The Big Bang Theory as Sheldon's love interest, Amy Farrah Fowler. She has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. She lives in Los Angeles and has written two books, "Beyond the Sling" about her family's experience with parenting by intuition, published in March 2012 by Simon and Schuster, and a cookbook, "Mayim's Vegan Table," published by Da Capo Lifelong Books in February, 2014.

Melinda Strauss

Melinda Strauss loves to cook original, experimental and adventurous recipes and make them accessible for anyone's kitchen on her blog She has been featured in Joy of Kosher, Buzzfeed Food and Cosmopolitan Magazine among other media outlets. She enjoy getting emails and can be reached at

Michele Streit Heilbrun

Michele (Mikie) Streit Heilbrun is the co-owner of Streit's Matzos, founded by her great-grandfather in 1925 on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Manhattan, she is a recent transplant to Savannah, Georgia. Mikie spent more than twenty-five years as a casting director and the last few as the proud mother of her daughter, Joey.

Miri Rotkovitz

Miri Rotkovitz is a food writer, editor, and recipe developer. As’s Kosher Food Expert (, she shares creative recipes, entertaining tips, and articles exploring kosher culture. She is also Registered Dietitian with a special interest in prenatal, child and maternal health.

Miriam Pascal

Miriam Pascal is the founder of, one of the world’s leading destinations for kosher recipes, with hundreds of thousands of monthly visitors. A self-taught cook and baker, Miriam shares her passion for recipes, food, and photography on her website, as well as in her monthly food column in Ami Magazine’s Whisk.

Miriam has garnered a large and loyal following of home cooks who appreciate her expertise and experience in creating simple, family-friendly recipes that fit the lifestyles of busy cooks who want to feed their families nutritious and delicious meals. Miriam’s work has been featured by The Today Show, The Huffington Post, and numerous other national magazines and other media.

Naomi Elberg

After moving to Michigan with her family back in 2011 Naomi unpacked her stand mixer, started baking and hasn't stopped since. She specializes in gourmet challahs, babkas and seasonal goodies for all dietary needs including vegan ,gluten-free and various allergies. She can be contacted via instragram at tgis_naomi.

Naomi Ross

Naomi Ross is a cooking instructor and food writer. She teaches classes throughout the tri-state area and writes articles connecting good cooking and Jewish inspiration. Visit her website and blog at:

Naomi Sugar

Naomi Sugar is the author of, a blog dedicated to making and sharing her ice cream creations. At 365scoops we believe in good, old fashioned ice cream free of preservatives (and ingredients that you cannot pronounce!) We mix only the best organic milks, creams, sugar and eggs, with a variety of flavors to create artisanal, custom-made flavors. When she’s not creating ice cream, Naomi works for Project Sunshine, holds a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University, and has a blast hanging with her two-year-old son. Follow her at @365scoops and on Facebook.

Natasha Rosenstock Nadel

Natasha Rosenstock Nadel is a kosher and vegan writer living in a family of confirmed carnivores. When she isn't cutting fruits and vegetables into stars, hearts or animals, she is hard at work on her upcoming book, Healthy Family, Healthy You. You can find her recipes, resources and tips at She lives in Potomac, MD with her husband and two children.

Olga Berman

Olga is one of those people who think about dinner while still having breakfast. She is constantly creating recipes in her head and in her kitchen inspired by a childhood in Russia and travels through the US and abroad. Mango & Tomato is where she shares her love of food and nothing makes her happier than when readers create her recipes to rave reviews. When she's not obsessing about food, Olga obsesses with the people in her life, salsa dancing, jewelry, orchids, photography, travel and home decorating.

Olga Massov

Olga Massov is <a href=>The Sassy Radish</a>, a food writer and a home cook. Her first cookbook is <em><a href=>The Kimchi Cookbook</a>.

Paula Shoyer

Paula Shoyer is the author of <a href="">The Kosher Baker</a>, and most recently was featured as a contestant on the <a href="">Food Network's Sweet Genius</a>.

Penny Schwartz

Penny Schwartz is a Boston-based freelance journalist specializing in Jewish subjects and the arts. She's a contributing writer for and her articles are also published in the Boston Globe, Times of Israel, JewishBoston, The Artery, Hadassah Magazine, and Jewish Journal of Boston. Follow her @PennySchwartz.

Rachel Harkham

Rachel Harkham is writer, Cook, chocolatier and celebrationist. Her cookbook Get Cooking! A Jewish American Family Cookbook present creative American interpretations of classic Jewish dishes. For even more fun and yummy recipes check out

Rachel Kor

Rachel Kor is the author, recipe developer, designer, and photographer behind her blog at She loves to create delicious recipes, classic yet stylish holiday table settings, impressive centerpieces, and chic gift ideas that make you look like a pro! Rachel is dedicated to the art of living in a beautiful way and aims to make decorating and entertaining more accessible and approachable. She currently lives in NYC with her husband.

Rachel Korycan

Rachel Korycan lives in Washington, D.C. and is a Development Coordinator at The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

Rebecca Firkser

Rebecca Firkser is a New Jersey-based food writer and blogger. A recent graduate of Smith College, she studied Theatre Design and Art History. She dreams of someday being as quick-witted as Pete Wells. She blogs regularly at Spices and Spatulas.

Rebecca Pliner

With a background in fashion design, cooking and pastry, Rebecca Pliner brings different aspects of creativity to her recipes from concept to plating. She runs a dessert company in Queens called I want that Dessert, You can also find Rebecca on instagram @iwantthatdessert.

Reyna Simnegar

Reyna was born in Caracas, Venezuela and moved to the United States in 1995 to pursue her degree in Interior Design. She began to take classes at UCLA and found her bashert (destined life-partner), Sammy, when he was her customer at Taco Bell on campus! They now live in Boston with their five sons. Reyna writes the blog and her first cookbook is Kosher Food from the Non-Persian Bride.

Rivka Friedman

Rivka Friedman is a native Washingtonian, back in her home town after stints in Manhattan and Jerusalem. She spends the lion's share of her free time cooking up a storm and making pottery in which to serve said cooking. With whatever time remains, Rivka maintains a food blog, <a href= "">NotDerbyPie</a>, where she catalogs her cooking adventures and posts photos that'll make you hungry.

Ronnie Fein

Ronnie Fein gave up a fast-track, high-pay job as an associate at a major Wall Street law firm to become a freelance food and lifestyle writer. Over the years she has written for the food sections of daily newspapers including Newsday, The Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Time, and for numerous publications including the New Jewish Voice, Connecticut Bride, Connecticut Magazine, Jewish Woman Magazine, Westport and Greenwich Magazines, Consumer’s Digest, New Canaan Advertiser and others. She writes for on-line sites including The Jewish Week and JoyOfKosher. Ronnie is also author of four cookbooks: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Cooking Basics, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to American Cooking, Hip Kosher, and The Modern Kosher Kitchen. She was also a contributing editor to The New Cook’s Catalogue, the 25th anniversary edition of the James Beard original.

Sabrina Ovadia

Sabrina Ovadia was born and raised in Casablanca, Morocco and grew up watching her mother and grandmother create delicious dishes from scratch using fresh, local ingredients and spices from the market. She moved to New York city to pursue her studies and after graduating from college discovered her passion to recreate the dishes she enjoyed growing up.

Her cooking style features fresh, yet familiar dishes made from scratch using high quality ingredients. Sabrina takes age-old Moroccan recipes passed down from mother to daughter and recreates them for a healthy, modern lifestyle.

You can follow Sabrina on Instagram @TheBees_Kitchen or he blog

Samantha Ferraro

Samantha Ferraro is the food blogger and photographer for The Little Ferraro Kitchen. Samantha comes from a diverse background and is originally from Brooklyn NY, until she turned to the island life and moved to Hawaii. Now Samantha blogs about world cuisine recipes made easy in Southern California with her Italian husband and their dog Hula. When she’s not blogging or making a mess in the kitchen, you can find her traveling the world for recipe inspiration. For more world cuisine recipes, follow Samantha at

Samantha Mattox

Samantha Mattox is the recipe developer and food lover behind Pass the Challah, a food blog full of crowd-pleasing kosher recipes. Her recipes are uncomplicated, full of flavor, and full of love. She grew up in Dallas, Texas, graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Business Management, and is now back in Dallas after spending a much-loved year in Israel. She works in Finance and spends all her spare time in the kitchen. Check out her recipes at

Sandy Leibowitz

Sandy Leibowitz is a typical Hispanic Jew that cooks delicious food that happens to be kosher. She trained at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and shined her knives at some of the best non-kosher restaurants in New York City (the Russian Tea Room and Spice Market just to name a few). She is a recent mom of two girls. Visit her at and on instagram @thekoshertomato

Shannon Sarna

Shannon Sarna is the editor of The Nosher. Born to an Italian mother who loved to bake, a Jewish father who loved to experiment, and a food chemist grandfather, loving and experimenting with diverse foods is simply in her blood. Her writing and recipes have been featured in Tablet Magazine, JTA News, The Jewish Week, Joy of Kosher Magazine and Buzzfeed.

She graduated from Smith College in Northampton, MA with a degree in Comparative Government and Spanish Language and Literature and currently lives in Jersey City, NJ. To see what Shannon is cooking and eating, follow her on twitter @shasarna and on Instagram.

Sheri Silver

Sheri Silver is writer of the blog Donuts, Dresses and Dirt ( – where she shares all of her passions, including baking and cooking, gardening and shopping, and her adventures in and around New York City with her husband and 3 kids.

She is also a regular contributor to Babble Food, Buttoned Up and VRAI Magazine

Sheridan Gayer

Sheridan Gayer loves cooking up meals for up to 10 people all from her tiny NYC kitchen. During working hours, you can find her serving as the Assistant Director of the Institute for Israel & Jewish Studies at Columbia University, where she's also on General Studies Alumni Association board. She blogs at:

Shlomo Schwartz

Chef Shlomo Schwartz, founder of Your Soul Kitchen, was born and raised in Israel and moved to New York City in 2010. After completing his studies at New York’s CKCA Culinary School, he worked at some of the NYC’s finest restaurants such as The Prime Grill, Porter House, and Boulud Sud, and at Catit and Blue Sky restaurants by Chef Meir Adoni in Tel Aviv.

Today Chef Shlomo is a Food and Travel Entrepreneur Chef in NYC. Shlomo runs culinary trips to Israel, culinary workshops instructor, personal and private chef, food writer and recipe developer.
Shlomo’s travels and background inspire his food. His passion is in working with healthy, fresh, and seasonal contemporary Israeli, Mediterranean, Kosher, and Jewish cuisine.

Shushy Turin

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY Shushy has always had a great love for delicious food. It wasn't until a year getting married that started learning about the different places foods come from, different culinary styles and great techniques. Her Instagram account @cookinginheelss is a peek into her daily food adventures and her obsession with shoes. Her recipes have been featured in Ami Magazine, Binah Magazine, Joy of Kosher, FYI Magazine and several blogs. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, two children and 47 pairs of shoes.

Stephanie Hanan

Stephanie is half of The Kosher Foodies,, a kosher recipe blog with a Syrian twist, where she and her identical twin sister, Jessica, share their kitchen concoctions. She lives in New York City with her husband, David, and son, Steven.

Tamar Fox

Tamar Fox is an associate editor at She has an MFA in fiction writing from Vanderbilt University, and a BA from the University of Iowa. She has worked as the editor of the religion blog at, and is on the Editorial Board at The Jew and the Carrot. She spent a summer as a fellow at Yeshivat Hadar, and was a Senior Apprentice Artist for four years at Gallery 37 in Chicago.

Tami Ganeles-Weiser

Tami Ganeles-Weiser is a writer and editor, recipe developer, culinary educator, and caterer. She is a regular columnist for, and contributes to Moment Magazine and TheHomeMonthly.comRecipe Box. Find more of her writing and recipes on her website

Tova Ross

Tova Ross is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Huffington Post. She is a contributing blogger for Kveller at and she tweets at @tovamos.

Vered Meir

Vered Meir lives in Oakland, California, where she works as a database administrator and book indexer. In her free time, she loves baking, making jam, exploring the outdoors, and marveling at the beauty of the Bay area.

Vicky Cohen and Ruth Fox

Vicky Cohen and Ruth Fox are sisters who were raised in Barcelona Spain. Their parents are Syrian-Lebanese Jews but now they live, cook and blog from the East Coast of the U.S. about their family recipes and healthy eating at May I Have That Recipe.

Victoria Sutton

Victoria Sutton has a BA from Barnard College, and the Grand Diploma in Classic Pastry Arts from the French Culinary Institute. She works as a freelance chef in New York City.

Whitney Fisch

Whitney Fisch received her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan and is currently working as a middle school counselor. When not dealing with the trials and tribulations of roughly 200 middle schoolers at varying stages of puberty, she is cooking... a lot. She is a personal chef and blogs about all things food and life on her blog, You can follow Whitney's adventures in parenting and life on her blog as well as in other media outlets such as The Huffington Post, and The Times of Israel, all of which Whitney is a contributor for.

Yosef Silver

Yosef Silver is Food Writer living in Overland Park, KS. He and his wife Daniella found home in Kansas City in 2011 where they raise their children to enjoy wholesome, home-cooked food. Yosef shares his outlook on food at This American Bite and is a contributor for Joy of Kosher and The Times of Israel. When away from the Kitchen, Yosef is a Marketing Strategist for a Public Company and he likes it when people say hello to him on Twitter, @ysilver.