Marcia Weingarten

Marcia Israel Weingarten (right) lives with her family in Los Angeles. Together with her mom Kaye (Hasson) Israel, an extraordinary baker and cook, they blog at, sharing family recipes in the Sephardic tradition of the Island of Rhodes. In addition, Marcia writes aborts topics of Sephardic and Ladino interest.

Articles by Marcia Weingarten

Jewish Sephardi Wedding Recipes and Traditions

A recipe for masapan (marzipan) and details on Sephardi wedding customs.

Greek Burekas, A Treat at Shavuot or Year-Round

The Shavuot holiday is upon us. We celebrate our becoming a people committed to living the gift of receiving and ...

A Sephardic Passover Meat Pie

For one Greek Jewish family, this casserole has been a seder staple for years.

Recipe: Sephardic Cookies for Purim

Purim is right around the corner!  Among the traditions of the holiday is the exchanging of gifts of food with ...

A Family Ritual for Blessing the New Year

A Sephardic Rosh Hashanah ceremony combines elements of Tashlich and a healing ritual.