Every Tuesday a group of women gets together at Or Ve Shalom Synagogue in Atlanta to bake hundreds of savory hand-held pies.
In the Mississippi Delta town of Greenville, members of the Hebrew Union Congregation synagogue have been hosting a community meal on the past 130 years. It brings together hundreds of Jews and gentiles from all over the Delta to share a corned beef on rye.
Delia “Dee Dee” Katz was a cook by profession. She was African American, and she worked for four generations of my white, Jewish family for nearly 50 years.
Though the dish is probably most typical at Passover, Rosh Hashanah, and Yom Kippur, says Marcie Cohen Ferris, “matzoh ball soup is always a favorite at holiday time, including Hanukkah.”