A Very Israeli Rosh Hashanah Featuring Michael Solomonov and Adeena Sussman

Virtual Cooking Demonstration with Award-winning Chef and Best Selling Author

Shanah Tovah! Make this year especially sweet and delicious by joining our 1-hour live virtual cooking class. 

  • Featuring 5-time James Beard Foundation Award-Winning Chef Michael Solomonov and New York Times Best-Selling cookbook author Adeena Sussman.
  • Menu: Chicken with Date Syrup, Sumac, and Tahini; Moroccan Carrots; Turkish Salad; Radish and Zucchini Salad with Mint and Nigella Seeds; and Halvah Gazoz. 
  • Audience questions are welcome. 
  • Event link and password, recipes, and ingredient list will be sent before the event.

Registration will be coming soon. 

September 01, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Organized By: 
Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
Presented in collaboration with Federation partners throughout North America.
Event Contact Person: 
Michael Solomonov
Chef Michael Solomonov was born in G'nei Yehuda, Israel and raised in Pittsburgh. At the age of 18, he returned to Israel with no Hebrew language skills, taking the only job he could get – working in a bakery – and his culinary career was born.

Solomonov is the 2011 James Beard Award winner for "Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic," a 2016 James Beard Award winner for "International Cooking" and "Book of the Year," along with business partner, Steve Cook for Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking, 2017 James Beard Award winner for "Outstanding Chef", and 2019's James Beard Award winner, alongside Cook and the team at Zahav, for "Outstanding Restaurant".

Chef is a beloved champion of Israel's extraordinarily diverse and vibrant culinary landscape. Along with Zahav, Solomonov and Cook’s village of restaurants are Federal Donuts, Dizengoff, Abe Fisher, and Goldie. In July of 2019, Solomonov brought another major slice of Israeli food culture to Philadelphia with K'Far, an Israeli bakery & café. In November of 2019, Solomonov opened Merkaz, an Israeli pita sandwich shop, and in February of 2020 opened Laser Wolf, an Israeli skewer house.

Today, he can most often be found covered in flour, working the bread station at Zahav's open kitchen.
Adeena Sussman
Adeena Sussman is the author of Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors From My Israeli Kitchen, which was named a Best Fall 2019 cookbook by The New York Times, Bon Appetit, and Food & Wine. She is currently working on her followup to Sababa, all about the foods of Shabbat.

The co-author of 14 cookbooks, Adeena’s three most recent collaborations, including Cravings and Cravings: Hungry For More with Chrissy Teigen, were New York Times Best-sellers.

A lifelong visitor to Israel who has been writing about that country’s food culture for almost 20 years, Adeena became a citizen in December 2018. She cooks and writes in Tel Aviv, where she lives in the shadow of that city’s Carmel Market with her husband, Jay Shofet.

You can follow her on Instagram @adeenasussman.