The Rosh Hashanah Seder Cookbook

$8,234   raised
GOAL: $8,000

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We are the Reform Jewish Community of Madrid. In just over 4 years, we’ve grown from a handful of members to a vibrant congregation from all over the world. Every Friday, we gather for Shabbat services and a delicious potluck dinner, to which every member of the community contributes. The making and sharing of food is essential to who we are, to how we relate to each other, and to how we grow, learn, and develop.

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We are a strong community with a bright future. Our membership is growing steadily but because we are just starting out we lack essential resources to be able to best serve our community members. For example, we don’t have a Torah scroll or a synagogue of our own and all of our meetings and activities take place in a rental space. Though we receive support from the World Union for Progressive Judaism, we could use some extra help to get the things we need to keep our community running and growing – including supplies, space, and programs for multi-generational, multicultural congregants.

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That is why we decided to create the Rosh Hashanah Seder Cookbook. A collection of recipes from our members and their families, this cookbook will not only reflect  the diverse culinary and cultural background of our community but also recount stories and personal histories connected with these recipes. All proceeds from the sale of the Rosh Hashanah Seder Cookbook will go towards programs and initiatives that will help strengthen the nascent  Reform Jewish Community of Madrid.

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The Cookbook will follow  the structure of a traditional Sephardic Rosh Hashanah Seder. In the Seder, there are eight symbolic ingredients that represent wishes for the year to come: beans, squash, leeks, beets, fish (heads), pomegranates, dates, and apples. We’ve also included honey, a symbolic ingredient from the Ashkenazi tradition, as a ninth ingredient – a reflection of our diverse community. The Cookbook will have nine sections of recipes – one for each ingredient – and it’ll also offer suggested menus you can use for your own Rosh Hashanah meal. It’s a wonderful way to introduce a lovely tradition to your family’s New Year celebration while also supporting a global Jewish community.

Please consider buying a copy of the Rosh Hashanah Seder Cookbook. Your purchase and your contribution will ensure that the Reform Jewish Community will continue long into the future.

Thank you and muchas gracias!!

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2018-07-30
Jane Treuhaft
$54
"In honor of Sara Gardner, who puts her whole heart into everything she does. it's no wonder the results are beautiful and meaningful."
2018-07-25
Sydney and Christina Spiesel
2018-06-08
Anonymous donor
2018-06-05
Anonymous donor
"Best wishes to the Reform Community of Madrid, where we entered as strangers and were welcomed by a warm and loving community."
2018-06-05
Anonymous donor
"Dedicated to the Reform Congregation of Madrid where we entered as strangers and left as part of a warm and loving community."
2018-06-05
Anonymous donor
2018-06-02
Ines Sonsino
$35
2018-05-29
Sydney Gross
2018-05-28
Bernice Lerner
$36
"In honor of Sara Gardner, for her wonderful work on behalf of the Jewish communities of Madrid and Boston."
2018-05-28
Anonymous donor
2018-05-28
Anonymous donor
2018-05-27
Lily Frederick
2018-05-26
Anonymous donor
$35
"My love and best wishes to Sara Gardner! You are an amazing cook, a passionate researcher, and an extremely caring human being! I love you so much!"
2018-05-26
Madeleine Gray
2018-05-26
Anonymous donor
"This is unique and beautiful work and I am excited to be a part of the effort (and delicious food)."
2018-05-26
Simone Ladden
2018-05-25
Antonio Gómez
$125
"Es un orgullo poder aportar un granito de arena a la construcción del brillante futuro que tiene esta comunidad. Felicidades."
2018-05-25
Anonymous donor
2018-05-25
Max Fanwick
$35
2018-05-25
Sarah Gordon
"Proud of you and all that you do!"
2018-05-25
Milca, Benjamín, Edgar y Sarah
"Gracias a Yael, Sara, Margarita, fundadores y todas aquellas personas que han participado en esta hermosa comunidad. Abrazos Shalom!"
2018-05-25
Rachel Rabinowitz
$35
"Me encanta esta comunidad!!"
2018-05-24
Mercedes Herrero
2018-05-24
Zohar y Jessica
$35
"Beteavon :) בתאבון"
2018-05-24
Framily ❤️
$100
"Congratulations Sara on your continued success! We look forward to expanding our horizons in the kitchen. ❤️ - Sue & Jane"
2018-05-24
Anonymous donor
2018-05-24
Olivier Rohas
2018-05-23
Sharon Schraer
2018-05-23
Ahava Rosenthal
"looking forward to cooking from the Rosh Hashana Seder cookbook in 5779!"
2018-05-23
Anonymous donor
2018-05-23
Erica Streit-Kaplan
$35
"Good luck!"
2018-05-22
Joanne Greene
"Honoring Yael Cobano and her tireless efforts to build a vibrant, liberal Jewish community in Madrid and in appreciation for the time she shared with the group from the Osher Marin JCC."
2018-05-22
Barbara L. Merino
2018-05-22
Matt Gibson
$18
2018-05-22
Luis Miguel Vargas Monje
$15
2018-05-21
Richard Fein
"In joyful thanks for the birth of our grandchild"
2018-05-21
Julie Margolie
$10
2018-05-21
Ana Scherer
$90
2018-05-21
Anonymous donor
2018-05-21
Anonymous donor
2018-05-21
Laden Family
$60
"Congratulations! We spent Passover with your congregation as well as a shabbat service and your members were lovely and welcoming. So glad we can help you get to your goal."
2018-05-20
Anonymous donor
$25
"En recuerdo de Ester Ricardo Tavares Z"L"
2018-05-19
Jeanne Jacobs, Ira & Mary Rothman, Stan & Cathy Kessler, Michael & Maura Pollak, Mark & Brenda Blumenthal, Chuck & Merrilee Langer, Blythe Katz, Jody Weise, John Sieler, Roy & Evelyn Jones, Rabbi Charles & Nancy Sherman, Lori L
$774
"In tribute to Yael Cobano, one remarkable woman! Yasher Koach!"
2018-05-19
Antoinette Golbus
2018-05-18
Hannah Schlacter
"I owe a HUGE thank you to the Madrid Jewish community. They welcomed me with open arms and serves as my Home Away from Home when I studied abroad in Madrid in 2016. I will forever be grateful to the people and warmth of this community."
2018-05-18
Ramona Tenorio, PhD
$60
2018-05-18
Benjamin Heuberger
2018-05-17
Vivian Blumstein
"Mazel tov to your community. May you go from strength to strength."
2018-05-16
Lindsey Benjamin
$60
"I would like to shout out Yael and the amazing Reform Community of Madrid for giving me place that felt like home while I was in Spain and for continuing to spread love and connection around the word."
2018-05-15
Gabi Mintz
$36
"Me alegra mucho ver este proyecto! Suerte!! :) Os echo de menos!"
2018-05-15
Diane Levine
$35
"Congratulations on a wonderful community project."
2018-05-15
Anonymous donor
$36
"Yay Sara Gardner! Thank you for raising awareness about this incredible community."
2018-05-15
Tracy Weisman
"Buena suerte, abrazos y apoyo a mis amigos en Madrid! Yo creo en Uds y en todo lo que están haciendo. Con amor desde los EU."
2018-05-14
Anonymous donor
$90
"Remembering the meaningful Shabbat we spent with all of you in November 2017, with Rabbi Berman and some of his congregants. We have beautiful memories of the friendships we formed at your synagogue that night. Lena & Michael"
2018-05-13
Arielle T Pearlman
$60
2018-05-13
Molly Goldfarb
$35
"Una comunidad tan linda!! Gracias por todo. Un abrazo fuerte desde los EEUU."
2018-05-12
Becky Thorogood
2018-05-12
Diana Muller
$35
2018-05-12
Anonymous donor
$18
2018-05-11
Anonymous donor
2018-05-11
Valerie and Gerald Hale
2018-05-10
Sarah Rogers Morris
$15
"Best of luck, Sara! Such a cool project!"
2018-05-10
Michael & Rachel
$35
2018-05-10
Anonymous donor
2018-05-10
Jake, Kate and Henry!
$100
"All our love and support!"
2018-05-09
Jana + Anna
$35
"Good luck from J+A (friends of BC and Babs)!"
2018-05-08
Jill and Jackie
$100
"Brava Sara and friends!"
2018-05-07
Brian and Ellen Gordon
"Happy Birthday to one of my favorite Sarahs!!!"
2018-05-07
Sara R. Throne
2018-05-06
Margo hudson
$15
2018-05-06
Jane and Carolyn
$125
"We are so proud of all your accomplishments, and can't wait to use the recipes in this book!!!"
2018-05-06
Colleen Haupt
$35
"Congratulations to your niece Sara, Babs and Bobbi!!"
2018-05-06
Anonymous donor
2018-05-06
Deborah J. Gardner
$90
"Sara Gardner So excited about this publication and can't wait to see a copy. Congratulations and best of luck Deborah Gardner"
2018-05-05
Bonnie levy
$90
2018-05-05
BC Sternheim & Babs Russo
$100
"BC & Babs salute our incredible niece, Sara M. Gardner. Happy Birthday, Sara! All best wishes to you, Yael, and your friends in the Reform Jewish Community in Madrid. birthday wishes."
2018-05-05
Leslie and Edward Goldenberg
$100
2018-05-04
Anonymous donor
2018-05-04
Lisa & Scott
$60
"Great food, great idea, great celebration!"
2018-05-04
Marci Sternheim and Sam Gardner
"In honor of Sara Gardner and Yael Cobano!"
2018-05-03
Sheila Ventura
2018-05-03
Marina Ventura
"Kol Hakavod to the Reform Madrid community!"
2018-05-01
Rabbi Michael Farbman
$180
"Yishar Koach and good luck to a very special Reform Community of Madrid! May you continue to go from strength to strength!"
2018-04-30
Trina Novak & Jim Mavor
$60
"We make this contribution in honor of Yael Cobano for her dedication to Women of Reform Judaism and the blossoming Reform Jewish Community of Madrid. May the community go from Strength to Strength."
2018-04-30
Allen Adler
$125
2018-04-30
Greicy Muniz
$5
2018-04-29
Madison H
$15
2018-04-27
Anonymous donor
$1000
2018-04-27
Michael and Haley Friedman
$180
2018-04-27
Allan and Bonnie Arkush
2018-04-26
Anonymous donor
2018-04-25
Lorraine Molofsky Silsbee
$60
"What a wonderful project!"
2018-04-25
Aliza and Maury Wind
$36
2018-04-24
Anonymous donor
2018-04-24
Miriam kulesz
$5
2018-04-23
Jana and Harvey Rabinowitz
$36
2018-04-23
Benjamin Ouddiz
$5
2018-04-22
Melanie Rieders
2018-04-22
Lesley Pearl
$36
"I fondly remember meals shared with you all during my year in Madrid. I look forward to recreating some of them at home. Mazel Tov on your endeavor! Os echo de menos!"
2018-04-22
Anonymous donor
2018-04-20
Anonymous donor
2018-04-20
Anonymous donor
$90
2018-04-20
Emanuele
$60
2018-04-19
Anonymous donor
2018-04-19
Roberta M Roos
$72
"What a wonderful project. Kol hakavod!"
2018-04-19
Kosher Like Me
$180
"What a beautiful project! Can't wait to learn more about Sephardic Rosh HaShanah seder foods and traditions."
2018-04-19
Larry Perlis
$90
"In honor of sharing all the love and joy that the Jewish communities around the world have to offer"
2018-04-19
Mara
$35
2018-04-19
Anonymous donor
2018-04-18
Laura & Stephen Olson
$35
"Que Sabroso, me alegra contribuir!"
2018-04-18
Cecilia
2018-04-17
Anonymous donor
2018-04-17
Alex Baumhardt
$15
"Can't wait to get a look at these recipes! Good luck Sara, sending my love and hugs!!"
2018-04-17
Julia Foster
2018-04-17
Leslie Gardner
"Greetings to all; bon appetit"
2018-04-17
Rabbi David Curiel
"B'hatzlacha!"
2018-04-17
Tina Stryzakowski
$35
"Excited to support this! Best of luck!"
2018-04-16
Michael Goecken
$90
"A wonderful initiative! Good luck!"
2018-04-15
Rabbi David Lipper
$125
"Glad to support the elevation of Sephardic Jewish practice."
2018-04-15
Sheila and Rabbi Peter Kasdan
$100
"In honor of our dear friend and my classmate, Rabbi Rifat Sonsino"
2018-04-14
Sue Anne & Raff
$90
"Supporting Sara Gardner and her mates on this fantastic project! Good luck and can't wait to see the book."
2018-04-13
Claudia
$20
"dedicated to my mother Maria Judita"
2018-04-12
marilyn Stern
$18
"So excited to receive the recipes and to learn more about this Jewish community"
2018-04-12
Anonymous donor
"What a great cause and inviting and wonderful community!"
2018-04-12
Barbara Storch

The Rosh Hashanah Seder Cookbook

$8,234   raised
GOAL: $8,000

129

 Donors

Campaign by
Reform Jewish Community of Madrid

The only Reform Jewish Community in Madrid, Spain. We are affiliated with the World Union for Progressive Judaism through the European Union for Progressive Judaism. We serve a diverse community of members in Madrid through prayer, educational programs, and outreach.

  • Pomegranate
    6 claimed

    You'll receive a PDF copy of a selected menu with the accompanying recipes and a video thank-you from members of the community.

  • Beans
    23 claimed

    A PDF copy of the book's recipes, without menus, and a video thank-you from the community.

  • Squash
    41 claimed

    A copy of the Rosh Hashanah Seder Cookbook and a video thank-you from the community.

  • Fish
    15 claimed

    You'll receive a copy of the Rosh Hashanah Seder cookbook, a tote bag with the Reform Jewish Community of Madrid's logo, and a video thank-you from the community.

  • Dates
    16 claimed

    You'll receive a copy of the Rosh Hashanah Seder Cookbook, a hand-stitched apron with the logo of the Reform Jewish Community of Madrid, and a video thank-you from the community.

  • Apples
    5 claimed

    You'll receive two copies of the Rosh Hashanah Seder Cookbook and a handwritten thank-you note from the community.

  • Honey
    1 claimed

    You'll receive a copy of the Rosh Hashanah Seder Cookbook, a CJRM tote bag, a hand-stitched apron, and a handwritten thank-you from the community.

  • Challah
    2 claimed

    You'll receive a copy of the Rosh Hashanah Seder Cookbook, a CJRM tote bag, a hand-stitched apron, a collection of mp3s of songs recorded by Sephardic musician, and a handwritten thank-you note from the community.

  • Wine
    0 claimed

    You'll receive a copy of the book and 10 classes (online or in-person) of Spanish or Ladino - your choice! - as well as a handwritten thank-you note from the community.

  • Seder Plate
    0 claimed

    You'll receive a copy of the Rosh Hashanah Seder Cookbook, a half-day tour of Toledo and a handwritten thank-you note from the community.

  • Blessings
    0 claimed

    You'll receive a copy of the Rosh Hashanah Seder Cookbook, a full-day tour of Toledo, and a handwritten thank-you note from the community. You'll become an honorary member of the Reform Community of Madrid and we will honor you on a community donation board.

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