April 17, 2024

These 10 NYC Seders offer a fresh take on Passover tradition

When celebrating the Jewish holiday of Passover with family and friends, the Seder anchors the festivities. Whether it's a first-night dinner or a second-night repast, a traditional table, or a DIY affair that fits your community, you can find a public, inclusive Pesach party among New York City's restaurants, Jewish organizations, and community gathering places. Below are 10 ways to Seder–without the catering or cleanup.
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March 19, 2021

Where to order takeout Easter and Passover meals in NYC

Though restaurants are now open, many New Yorkers are still choosing to spend Passover and Easter at home. And thanks to local restaurants, catering companies, and delicatessens, handmade holiday meals can be delivered to your doorstep or picked up from your favorite spot. Ahead, find places for to-go Seder dinners and Easter brunch and baskets.
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April 15, 2016

Spotlight: The Gefilteria’s Liz Alpern Is Making Gefilte Fish a Modern Passover Staple

As the co-founder and co-owner of The Gefilteria, a Brooklyn-based gefilte fish manufacturing business, Liz Alpern is hard at work making sure there's plenty of her product for her customers to serve at their Passover seders in just a week. Gefilte fish is a dish surrounded by lots of opinions; at seders, it's just as common for someone to ask for seconds as it is for others to kindly offer the dish to their neighbor. Liz understands this range of feelings, as she's found herself on both sides of it. When she was younger, she didn't partake in the course, but in adulthood, she was introduced to homemade gefilte fish-- instead of the pre-made variety found on store shelves--and a love affair began that developed into The Gefilteria, which she co-founded with Jeffrey Yoskowitz in 2012. 6sqft recently spoke with Liz to discuss the founding and evolution of The Gefilteria, how they're casting the Passover staple in a new light, and what it means to be part of her customers’ seders.
Read the full interview here
April 2, 2015

EVENT: Tour the Jewish Lower East Side and Enjoy a Passover Feast at the Museum at Eldridge Street

The Museum at Eldridge Street clearly knows that the best way to keep a crowd's attention is to offer a little something to eat. That's why their upcoming tour, Passover Nosh & Stroll – Jewish Landmarks of the Lower East Side, sounds like the best way to celebrate the Pesach holiday. Beginning at the landmarked synagogue "with a kosher-for-Passover 'feast' of matzo, cream cheese, jam, pickles and chocolate from Streit’s Matzo and The Pickle Guys," the tour will then visit the historic and culinary institutions of the old Jewish Lower East Side, including the Forward Newspaper Building, Jarmulowsky Bank, Loew’s Theatre, Bes Medrash Hagadol Synagogue and Economy Candy.
More details here