Programme of Events


Please also look on Facebook and search for ‘Gefiltefest’ for an up-to-date listing of events.

Please note there will be no cloakroom.

9.30am to 8pm (timings to be confirmed)

  • Ariel Kahn on “The Taste of Paradise – Food in Jewish Literature, from Matza to Madeleines”
  • Leon Pein of Organic Kosher on kosher organic food
  • Treyf Tomatoes – Lea Mühlstein on Jewish perspectives on GM food
  • Challah baking workshop with Dina Brawer – you get to take and bake your own at home
  • Urban beekeeping and honey talk
  • Juggling Workshop with Ohad Moran (for small and big kids)
  • Alexei Charkham of the Big Green Jewish Website’s Allotment Blog on growing your own vegetables and home-brewing
  • Hazon and Tzedek debates on Jewish food ethics and sustainability
  • Anick Landau will be closing the event with a fire dance (providing it is dark enough!). For a preview of her dancing, click on the following clip and forward to 2 minutes 30 seconds:
  • We have an incredible raffle which includes cookbooks by Claudia Roden, Nigella Lawson, Gil Hovav, Fay Maschler, Yotam Ottolenghi, Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall and Jane Asher – all of which have been signed by the author.
  • The raffle also includes the Jewish Princess cookery titles, Anthony Bourdain’s Medium Raw, other books on the history of food (the Prison Cookbook, A Taste of War, Feeding Nelson’s Navy, the Workhouse Cookbook, Fabulous Fanny, The Geometry of Pasta), a holistic massage from Lucie Gilbert, a lesson for two from Silvia Nacamulli, a kick-boxing class (  an Adafina voucher, bottles of fine wine including Kosher Laurent-Perrier champagne ( 17 delicious sauces and tapenades from Rosie Benshushan (, one day of cookery school with Denise Phillips (worth £60), dinner at Oliver’s Fish & Chips, plus numerous other prizes and Rakusen’s goodies to takeaway
  • And more speakers/ debates to be announced!


Please note that the ingredients used for demonstrations will be Kosher but the event is not under supervision.

Many thanks to Hazon for all their help with this year’s event.  Next year we will also be working with the JCC.   This year’s festival is also being supported by the JHub Innovations Fund.

Thanks also to Judy Jackson and for baking the Gefiltefest meringue logo, Adam Wagner for his designs,  Kettle Chips and for their donations and to the food writer Anthony Silverbrow:


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