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A Taste of Our Community – 50 Stories and Recipes Cookbook

Shalom Celebrates 50 Years


We are proud to announce the release of a special commemorative cookbook to mark our 50th anniversary.

A Taste of Our Community Cookbook is more than just a collection of recipes; it is a testament to the enduring spirit of togetherness and the rich tapestry of flavours that define our community. Over the years, our organisation, supported by the JCA, has been a source of connection, unity, and innovation. This cookbook serves as a tribute to all those who made Shalom what it is today.

50 Stories and Recipes

Shalom has been at the forefront of Jewish life and learning over the past 50 years, and this cookbook celebrates a half-century of impact. Shalom College, founded in 1973, has been a home for thousands of students, and Shalom programs (under many different auspices) have been central to creating a strong and vibrant community. These recipes are from a collection of people, current and past staff, partners, board members, volunteers, presenters, and participants, who have, over the course of time, shaped the Jewish experience of an entire community. Some of the recipes are from festival meals, others family favourites. They are delicious, wholesome, and share a story.


A Taste of Our Community

  •  Personal Stories and Anecdotes: community members share their stories and anecdotes from Babushka’s Borscht to Savta Rachel’s Kuba Selek, Alpha Epsilon Pi Sydney’s quick-and-dirty House Ramen to Anna’s Biskvit
  • Diverse Cultural Influences: A showcase of the unique blend of cultural influences that define our community’s culinary heritage
  • Stunning Photography: Professonally cooked, plated and photographed the cookbook features beautiful, photographs of the dishes


We welcome the community to join us to celebrate 50 years of community as we taste a selection of recipes from the cookbook and master our babka baking skills at the culmination of Shalom’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations.


When: 7.00pm – 8.30pm, Thursday 30 November 2023

Where: Eastern Suburbs Location

Cost: $35.00

Attendees will receive A Taste Of Our Community Cookbook along with their babka to take home and bake.


Additional cookbooks will be also be available on the night for a donation with proceeds going towards supporting Israel.