In The KItchen we are cooking-up wellness with programs to explore mind-body connections, food as medicine and food for the soul.  You can pull-up a chair at our Kitchen Table to create community chatting with old friends and making new ones.

Kitchen Conversations: Conversations Creating Connection & Community

Sunday, October 1, 2023 from 10:30 am-12 pm ~ No Topic is Taboo: Exploring Resiliency, Shame & Courage with Dr. Susan Dornstein

Sunday, October 29, 2023 from 10:30 am-12 pm ~ Foraging: Tools For women to Age in This Time with Dr. Susan Dornstein

Dr. Susan Dornstein, D.O., R.D., is a physician specializing in internal, lifestyle, and occupational medicine. She finds the combination and power of conversations and connection to others is often the best medicine .


Cantor in the Kitchen: Foodie Fun for All Ages

Sunday, November 5, 2023 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm ~ Hodu L’Adonai: How Giving + Thanks = Turkey & Mashed Potatoes with Chefs Andrew Schloss & Larry Wapnitsky (Preparing Turkeys for our HaMotzi Thanksgiving Dinner). *Bring A Turkey*


A Woman’s Place Text Study: Text Studies to Investigate Our Biblical/Cultural Past and Present 

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 (Rosh Chodesh Kislev) from 7:00-8:30 pm ~ Everywoman Eve with Cantor Amy Levy, Arlene B. Holtz, Ph.D. & Barbara McNeil, J.D. RSVP HERE:

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 (Rosh Chodesh Tevet) from 12-1:30 pm ~ Stranger and Friend: Hagar, Rahab, Ruth & the Rest, Part I with Rabbi Benjamin David, Arlene B. Holtz, Ph.D. & Barbara McNeil, J.D. *BYO Lunch*


In The KItchen Food for thought is also on the menu… We’re dishing text study, sampling fresh perspectives, and introducing new presentations to help us make sense of our changing world — embracing sustainability over scarcity, and partnerships over patriarchy.

Imagine A Place. . . 

  • Committed to nurturing community, comfort, and caring;
  • a place that brings together all the right ingredients to nourish your mind, body and spirit;
  • Centering compassion, collaboration and a life-affirming ethic, where we can learn together how to cook, eat, think, and live more healthfully;
  • Rooted in the OYR community that connects with and influences the quality of life for area residents through exchanging ideas and serving-up food for thought;
  • Open to individuals from all faith traditions where you can explore a menu of mindfulness practices, savor new insights, and experience personal growth.

That place is The KItchen at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel.  

Celebrating 20 years with Cantor Amy E. Levy!

CLICK HERE FOR THE FALL 2023 KItchen Brochure