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.

If you would like to participate in our upcoming programs, please RSVP to


Cantor in the Kitchen: Foodie Fun for All Ages

Our KItchen Table ~

Rockin’ Tot Shabbat Service with Rabbi David and Cantor Levy followed by Pizza Making in The KItchen with Jane Hirshberg ~ Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 10am – 11:30 a.m. (Preschool) ~ Sponsorship Available

From Our Bubbies’ Kitchens:  Ruggies, Babka, and Mandel Brot OH MY!: Ellen and Adam Segalow  (JQuest) ~ Sunday, May, 5, 2024 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon ~ Sponsorship Available


Food for Thought

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


Monday, March 11 – Rosh Chodesh Adar II ~ 2:00 p.m. In the Library  – Rosh Chodesh Adar II ~ Malignant Fraternities in the House of David: Part I

Tuesday, April 9 – Rosh Chodesh Nisan In person ~ 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Library ~ Malignant Fraternities in the House of David, Part II

Thursday, May 9– Rosh Chodesh Iyyar  6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the library –  Malignant Fraternities in the House of David, Part III

Friday, June 7 Rosh Chodesh Sivan: Blessing for Rosh Chodesh, Count the Omer 45 (Reflect on our learning) ~ 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. In the Library

Wednesday,  June 12  Retreat for Shavuot ~ 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. in person in the Chapel


Food Rx

Squaring the Circle with Good Nutrition

Super Bowls B 4 The Super Bowl:  RSVP HERE! Learn more about the nutritional power of superfoods, followed by  preparation and sharing of  grain bowl meals with ? featuring the 7 species 

Monday, February 5, 2024 from 6:00 p.m.  in the KI kitchen ~ Sponsorship Available

Food and Nutrition: the First Pillars of Lifestyle Medicine with Susan Dornstein

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!