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An Almost-Spring Sheva Berachot by Ruthie Bodner

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An Almost-Spring Sheva Berachot by Ruthie Bodner

No Comments 01 February 2012

Thank you Ruthy Bodner for sending in your beautiful sheva berachot pics to share with our Jewish Hostess readers!

I especially love your blue and orange floral themed tables- so springy and  bright! Your place cards and challah plate with the molded rose butter (or margarine) add such a festive touch.  I’m sure your sheva berachot dinner party was a huge success! Marlene

Sheva Brachos Table Settings
Stern Rice Sheva Brachos
Stern Rice Sheva Brachos
Pictures above- I enjoy doctoring placecards and having fun with that. My husband and I collect salt and pepper shakers and like to to put out the wedding themed ones at our Sheva Berachot tables.


Lego Pieces Centerpiece
-At the time, my son used his Lego skills for the centerpiece. Cute, no? The whole family gets involved with poster making, signage, collages etc.

Jewish Table Arrangement
-Took the arrangements from a wedding and made up a focal point for the kitchen/bar area.

Jewish Table Settings Banner
-Saw similar personalized banners on different websites and attempted to personalize this SB for our friend. Had a blast doing it but it’s not as easy as it looks. Time consuming.

Fruit Centerpiece
-Plants were inexpensively purchased at Costco and I put them in this display as a centerpiece for an almost spring Sheva Berachot.

by Ruthie Bodner

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Tu Bishvat Coconut Almond Date Truffles

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Tu Bishvat Coconut Almond Date Truffles

1 Comment 16 January 2012

Coconut Date Truffles

I decided to add a twist to the Almond Date Truffle recipe that I posted  last week. This Shabbat  afternoon I kept telling myself that they are totally natural and have no sugar at ALL….. they were so good with a cup of tea…. I wont tell you how many of these delicious treats I ate, but I can assure you that I will be in the Spin room at the gym bright and early tomorrow morning!!!

They are so easy to make. The whole recipe took about 12 minutes to put together and of course needs no baking. Great for Rosh Hashanah, Tu Bishvat, Passover, and all year round!! Gluten Free!!!

Kosher Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup pitted dried dates
  • 1 cup chopped  almonds
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Amaretto (optional)
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened coconut

Directions for this Kosher Recipe

  1. Grind almonds in a food processor until finely chopped. Transfer to a baking sheet and toast in oven for 5 to 7 minutes, until fragrant  and slightly darker.
  2. Place the dates, almonds cinnamon, and honey in a food processor.  Pulse the processor until the mixture comes together to form a ball.
  3. Form cherry-sized balls out of the mixture and roll them in  coconut to coat.  Enjoy them right away or store them in the fridge for later!
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Gold is Here to Stay for Your Holiday Table Top!!!

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Gold is Here to Stay for Your Holiday Table Top!!!

4 Comments 09 December 2011


Thanks Karen Tawil for sharing  your GOLD table setting for your holiday table! 

I’ve been getting tired of the same old  silver, and I’m so ready for for some matte and polished GOLD  inspiration! Marlene

“Hi Marlene, I’m loving all the brushed gold that I’ve been seeing, so I got in the mood to set my table using gold accessories,which I haven’t used in a while. My house is contemporary so a lot of my old things are too traditional. I updated with a few new items, and as they say, “mix the old with the new”.

By the way the tablecloths are all custom sizes which my daughter Rachel is selling. I have two square tables and she got me gorgeous 90 by 90 squares which I have a hard time finding in a store. So to all the Jewish Hostesses, bring  out  your gold table decor, because  “Gold is Back”!!! Karen T :-)”

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Jeweled Brown Rice Topped With Carmelized Tropical Fruit

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Jeweled Brown Rice Topped With Carmelized Tropical Fruit

No Comments 17 November 2011



This easy, jeweled vegetarian rice dish is a no-fail-no-brainer dish perfect for Thanksgiving or any Jewish holiday menu. If you are having a big Shabbat lunch, its so easy to make the day before, warm and combine nuts and fruit right before serving. The autumn colors in the dried fruits and nuts will make it especially pretty on your Thanksgiving table. This easy  delicious recipe was given to me by a very modest gourmet cook! Enjoy and please let me know how it comes out!!!  Don’t forget to buy a Jewish hostess apron for your  favorite Thanksgiving hostess!!!! Marlene

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Wild and Brown Rice  With Candied  Tropical Fruit


– Wild and/or brown rice

-3 tbsp. Earth balance

– You can choose from any of these fruits: dried figs, dried pineapples, dried papaya, dried cranberries, and dates

– You can choose from any of these nuts: honey roasted nuts peanuts, almonds, walnuts, cashews etc.


– Cook rice according to the directions on the bag.

– Cut all the dried fruit into same size cubes.

– Melt Earth Balance in a pan

– Caramelize the dried fruit till sticky and shiny.

–  Caramelize the honey roasted nuts till they get sticky.

– Mix the fruit and nuts with the rice and serve, or place rice in a bundt pan mold and when cool unmold and place nuts and fruit in the center for a beautiful presentation.

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A Shabbat Table That’s Pretty as a Picture

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A Shabbat Table That’s Pretty as a Picture

3 Comments 01 November 2011

How unique and creative is this table setting idea? I love how the challah was placed in the center of all of the colorful dips. I found a bunch of healthy, vegetable dips from Epicurious for all of us to whip up for a colorful edible  palette. This is truly an original Shabbat table setting that you can fancy up for any Jewish holiday or transform this idea into a kid’s birthday party! Enjoy! Marlene
Palette Place Setting:
“This place setting was designed in honor a very good friend who is an artist.  I used very bright primary colors for the  tablecloths and napkins.  An artist’s paint brush was placed on each plate or you may incorporate it with your napkin ring.  A crayon may also be used in the napkin ring or you might want to scatter an assortment of crayons across the table.
For the actual place setting,  plastic palettes were purchased at Michael’s and an assortment of colorful food dips were placed in the paint compartments.  A homemade challah was then put in the center of each palette to complete the “picture”. Chaye Biderman”

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What an Awesome Holiday Lunch by Rachel D.!! Click Here NOW to Check it Out!!!

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What an Awesome Holiday Lunch by Rachel D.!! Click Here NOW to Check it Out!!!

1 Comment 29 October 2011

Thank you Rachel D. ! You are a fabulous Jewish Hostess and we can all see that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!!!

Thanks so much for send in these fabulous images of your holiday table decor!! Amazing!! Marlene

Rachel- you are a winner of another Jewish Hostess Apron!!!

“Hi Marlene, here are some pictures of my holiday table…

tomato soup with grilled cheese appetizers

salmon with peppers and mushrooms, spaghetti squash, asparagus with chopped nuts over cabbage salad, farro, mini pizzas, ratatouille tart, and coconut fried fish

white chocolate raspberry cheesecake, apple cake, carmel apples, chocolate suffle, oatmeal cookies, creme brules, brownies and some candy,

mini chocolate souffle and creme brulee! Happy Holidays! Rachel D.”

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Healthy Shabbat Blueberry Crumble

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Healthy Shabbat Blueberry Crumble

8 Comments 10 October 2011

My cousin Sharon sent me this great  recipe a couple of months ago, and I decided to dig it up from the archives because so many of The Jewish Hostess readers loved it.Its so perfect for anyone looking for a last minute low sugar, healthy dessert for Shabbat. Serve with any flavor parve ice cream or Tofutti.

p.s. Have a great dish to share? send it over!- marlene@thejewishhostess.com .

Hi Marlene,

I made this for Shabbat two weeks in a row because everyone loves it so much, not so sweet and not so much oil.  This recipe is small (a 9X9 baking pan) so I made it larger, doubling the recipe exactly and it worked well in a 3 quart pyrex.  It gets cut into squares and served in a platter so the pyrex works well.

Again, best of luck with your website, you are doing an awesome job!!

Have a fabulous summer,

Sharon H.










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Sarah’s Table-A Gorgeous Feast

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Sarah’s Table-A Gorgeous Feast

3 Comments 01 October 2011

My cousin Sarah is famous for her  gourmet cooking. Her holiday and Shabbat table setting should be featured in Martha Stewart magazine.

I saved this pic of Sara’s last year’s Sukkot table decor and menu- I wonder what she’s planning this year!!!

This Sukkot , PLEASE  take a picture of your table and share it with Jewish Hostesses all over the world!. Send it over to marlene@thejewishhostess.com.

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Make Your Own Gorgeous Holiday Napkin Rings In 10 Minutes or Less!

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Make Your Own Gorgeous Holiday Napkin Rings In 10 Minutes or Less!

2 Comments 25 September 2011

 With only a couple of days to count down to the Jewish holidays, its time to start thinking about a creative table setting.If you would like to add some down to earth homemade creativity to your holiday table then these do it yourself napkin rings will add a touch of elegance without making much of a dent in your wallet! Don’t forget that you can match the ribbon to your holiday  table setting theme whether it be Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot, Tu Bishvat, Chanuka,  Purim or Passover!

Gather round the kids or any extra hands in the house, and you will be done in a jiffy.

You will need:

  1. Several cardboard paper towel rolls.
  2. Choose about 3 yards of an elegant ribbon about 1 1/2 inches wide to make about 24 napkin rings.
  3. Choose a matching solid ribbon to line the inside of  your paper towel holder.
  4. Choose a thin metallic ribbon (I chose a silver thin ribbon to match my moroccan style ribbon)
  5. Buy double sided fabric tape. (I found that fabric glue can be very messy)

How to:

1-Cut your paper towel holder into equal sizes about 1/4 inch narrower than your ribbon, marking your “cut” lines with a pencil beforehand.

2- Measure and cut the ribbon to fit around the perimeter of the cardboard holder overlapping slightly. The overlap will be the underside of your napkin ring.



3- Line the inside of your napkin ring with the matching ribbon (It doesn’t matter which step you do first)

4- Cover the overlap edges with the narrow matching ribbon, and glue with krazy glue.

5- You can mix blues and vary your hues……. -

6- Slide in a pretty flower, layer over a pretty salad plate….


7- You can even layer your place settings over two table runners set across from each other.

This Moroccan style table runner is from Kim Seybert.


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Carmelized Cornish Hens – Revised!!

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Carmelized Cornish Hens – Revised!!

2 Comments 19 September 2011

This is a fancy dish for Shabbat  that was such a hit with our readers that we decided to repost it:

Combine the following ingredients in a mixing bowl:

  • 4 Rock Cornish Game Hens cut in half and dried with a paper towel
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2  jar of duck sauce
  • 1/4 cup spicy mustard
  • 6 cloves chopped fresh garlic
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2  big squirts of honey
  • these amounts can be varied according to your tastes.
  1. Place all Cornish hen pieces in a roaster that is sprayed with Pam.
  2. Mix all sauce ingredients and pour  over Cornish hens- for better flavor- RUB sauce onto chicken(I use kitchen gloves).
  3. Roast uncovered for 50 minutes- 1 hour 350- 375 degrees till golden brown and carmelized.

Sprinkle chopped parsley on top and serve with a fruited rice on the side.

You can also use chicken cut in eight pieces for this recipe.

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Easy Linguine with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Olives & Lemon

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Easy Linguine with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Olives & Lemon

2 Comments 15 September 2011


Even though most people I know are obsessed with their Rosh Hashanah menus, weeknight dinners still need to get onto the table.

Here’s a great pasta recipe that’s tasty for a dairy weeknight with some grilled salmon, OR if you really can’t help yourself, then chalk this up on your dairy holiday lunch menu for Rosh Hashanah or Sukkot!

Thank you Michelle Safdieh for emailing me this fabulous pasta dish!

p.s. Please send all of your best recipes to marlene@thejewishhostess.com.

(P.S. WHEN IS ROSH HASHANAH 2011????- In case you need a reminder:)

Eve of First day Rosh Hashana
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Light Candles at: 6:26 pm 1
Eve of Second day Rosh Hashana
Thursday, September 29, 2011 Light Candles after: 7:23 pm 1
Friday, September 30, 2011 Light Candles at: 6:23 pm 1
Shabbat, October 1, 2011 Shabbat Ends: 7:20 pm 1


Linguine with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Olives & Lemon by Giada

  • 1 lb linguine
  • 1 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes in oil drained
  • 1 cup med green olives, pittted
  • 1 packed cup fresh basil leaves, washed and dried well
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 Cup extra virgin olive oil
  • zest & juice of 1 lemon
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesean cheese
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Bring linguine to boil in salted water 8 -10 min
  2. Drain and reserve 1 Cup water
  3. In food processor, combine sun-dried tomatoes, olives, basil, garlic, oil, lemon zest & juice.
  4. Pulse until blended but still chunky.
  5. Add the parmesan cheese to the pasta and toss well. Pour tomato mixture on top
  6. and toss till pasta is coated.
  7. Season w/ salt and pepper.
  8. Can add pasta water if needed.

adapted from Giada De Laurentis – Food Network



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A Sleek and Natural Rosh Hashanah Table by Paulina Ashkenazi

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A Sleek and Natural Rosh Hashanah Table by Paulina Ashkenazi

No Comments 14 September 2011

Check out the talented Paulina Ashkenazi’s new creations! Gorgeous and sleek handmade agate napkin rings for Rosh Hashanah! 
Email Paulina for more inf0.
“Hi Marlene,
The table setting for Rosh Hashanah I have created is made up of earth tones with a natural theme.  In the center of the table I filled a silver bowl with beautiful whole apples and a crystal apple filled with honey. This table setting is simple and elegant.
The leaf place mats are from Pottery Barn.
The napkin rings are one of my own designs, a lucite ring with natural color Brazillian agate stone.
These napkin rings are an easy way to add something special to your holiday table.
Due to the nature of the stone they will all vary slightly, keeping each napkin ring unique!
The stones are available in Blue,Purple,Pink,Turquoise, and Natural.”  Paulina Ashkenazi
For a complete view of all the products you can check out my Facebook page. CLICK HERE for more pics and info!
We now ship to all locations in the US and accept credit card orders!
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Asian Style Gefilte Fish Nori Rolls

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Asian Style Gefilte Fish Nori Rolls

1 Comment 07 September 2011

When Sara Katsen sent in a picture of her Shabbat table with a picture of her sushi gefilte fish rolls, I was inundated with a ton of emails asking for her delicious recipe. Being a Sephardic housewife, I generally don’t serve gefilte fish, although come to think of it, whenever my  husband makes a trip to the kosher supermarket, he frequently comes home with a nasty looking bunch of gefiltes floating in a jar. Sara’s recipe looks much more appealing to me!
For those of you who don’t know what gefilte fish is,  it’s a loaf of chopped up fish, usually white-fleshed freshwater fish such as carp or pike. The chopped fish is generally mixed with onions, carrots and parsley. Eggs and matzah meal hold the mixture together. Try this kosher recipe as a beautiful appetizer for Rosh Hashanah!  Thank you Sara! Marlene
Dear Marlene,
Here is the recipe for my sushi gefilte fish:  
  • 4 nori (seaweed) sheets
  •  1 frozen roll of gefilte fish
  •   2-3 carrots (peeled and cut into matchstick shapes)
  1. Cook the carrots in water until they are soft but crisp (about 10 minutes)
  2. Defrost the roll of gefilte fish
  3. Place a nori sheet on some waxed paper and spread 1/4 of the fish on it
  4. Place a row of the cooked carrots at the beginning of the fish covered nori  sheet using enough carrots to make a colorful center
  5. Using the waxed paper to help you roll, make a tight roll.
  6. Repeat these steps for the remaining ingredients.
  7. Bake uncovered at 350′ for 25 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool, then place in refrigerator until it becomes firm.
  9. To serve: Slice the rolls into 1″ pieces with a serrated knife.
  10. Serve with a portion of either horseradish, soy sauce, wasabi sauce, or a dip of your choosing.
 Orange colored sauce  to top off gefilte fish rolls:  
  • 1 very large onion
  • 4 med.-large carrots
  •  3 Tblsp. sugar
  •  salt-use according to your taste
  •   1 1/2 cups water
Simmer all ingredients until soft (about 1/2 hour).  Let cool a little and place solids in a processor.  Add a little of the liquid at a time while processing until the sauce in quite thick but loose.  Spoon some sauce on a plate and place sushi slices on top.
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Stuffed Eggplant Skins Roasted with Chicken and Eggplant Slices

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Stuffed Eggplant Skins Roasted with Chicken and Eggplant Slices

2 Comments 06 September 2011

This recipe for Syrian stuffed eggplant skins, chicken, and eggplant is a favorite of mine, and there is never a piece of eggplant or chicken left in the tin by the Monday night after Shabbat.  Its perfect for a large crowd because you can fit so many chicken pieces,specha,and baked eggplant slices in one large roasting pan. Just by looking at these pictures I can really almost smell the succulent eggplant roasting with the spiced chicken!!! I’m really not kidding!!
I’m sure that many Syrian Jewish housewives have their own technique for making this Shabbat dish. Please comment below if you have a different variation!
  • 3 packs of dried eggplant skins available at most Syrian markets here in Brooklyn, NY.
Ingredients for this kosher recipe:
  • 2 lbs of chop meat. mixed with allspice, cinnamon, salt, 2/3 cup arborio rice, and 1/2 cup water.
  • 2 packs of chicken cut into 8 or 10. (The chicken tastes better with the skin on but honestly, I hate cleaning chickens so I tell the butcher to remove the skin for me.)
  • 2 eggplants sliced (white eggplants are sweeter)
Open up the little packs of dried eggplant and place in a pot with water. Boil 2-3 minutes to soften.
Make the hashu (filling) mixture above: 2 pounds lean chop meat mixed with 2/3 cup of arborio rice, mixed with a small palmful each of allspice, salt, and cinnamon. Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water and mix very, very well. (I use kitchen gloves)
Stuff each eggplant pocket with the hashu filling.If you have extra meat you can make “hashu balls” into torpedo shapes and freeze for a later date to throw into any chicken or “peas and hashu” recipe.
  1. Place sliced eggplants on a parchment lined sheet pan and brush lightly with safflower oil.
  2. Bake for 25 minutes until similar to the picture above.
  3. Pour oil  0nto bottom of  a large roaster to coat.
  4. Place chicken pieces into pan.
  5. Sprinkle some garlic salt, salt, paprika, and allspice on top of chicken.
  6. Layer with eggplant slices.
  7. Top with stuffed specha (dried eggplant skins). You can place some more eggplant slices on top of  specha.
  8. Drizzle with more safflower oil.
  9. Drizzle about 3/4 cup of water around edge of ingredients in the roaster to ensure it doesnt dry out. If you are using chicken without skin, then add some extra water.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for A VERY LONG TIME!. (about 3-4 hours maybe more!) Keep checking until chicken is roasted and the specha is nice and dried and eggplant is melted over the chicken. If it seems watery, you may uncover and roast for an extra half hour. Enjoy and let me know how your chicken with specha comes out!!!

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Prime Rib Roast with a Mustard-Herb Crust

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Prime Rib Roast with a Mustard-Herb Crust

1 Comment 04 September 2011

This  recipe was a proven winner from our archives!


1 (6-7 lbs) rib roast

4 large garlic cloves, chopped

3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 cup fresh rosemary, chopped

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

3 Tablespoons dijon mustard

3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

4 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

Place roast bone side down in roaster.

Mash garlic and salt together, and then stir in all other ingredients.

Smear the mixture over the meaty part of the roast (not the bones).

Place in oven and roast for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 for 1 hour and 15 minutes (10 minutes more for medium).

Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes. Carve with meaty side down. Expect two sliced from each rib- one with bone and one without.

Recipe courtesy of Prime Cut Butcher,431 Avenue U, Brooklyn, NY 11223;

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10 Gorgeous Shabbat Tables Sent In by our Fabulous Jewish Hostesses!

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10 Gorgeous Shabbat Tables Sent In by our Fabulous Jewish Hostesses!

3 Comments 02 September 2011

(PLEASE “Like” this post!!)

Thank you to all of my Jewish Hostesses for sharing your Shabbat tables with other Jewish hostesses all over the world! 

Each table is an expression of the unique flair that you all have. By creating a Shabbat table that is truly your own, you are creating memories for your children that will be treasured for years to come. Ladies! Keep the pictures coming! Send them to marlene@thejewishhostess.com and be featured on The Jewish Hostess!

As a special thanks to my Jewish Hostesses- this week I will be sending the women who submitted Shabbat pics for this post, a free Jewish Hostess apron!

p.s- Check out MY Shabbat table HERE!!!

Shabbat Shalom! Marlene

1- “Hi Marlene, I love using accessories from nature for my Shabbat table.

My table has a classic white pintuck tablecloth, with coral and seashells scattered in the center. The challah cover has pink  roses.’

Jennifer Srour

2-“Hi Marlene,
Here is a picture of my shabbat table. I made challah napkin rings (inspired from one of the Susie Fishbein cookbooks) and bought some bright colored flowers.”
Michelle Dayan

3- “Hi Marlene,

I live in Baltimore, Maryland and really enjoy your website. The name of my business is Swirl. I specialize in creating handmade, beaded serving utensils and giftware. My creations are sold both in the retail market as well as the wholesale sector. Have a look at my website when you get a chance: www.swirlgifts.com
The look I am going for with this poolside Shabbat setting is along the lines of casual elegance.
Among the colorful pieces I design and have included for this shoot:

  • Challah Knife
  • Pewter Kiddush Cup
  • Shot Kiddush Cups
  • Wine Pourer decorated with summer flowers
  • Wine Goblets
  • Salt and Pepper Shakers
  • Challah Basket
  • Ice Bucket
  • Water Pitcher
  • Spreader and Spoons

The assorted colors make for a beautiful summer shabbat afternoon.
I hope you enjoy the look.
Shabbat Shalom.”
Linda Lebovic


4-” Hi Marlene, Here is a picture of my mom’s Shabbat table! Frieda”


5-  “Hi Marlene, My kids got way too excited when they heard me talking about this ‘contest’ – they insisted on creating the table with me…so we ended up with a summery kidcrafty shabbat table…which absolutely applies to us, lol! I did not put place settings out yet, since it’s outside :) You get our ‘centerpiece’ with our summer decorations and ritual items. My three year old made the kiddush cup, my six year old made the challah cover and painted the ‘tea set’ from which we used two cups as candlesticks, I made the seashell box a few years ago, and my eight year old says he thinks he needs a new apron ;)”

Lyn Anne Cutler

6- “Hi Marlene- this picture is the first course at a Friday night Shabbos table.  The sushi was made with gefilte fish from a ready made roll.  It looked lovely on the table and made a beautiful presentation.” Sara Katsen

Get this Gefilte Fish Nori Roll Recipe HERE

7- “Hi Marlene, this is my daughter’s first Shabbat in their home in Florida.”

Victoria Arnold

8- Hi
I love your web site!
I’ve attached my Shabbat table pictures, but I must confess that I am a simple hostess and these pics were taken after a minor flood & BIG MESS.
Keep up the good work!
Tamara Moser


9- Here’s a first-ever  Shabbat table set  for the Gindi family!!!  by  Ruthie Tawil!

p.s. Ruthie also cooked her first-ever delicious authentic Allepian Syrian meal for her parents and brothers!!

Great job- Ruthie!!

10- And last but not least- Another unique  Shabbat table by Shelly Anteby . Give Shelly a hand for always creating a brand new Shabbat table setting every week!

Check out her Facebook page for weekly sample sales in NYC!!


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