Upcoming Class: Sunday, April 11th – 10:00 am
Jew-“ish” Recipe: “Cakes and Flowers and Mothers, Oh My!”
Join us for this double demonstration class, and become inspired as you host your next celebration! Nothing feels quite as loving as knowing that you have used your own two hands to create beauty! This class will be offering DIY skills in both cake decorating & floral arranging for any simcha in your life! And with Mother’s Day around the corner, this class becomes even more Jew-”ish” as we invite you to be a part of a compelling discussion based on the article Battling Stereotypes of the Jewish Mother–from her history and effort to overcome some challenging and some hilarious stereotypes, to the true essence of the meaningful role she plays today. After all, what is more Jewish… than a Jewish Mother? Let’s honor and celebrate her!
Meet our CRC Flower Specialist – Vicki Lander
Vicki began Flower Hill Farm in 2010 as a native pollinator sanctuary and she has been growing an abundance of vegetables and flowers ever since. She’s learned a lot along the way about the greenest, most ethical way to have flowers in the house & flowers on the table for shabbos. Flowers have a way of lifting the mood – studies from Rutgers demonstrate that people feel better when flowers are around. Vicki will share a few green thumb secrets about making the most of your flowers, getting the longest vase life, and how to make beautiful arrangements!
Meet our CRC Chef – Frieda Smith
Frieda Smith spent 16+ years in charge of programs at the Science Center. She currently works as a Senior Consultant and Advisor for data2insight, her daughter’s firm in Seattle. She was zooming long before COVID-19 showed up. Frieda has been involved in diversity and social justice work in the region for 35+ years. She was on the founding board of Diversity Awareness Partnership, and is immediate past president of the Cultural Leadership board. Nearly 50 years ago, as a young mom, Frieda signed up for a 15 week cake decorating class in her neighborhood – trekking across the street with an iced cake and her tools each Tuesday. She began teaching soon after her instructor’s request and has decorated cakes for everything from baby showers to 50th anniversaries to weddings! Frieda looks forward to spending time with our CRC family for this class. People often are intrigued to hear that she grew up in Alaska and still considers it “home of her roots.” Susan Block of CRC is her spouse and they have 6 kids, and 10 grandkids!
Jew-Ish Recipe: Icing on the Cake
Learn tips and techniques about cake decorating! Receive recipes to mix colorful icing that will taste delicious, see how best to evenly split a layer cake, and find out how easy it is to make your own piping bag! Watch how to ice a cake, understand how icing sets, learn to pipe designs at edges, and even make flowers!
Read and Discuss: What does it mean to be a Jewish mother today?
If you’d like to join our thoughtful discussion, please read “Battling Stereotypes of the Jewish Mother” in advance of the class.
We hope you’ll plan to ZOOM & join us! We welcome you to simply watch or to cook along with us!
“ The secret ingredient is always love! ”
Sponsored by the Weil Interfaith Grant from the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.