Holocaust Survivor Cookbook’ author to speak at Temple Israel

Congregation Temple Israel welcomes the community to attend “An Afternoon with Joanne Caras,” a book talk and signing with the author of the “Holocaust Survivor Cookbook and Miracles and Meals.” The event, hosted by the Women’s ConnecTIon group of Temple Israel, will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9, the anniversary of Kristallnacht, the night of broken glass. Temple Israel is located at 1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Drive in Creve Coeur.

Holocaust survivors Leo and Sara Wolf will also be honored at the event for their work in the community to ensure that both those who survived and those who perished in the Holocaust are never forgotten.  “As the years between us and the Holocaust grow greater, there will continue to be fewer and fewer survivors,” noted Rabbi Amy Feder.  “That is why events like ours and like the annual Yom HaShoah Community Commemoration, which the Wolfs have done so much to create and sustain, are so important.”  

The afternoon will conclude with a book signing and dessert reception featuring recipes from Caras’ cookbooks.

Caras, a native of Baltimore, hosts the cooking show “Miracles and Meals” on Jewish Life Television. She was inspired to create her cookbooks after she visited the Carmei Ha’ir soup kitchen in Jerusalem and came home to America determined to raise money to help them feed poor Israelis. She donates all profits from her cookbooks to Carmei Ha’ir and other Jewish causes. 

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Admission to the event is $18.  Proceeds will benefit the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center.  Books may be pre-ordered and will be available for purchase at the event. Reservations and book pre-orders are needed by Monday, Nov. 3, to Amanda Radman, [email protected] or 314-432-8050.