Koslowitz Announces Ethnic Jewish Food Festival


On Sunday, November 4, 2018 a very special group of visiting Israeli chefs will be coming to Forest Hills to put on a one-day food festival unlike anything offered before.

There will be a delegation of chefs from an organization called Women Cook. Women Cook is a social initiative established in 2006 in order to help women from disadvantaged communities create a source of employment and a livelihood and thus improve their financial and social position. This group of women represent the colorful ethnic culinary mosaic of the Jewish people. This colorful variety of the Jewish people will be reflected by the composition of the group. The event will be set up as a vibrant multiethnic market with culinary booths from various cultural kitchens including: Bukharian, Kurdish, Yemenite, Ethiopian, and Moroccan. The women will be dressed in their traditional clothing while serving a delicious meal. The women will also share their backgrounds and stories of empowerment. Strict kosher dietary laws will be observed and vegan/vegetarian options will be available.

Tickets are $55 and must be purchased online in advance. The link to purchase tickets is:

What: Ethnic Jewish Food Festival

Who: Council Member Karen Koslowitz; Bukharian Jewish Union; Women Cook

Where: Bukharian Jewish Community Center 106-16 70th Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375 – Lower Level

When: Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 4:00PM – 7:00PM
Contact: David Aronov; Daronov@council.nyc.gov or 917-710-1090