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January 26 through February 2

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All you have to do is order!

Israeli food is so much more than hummus and falafel. This melting pot of diverse cuisines – Moroccan, Yemenite, French, Bukharan, Russian, Iraqi, Ethiopian, Druze, and many others – contributes to the diverse Israeli culinary landscape. To celebrate this diversity of delicious cuisine,  JArts created Taste of Israel in 2019, Boston’s first Israeli restaurant week.

Each restaurant will feature specials for the duration of the week. Prices, hours, and ordering information are set by the restaurant.

We at JArts have always been committed to supporting our local restaurants and now more than ever, it’s important you do the same.


Order Israeli “inspired” specials from these participating restaurants.


Hear the story about the food you’re eating from chefs and area experts.

Live Events

“The Classic Israeli Dessert You Never Heard Of,” January 26 at 2:00 pm
Kick off Taste of Israel Restaurant Week with Forverts (Yiddish Forward) editor Rukhl Schaechter as she makes a classic Israeli dessert: Tea Biscuit Cake, or ugat biskvitim (עוגת ביסקויטים) as it’s known in Hebrew. It’s easy to make and you don’t even need an oven! The baking session will be followed by a Q&A with Rukhl and Forward National & Food Editor, Rob Eshman where the two will discuss the cake’s history and relevance.

JLive Food with Ilan Barniv of BONAPITA, January 29 at 12:00 pm
Ilan Barniv is the chef and entrepreneur behind BONAPITA Mediterranean bakery and grill with locations in West Roxbury and Downtown Boston. A classically trained chef who comes from a long line of Israeli bakers, Barniv will join JArts Executive Director Laura Mandel in conversation for JLive on January 29.


The Vibe of The Tribe Podcasts from JewishBoston.com

*FEATURED* Taste of Israel Restaurant Week LIVE at Mamaleh’s Delicatessen

Celebrating Deli, the Ultimate Jewish Comfort Food

Getting the Scoop on Ice Cream (and Hamantaschen!) With J.P. Licks

“The Spice King” Shares His Secrets

Israeli Fine Dining Comes to Boston

Tatte Bakery – Tartines, Shakshuka and Krembo, Oh My!


Articles from JewishBoston.com

*FEATURED* Why Restaurants Matter To Me by Laura Conrad Mandel, Executive Director of JArts 

All Hail Hummus 

Every Babka Tells a Story  

A Jewish Dad Brings Israeli Hospitality-to-Boston  

Meet The New Hummus Guru of Boston 

Halvah Heaven Exists in Massachusetts 

How To: Brunch with Children at Our Fathers Deli  

Dining wth Kids at Adeas Mediterranean Kitchen in Salem  

North Shore Dad Opens Salem’s First Kosher Restaurant 

Chef Avi Shemtov Dishes on Israeli Street Food 

Kids Try Krazy Knishes from Michaels Deli 

I Dont Eat Jew Food

9 Jewish Food Bloggers to Follow on Instagram This Fall   

New Ways to Grab Kid Friendly Jewish Food To Go 

Taste Test: Halvah or Hal-blah 

What Is Sephardic Food 


From JewishBoston.com

Butternut Orange and Sage Galette  

Spicy Mushroom Lasagne 

Stuffed Eggplant in Curry and Coconut Dal 

Open Faced Ribeye Bourekas 

Tahini Stuffed Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Mamalehs Flourless Chocolate Cake   

Pumpkin Spice Hummus  

Hummus Stuffed Baked Shell Pasta 

Yeasted Pumpkin-Bread and Shakshuka 

Cauliflower Crunch Tabouli 

Honey Roasted Zaatar Chicken with Dried Fruit 

Easy Oven Baked Pita 

My Hubbys Hummus 



*FEATURED* The Best of JLive Food 

Check out some of our favorite Israeli food JLive segments.


Boston Israeli Film Festival

presented by Boston Jewish Film

March 4-21, 2021


Resources for Watching Israeli TV and Cinema Online (with English Subtitles)

Curated by Shayna Weiss, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University


Special thanks to our Taste of Israel partners!

Chef Michael Leviton, Boston Jewish Film, CJP, Consulate General of Israel to New England, IAC Boston, israel360, JCC of Greater Boston, JewishBoston.com, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University, Soofa, and The Forward.