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"Temple Emanu-El Cooks!" - A Benefit with an Evening of Delicious Fun

Instead of dining out at your favorite restaurant, join your friends at Temple Emanu-El of Westfield for “Temple Emanu-El Cooks!” on Saturday evening, December 7 from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at 756 East Broad Street, Westfield.

Come hungry, dress casually, and spend an evening of food, fun, and fellowship. Instead of a song and dance routine, you'll witness a cut and chop routine expertly executed by the Temple's very own celebrity chefs – members of the clergy and senior staff including Rabbi Douglas Sagal, Cantor Martha Novick, Rabbi Sarah Smiley and her husband Rabbi Josh Leighton, Cantor Michelle Rubel, Abra Lee, Religious School Director, Jim Cimafonte, Early Childhood Education Director, and Carolyn Shane, Executive Director.

The highlight of the evening will be watching the “Celebrity” chefs prepare appetizers and desserts from food selected from very special mystery baskets!  Judges for the cooking competition will be randomly selected from the attendees. Unparalleled pot-stirrer Mike Kenny will serve as Master of Ceremonies.  Executive Chef and Temple Member, Ali Ament will assist and advise the celebrity chefs during the cooking competition.

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Before the “chefs” begin to prepare their mystery ingredients, attendees will be feasting from tables filled with generous culinary and wine donations from the following Gold Sponsors: Signature Creations and Deli King of Linden, Bovella’s Pastry Shoppe, Cosimo’s Restaurant, and the Wine Library and Sponsors: Ahrre’s Coffee Roastery, Bohemian Raspberry Yogurt, Casa di Pizza, Cheese…Please!, Patricia & Paul-Artisans of Fine Oils and Balsamics, Savory Spice Shop, Theresa’s Restaurant, and Vicki’s Diner.

Please mail your reservation and check, made out to Temple Emanu-El, by December 2 to: Temple Emanu-El Cooks!, Temple Emanu-El, 756 East Broad Street, Westfield, New Jersey 07090. Per person: $54.00 Members; $60 Non-Members

For further information contact Carolyn Shane at 908-232-6770, extension 114, or visit out website at

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