The Big Schmear: Jewish Food Podcast

— by Samantha Voxakis

Beth Schenker sitting at a desk recording The Big Schmear podcast.

Beth Schenker recording The Big Schmear podcast.

The Big Schmear is a new podcast about all things Jewish food that invites you to listen while you nosh. Lovers of Jewish food, Jewish foodies, and people who just love to eat will enjoy hearing episodes featuring conversations with chefs, food authors, and restaurant critics.

“For me, Jewish food is ingrained in my identity: it connects me with my past through the
mem­ories of holiday meals shared with family and friends and it links me to the future as I
develop my own traditions,” said Beth Schenker, host and executive producer of The Big
Schmear. “This is truly a passion project for me and I hope to share the joys of Jewish food with
as many listeners as possible.”

An experienced producer, Beth has created numerous radio documentaries. For the past ten years she has served as the Assistant Dean for Jewish Studies/Director of Public Programming at Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago.

Upcoming episodes will feature an inside look at Kosherfest, an annual one-of-a kind, business to business, industry food conference, and episodes with famed cookbook author and Israeli food critic, Gil Hovav. New episodes of The Big Schmear will be posted on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Jewish Summer Fest at the Shore

7th ANNUAL JEWISH SUMMER FEST AT THE SHORE

On Sunday, August 14th experience a taste of Jewish Culture through food, music and art. Participants will enjoy an exciting and entertaining evening of pulsating Jewish music featuring the Yellow Red Sky Band, hands on crafts, children’s rides games and face painting as well as a delicious kosher BBQ offering hotdogs, burgers, falafel and more. The event welcomes the entire community regardless of background or faith.

“We hope to offer children and their families an exciting evening while giving them a positive Jewish experience,” says Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport, the event coordinator.

The Jewish Summer Fest will take place on Sunday, August 14th, from
6-9 pm at the Beach at the Ventnor Library (Newport Ave. Ventnor, NJ).  Rides and craft badge is $12 donation per child.

For more information please call 609-822-8500 or visit www.jewishsummerfest.com .

The event is organized by Chabad at the Shore. Chabad is dedicated to ensuring Jewish continuity through educational and social programming.