Deanna Fox

ALBANYWith its first online cooking class a big success, B’nai Sholom will present a second session with Deanna Fox, the renowned food journalist and Times Union contributor Tuesday, April 13, 4:30-6 p.m. Traditional foods of Shavuot, which begins May 16, will be featured. The cooking class is open to the public, but the class is limited to 20 screens.

Bourekas, flaky pockets of dough wrapped around a slightly sweet cheese filling, will be the main focus of the cooking class. Bourekas are also known as sambousek in some Jewish communities.  Participants will be provided a shopping list, a materials list and recipes for the class. Substitutions for gluten-free and vegan diets will be provided in the recipes.

Fox is a freelance food and agriculture journalist who travels in search of the story, meaning and purpose of food. She focuses specifically on food history, the business of agriculture, profiles, trends reporting, home cooking and the socio-political implications of food. She also was a cooking instructor and  a previous owner of the Albany Cooking School. Information may be found at and on Fox’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds.

Cost is $18 per screen. Registration and payment are due by April 5 and are required to receive the Zoom link. Registration may be made with The B’nai Sholom office at or 518-482-5283.

Log-in using the Zoom link and cook with Fox in your own kitchen. Cost: $18 per screen. Registration and payment by April 5 are required to receive the Zoom link.

Visit or contact the B’nai Sholom office to register or for more information: or 518-482-5283.