On a recent spring evening, men and woman from throughout Orange County filled the home Dr. Seth & Nadine Pulver in Highland Mills for “Recipes Remembered” with Author June Hersh, hosted by Chabad of Orange County.
Hersh authored “Recipes Remembered: A Celebration of Survival,” a book that tells the remarkable stories of Holocaust survivors from all over Europe, and shares their recipes and rich history with the current generation. Hersh lovingly assembled this book for the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.
Guests at the event sampled delicious recipes from the featured cookbook prepared by Chana Burston, co-director of Chabad. Afterward, Chana offered meaningful insight into translating the pain of the Holocaust into positive actions. “The fact that we exist,” said Chana, “and every mitzvah we do – any Jewish tradition we practice – is the ultimate revenge on evil Hitler.” Chana also added that the Burston family feels a special connection to the evening because all four of Rabbi Pesach’s grandparents survived the war.
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