RSVP for a Delicious Cookbook Signing Event Inspired by Survivors of the Holocaust

Chabad House of Eastern Orange County presents a community event 66 years in the making. Author Joanne Caras will showcase her intrinsic cookbook collection inspired by Holocaust survival stories from around the world. The event will take place on Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 at a private home in the town of Newburgh.  World War II and the atrocities of the Holocaust are a humanitarian affair that reaches across international borders with tales of miracle and tragedy alike. All are welcome to come and share in the victories of the survivors presented in the cookbook.


Caras will offer up a taste of a few of her favorite recipes and be available to sign copies of her book entitled, "The Holocaust Survivor Cookbook"  ($36).

Joanne Caras

Every cookbook sold is threefold in benefits:
  • It raises money for groups and charities
  • It helps to support a soup kitchen in Israel
  • It honors all survivors and keeps their stories alive for generations to come.

In 2005 Joanne visited the Carmei Ha’ir Soup Kitchen in Jerusalem. Carmei Ha’ir serves over 500 meals each day to poor and hungry Israelis.  Joanne was so impressed by their work that she came home on a mission determined to help raise money to support their cause.

For two years the Caras family worked tirelessly to collect recipes and stories from Holocaust Survivors all over the world.

We asked Holocaust Survivors to send us their favorite recipes, photos and stories of how they survived the Holocaust. We collected 129 stories from all over the world including Europe, South America, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Israel and the US.

Joanne then compiled them into this unforgettable Holocaust Survivor Cookbook. Proceeds from every cookbook sold benefit Carmei Ha’ir.

To date we have raised over $600,000 in total for a variety of groups and  charities.  In total we would like to sell 6 million cookbooks as a tribute to the memory of those Jews who did not survive the Holocaust.

The book—now in it's eighth printing— is an international treasure.  Joanne will talk about how the cookbook was created and reveal several of the most moving stories in the book as the miracles that they are.  She has given over 160 speeches around the world and has appeared on Fox-TV, CBS, NBC, and national radio in the US, Canada, and Israel.

“We have touched the hearts of thousands of people,” Joanne says.

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Suggested Donation $5.