Faith Kramer and Tiffany Shlain - 52 Shabbats (Corte Madera Store)

Faith Kramer 

52 Shabbats

in conversation with Tiffany Shlain

Sat., Dec. 11 • 4:00pm PT • Corte Madera Store

This event will be hosted in-person at Book Passage's Corte Madera location

Whether you are a longtime host of weekly Shabbat dinners or new to this global Jewish tradition, 52 Shabbats will spice up your Friday night in one way or another. This book offers a holistic scope of the Shabbat tradition for every reader, Jewish or otherwise.

In it you’ll find:

Over fifty primary recipes to anchor your menu
More than twenty recipes for side dishes, accompaniments, and desserts
Short essays that detail global foodways and histories
Explanation of the Shabbat ritual

Faith Kramer outlines recipe pairings in a mix-and-match friendly format, incorporating easy substitutes throughout the cookbook to make Shabbat accessible for all lifestyles. From gefilte fish to challah, berbere lentils to cardamom cheesecakes, these seasonally organized recipes will never fail to inspire your weekly dinner menu. 

Faith Kramer is a food writer and recipe developer concentrating on the foodways, history, and customs of the Jewish diaspora. She has written hundreds of posts on her website about Jewish customs and food, travel, and global ingredients with accompanying recipes, which can be found at As a columnist for the j., the Jewish News of Northern California, she writes articles twice a month on food and cooking along with original recipes. She is also a monthly food columnist for the Omer, Temple Beth Abraham newsletter. Faith has taught cooking classes around the world, presented programs on Jewish customs, celebrations, and holidays, and led food-related walking tours that explore the economic, geographic and political underpinnings of the food as well as how to use international ingredients in other contexts. A frequent contributor to other Jewish food-related projects, her work can be found in Laura Silver’s Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food (Brandeis University Press) and Molly O’Neill’s One Big Table cookbook (Simon and Schuster), plus many others. Faith lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Tiffany Shlain is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, founder of the Webby Awards, renowned speaker, and author of the national bestselling book 24/6: Giving up Screens One Day a Week to Get More Time, Creativity, and Connection, which won the Marshall McLuhan Outstanding Book Award. Tiffany has received over 80 awards and distinctions for her films and work, including selection by the Albert Einstein Foundation’s as one of the 100 visionaries who carry on his legacy, inclusion on NPR’s list of Best Commencement Speeches, and being listed as one of Newsweek's "Women Shaping the 21st Century." Tiffany lectures worldwide on topics ranging from the relationship between humanity and technology, digital wellbeing and happiness, gender and women's rights, to neuroscience and creativity. The Museum of Modern Art New York premiered her new one woman performance Dear Human at the start of 2020.

Clara Rice is a Bay Area photographer, capturing whatever beautiful or delicious subject lands in front of her camera that day. Her images are clean, and compelling, and she is always looking for a new view on an old subject.


Faith Kramer photo courtesy of the publisher



Book Passage Corte Madera
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
52 Shabbats: Friday Night Dinners Inspired by a Global Jewish Kitchen By Faith Kramer, Clara Rice (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Faith Kramer, Clara Rice (By (photographer))
ISBN: 9781951412180
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: The Collective Book Studio - December 14th, 2021