Well, there’s no denying it, the High Holy Days are almost upon us and with a lot of focused davening, inevitably comes a fair amount of focused eating! Have you extended warm invitations to family and
friends for delectable Yom Tov meals? Are you wondering how all that cooking and baking is going to happen, while simultaneously juggling life’s many balls in the air? Fear not. This week’s edition of Kosher KApers is jam-packed with helpful information for you.
Rosh Hashanah Orders
Offering over one dozen new culinary delights on the menu this year, it couldn’t be easier to enjoy Passion8 Catering delivered straight to your door. Thinking of ordering fish? Try the ‘Salmon 3 Ways’ with condiments and sauces comprising of Gravlax, Salmon Pastrami and Pistacchio Crusted Salmon. Or for a new delicious chicken dish perhaps sample the exotic ‘Zatar and Sumac Crusted Chicken with Chickpeas and Moroccan Tomato Jus’. Desserts are an eternal favourite – this year the four ice cream varieties on offer are new, with the ‘Moccamarshmellow Meringue Ice Cream Cake’ proving very popular (with that combination, we can see why! )
Of course, there is so much more available. For your convenience, Passion8 Catering also offers a plentiful supply of consumer goods in local stores and supermarkets. For a copy of the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur menu, call 02 9418 8922 or e-mail
Please note: final Passion8 orders must be placed by 5pm, Wednesday September 21st for Rosh Hashanah and by 5pm, Tuesday October 4th for Yom Kippur.
Lewis’ Continental Kitchen
Featuring an extensive selection of entrées, mains (comprising of beef, chicken, fish or vegetarian), salads, desserts and take-home frozen meals, with Lewis’, you are spoilt for choice. “We want to help make your Yom Tov as stress-free as possible. We encourage you to place orders early allowing you to happily cross this off your To Do list. We would be delighted to liaise with you on the phone or simply place your order via e-mail,” says owner Judith Lewis.
Judith adds, “We recognise that this is an emotional time of year. For us, we are so proud to offer Malcolm’s Honey Cake (Pareve) and so much more.” For food collected on Tuesday September 27th, orders must be placed by Friday September 23rd. For food collected erev Rosh Hashanah, Wednesday September 28th, orders must be placed by Sunday September 25th. For more information, call 02 9365 5421, e-mail
or visit www.lewiskosher.com.
Our community truly has so many options available. Grunfeld’s Catering also offer a wide range of traditional favourites for your Yom Tov table. Avi Reuven informs us that Grunfeld’s boiled gefilte fish balls are popular each and every year. Tzimmes is also a tantalising choice, as is their signature honey cake or honey cake with nuts. Final orders must be placed by 1pm Monday September 26th. For orders that include boiled or fried gefilte fish and/or cake, pick up is scheduled between 5pm-7pm on Tuesday September 27th. All other orders can be picked up from 86 Bellevue Road, Bellevue Hill, between 1pm-3pm on erev Rosh Hashanah, Wednesday September 28th. Visit www.grunfelds.com.au for your Rosh Hashanah order form or call 02 9327 6468.
The Fruit Man
Ze’ev Aronstam is The Fruit Man – and what a wonderful, convenient service he provides to the community. Offering beautifully packaged Rosh Hashanah gift baskets (fruit and honey) and fruit and vegetable platters – consider this perfect gift option over Yom Tov, or enjoy in your own home. Kashrut laws surrounding washing vegetables and checking for insects are exact and can be labour intensive. Ze’ev, under the supervision of the KA, cuts and peels any fruit or vegetables you need – for soups or just ready-to-eat mixed salad. Visiting the market, Ze’ev has a great insight into some inspired options for your family to say the shehecheyanu blessing, when we offer thanks for the first fruits of the season. Ze’ev suggests new season peaches, fresh dates or mango. He is also looking forward to stocking pomegranates direct from America, which can also be used for this blessing. Visit www.thefruitman.com.au to see the extensive range on offer and place your order. Or simply contact Ze’ev direct on 0403 258 921 - delivery is available to the North Shore and Eastern Suburbs. Final orders must be placed by 1pm, Monday September 26th.
Delicious Treats Opens New Shop - Vaucluse
With Yom Tov around the corner, we certainly have many special occasion moments coming up. Did you know that Ella Danilova, cake decorator extraordinaire and owner of Delicious Treats (under KA supervision), has now opened a shop at 38 New South Head Road in the Vaucluse Shopping Village? Think kosher desserts: honey-flavoured cup cakes; apple tarts; cinnamon bulkas – or perhaps you need a specialty cake? Conceive the design and Ella will translate your concept into a fabulous creation that will ‘wow’ your Yom Tov guests. Delicious Treats offer a free tasting afternoon every Tuesday 2pm-5pm. Opening hours are 10am-5pm Tuesday to Thursday, Fridays between 9am-3pm, or on Sundays by appointment only. Please note: final orders for Rosh Hashanah will be accepted until Wednesday September 21st at 5pm. Call Ella on 0422 442 828 or 8970 1710, or e-mail
If you want your guests to sample a diverse selection of dishes, Katzimoto Catering offers a plethora of choice. Alongside their ever-popular sushi menu, Katzimoto have extended their expertise and now have an incredibly varied dinner menu – home-made lasagna, traditional Spanish Paella, chicken, fish, and meat dishes just to whet your appetite – the list goes on. With a Rosh Hashanah special offering 15% off sushi, vegetarian, and fish dishes (for orders over $200), call Jonathan Netz on 0414 895 519 or e-mail
by Sunday, September 25th to place your New Year orders.
Franklins St. Ives
Customer service advisor Thalia Geller wants the community to know that kosher Barbeque chickens will be available hot and ready-to-go on erev Rosh Hashanah, Wednesday September 28th. Please call Thalia on 0410 622 292 as soon as possible to place your orders.
So much to do and so little time! The KA is here to answer any kashrut questions you may have. Our Facebook Group “Kashrut Authority of Australia & NZ” now has hundreds of members – you are welcome to join our many and varied kashrut conversation threads.
The KA Team
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