Joshua Goldberg and Valerie Indenbaum

The JN’s latest video series, Bubbie’s Kitchen, focuses on Jewish cooking and a tradition that resonates across generations.

If you’re a dedicated Detroit Jewish News reader, you may have noticed the recent addition of an online exclusives section in our table of contents.

As the JN’s new, all-glossy format attests, we remain committed to providing you with a publication of quality and substance. Additionally, our digital presence continues to grow as our website tracks toward 100,000 unique monthly visitors. Contributing to that growth is investment in videos and podcasts to complement news stories.

The JN’s latest video foray is a light-hearted cooking series called Bubbie’s Kitchen. Its first episode was released on Sept. 9 and is sponsored by Johnny Pomodoro’s Fresh Market in Farmington Hills.

“As soon as the concept for Bubbie’s Kitchen came about, I was eager to jump on board,” says Allison Jacobs, digital editor at the JN. “I was so excited to produce a series featuring strong Jewish women, and I love that it resonates across generations.”

Working closely with Jacobs on the project were staff from Renaissance Media Solutions.
Before the filming began, Jacobs approached fellow Detroiter Joshua Goldberg about playing the role of host. Goldberg is heavily involved in the Metro Detroit Jewish community and genuinely enjoys learning from his elders — plus, he isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty in the kitchen.

Recruiting a handful of women who were up for the “bubbie” role was an enjoyable task for Jacobs as well. Franklin resident Valerie Indenbaum stars in the first episode, showing Goldberg how to make her famous rugelach with love.

Catch Indenbaum and Goldberg in action on Bubbie’s Kitchen Episode 1 as they whip up a heavenly batch of rugelach.

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