Winners of the People’s Choice Award, Best Matzah Ball Professional and Best Chicken Noodle Professional are from Val’s Deli in West Bloomfield. Co-chair Jan Pederson, Val Izrailov, co-chair Amy Liefer, and Carey Gerchak.

The cook-off kicked off Jan. 26, featuring categories like best amateur matzah ball.

Photos courtesy of Temple Shir Shalom

Chicken Soup Cook-Off at Temple Shir Shalom
Winners of the Best Amateur Chicken Noodle Soup: Miriam and Brian Halprin, with co-chairs, Jan Pederson, left, and Amy Liefer, right.
Chicken Soup Cook-Off at Temple Shir Shalom
Event mascot Ian Rosenberg of Bloomfield Hills.
Chicken Soup Cook-Off at Temple Shir Shalom
Amateur Matzah Ball winners David Grossman and Sari Grossman, flanked by event co-chairs Jan Pederson and Amy Liefer.
Chicken Soup Cook-Off at Temple Shir Shalom
Maya Contorer of Royal Oak and Jake Witus of Huntington Woods serve up soup to Sophia Guralnick of Farmington Hills.
Chicken Soup Cook-Off at Temple Shir Shalom
Winners of the Best Amateur Creative/Contemporary Soup were Gabriel Reamer and Michael Reamer, flanked by co-chairs Jan Pederson and Amy Liefer.
Chicken Soup Cook-Off at Temple Shir Shalom
Ben Wine enjoys his chicken noodle soup sample. He was among about 500 people attending the annual chicken soup contest.
Chicken Soup Cook-Off at Temple Shir Shalom
Co-chairs Jan Pederson and Amy Liefer with Best Decorated Table winners Chloe Perov, Leah Perov, Virginie Perov, Natalie Perov and Boris Perov.

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