2018 Shtetl Skills Workshops

All workshops are $10-$20 suggested donation. Nobody turned away due to lack of funds. Some workshops have an additional materials fee.

Sourdough 101 with Fikira Bakery

Sunday, June 3, 2-5 pm  |  5020 Cedar Ave

In the spirit of Shavuot, we're celebrating wheat and partnering with Fikira Bakery to bring you...


Sourdough! It's got the loudest flavor, and is the easiest bread to make at home--if you have a good starter.


Al, founder of Fikira Bakery, and co-chef J.A., founder of foodeveryonedeserves (fed), will share their very own multigenerational, whole grain starter, and walk you through every step of the awesome sourdough process.


You'll gain pro knowledge about bread making and local sourcing in Philadelphia, and have the opportunity to meet two radical Philly foodmakers. We'll have time to taste four varieties of locally grown & baked sourdough from Fikira & fed, and you'll be sent home with your own starter (jars provided). 


Stay tuned for Sourdough 201!


This workshop has a required $5 materials fee for each participant in addition to the suggested donation of $10-$20. Everyone will go home with a sourdough starter.


Homebrewing with Dock Street Brewery

Wednesday, June 6, 6-9 pm  |  707 S. 50th Street

You've threshed and winnowed and tithed to the great temple all you could this year but the new harvest has just come in and you STILL have all this leftover grain? We have the perfect solution! Come join the Jewish Farm School in partnership with our new neighbors, Dock Street Brewery, for a homebrewing workshop and brewery tour!


Taylor, seasoned home brewer and Dock Street tour guide, will lead us through the steps of brewing beer in a home kitchen, and together we'll explore the methods, minutia, and magic of this milenia-old process. And as an added bonus, we'll get a quick and dirty tour of Dock Street's commercial-scale brewing operation!


This workshop has a required $5 materials fee for each participant in addition to the suggested donation of $10-$20.



Shtetl Skills workshops are co-sponsored by Kol Tzedek Synagogue and generously supported by the Natan Fund,

the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia,
and the Lisa and Maury Friedman Foundation.


 Learn about our past workshops.