2018 Summer Shtetl Skills Workshops

All workshops are sliding scale suggested donation. Nobody turned away due to lack of funds. Some workshops have an additional materials fee.

Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk with Marian Dalke

Wednesday, July 18th, 6-8 pm

Fairmount Park's Boxer's Trail, intersection of Randolph St and Reservoir St

Join us for a guided wild plant walk through the east side of Fairmount park! Participants will learn local plant identification, taste wild edibles, and learn on-the-spot tincture making.


Instructor Marian Dalke is a Community Herbalist and Urban Garden Manager at Norris Square Neighborhood Project. Her passion for the natural world began as a child, and she believes that food and health belong in people’s hands. Marian works towards a just food system where all people have access to healthy, nutritious, & culturally affirming foods.


Rain date will be the following day, Thursday 7/19. 


Sourdough 201 with Fikira Bakery

Sunday, August 12, 2-5 pm  |  5020 Cedar Ave

 Come join us for part two of our exploration of the magic of bread baking! In early June we celebrated the traditional time of the wheat harvest in our Sourdough 101 workshop, and now Fikira Bakery and Jewish Farm School are inviting you and the bounty of summer into our doughy alchemy.


Sourdough bread naturally packs a punch. But wheat flour is just one of many ingredients that taste delicious fermented. Think of pickles, sushi ginger, and sauerkraut: all delicious ferments. Fikira Bakery uses raw vegetables, herbs, and flowers to boost nutrition, flavor and seasonality in whole grain sourdough. Come learn these 201 techniques, and break bread with us! Curiosity welcome :)


If you'd like to take starter home, please bring your own jar.  


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


Shtetl Skills workshops are generously supported by the

the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia,
and the Moses Feldman Family Foundation.


 Learn about our past workshops.