As the paper goes to press, Gourmet Glatt and Chabad of the Five Towns are gearing up for a jointly sponsored community-wide menorah-lighting at Cedarhurst’s Andrew J. Parise Park on December 17, the second night of Chanukah. Each year, hundreds of participants from throughout the Five Towns, Far Rockaway, and beyond turn out for a night of Chanukah festivities featuring free gifts and refreshments, singing and dancing, and top-flight performances by popular Jewish singers.
Entertaining the crowd this year will be well-known Jewish singer Yossi Goldstein.
JM In The AM Comes
To GG In BP
Hot coffee, out-of-the-oven-fresh Danishes and a live broadcast of JM in the AM with internationally renowned radio host Nachum Segal—no wonder so many people showed up at Boro Park’s Gourmet Glatt Market (Gourmet Glatt Emporium’s sister store) at the impossibly early hour of 6:00 a.m. last Thursday! The sizzling latkes and delectable Chanukah doughnuts, compliments of the store’s deli and bakery concessions, probably didn’t hurt either.
The joint GGE and GGM pre-Chanukah celebration, which took place at The Second Floor—GGM’s spacious loft venue for celebrity-chef cooking demos and other events—featured interviews with Yoeli Steinberg (GGE), Shamshi Szegedin (GGM), and a number of department managers, including Howie Klagsbrun and Berel Wolowik. An undisputed highlight of the show was the live performance by Yoni Z, who delighted in-store and radio-listening audiences alike with renditions of some of his most popular songs.
To listen to the program, click on “show archives” at www.nachumsegal.com.
For 2 Webcast
There’s no one like Gourmet Glatt’s cooking consultant, Naomi Nachman, to heat things up on a wintry Friday morning. On December 26, “The Aussie Gourmet” will be stirring things up with yet another live in-store webcast—the fourth in a series—of her popular show, Table for Two (The Nachum Segal Network).
Next Friday’s “supersized” show (9:00-10:30 a.m.) will feature a cooking demo by “kid chef” Eitan Bernath and appearances by Malkie Hirsch of Kiss the Kosher Cook food-blog fame, Seth Leavitt of Abeles and Heymann, Jay Buchsbaum of Royal Wines, and Nate Kruman of Burning Bush Hot Sauce. As always, participants will be treated to food and wine tastings and special giveaways.
Naomi invites shoppers who can’t make it to the in-store event to tune in at www.nachumsegal.com.
Gourmet Glatt is the official sponsor of the “What’s for Dinner?” segment of the Table for Two program (Fridays, 9:00-10:00 a.m.). Look for Naomi’s fabulous recipes on the store’s newly upgraded website: www.gourmetglatt.com, and follow her on Instagram for up-to-the-minute Gourmet Glatt news updates.
With the conclusion of the RCCS (Rofeh Cholim Cancer Society) 2GETHER Miracle Auction campaign (the auction took place on December 15), Gourmet Glatt is once again packing grocery orders in its signature white and green cartons. Several weeks ago, the store made the switch to yellow and pink, the RCCS auction colors, as a way of helping to promote this important event and raise awareness of RCCS’s vital work on behalf of cancer-stricken patients and their families.
“We were thrilled to have an opportunity to help support this incredible organization,” says Gourmet Glatt’s Yoeli Steinberg.
The RCCS sponsorship is just the latest of Gourmet Glatt’s many chesed endeavors on behalf of individuals and institutions around town, around the city, and around the world. Its ongoing local efforts include regularly providing meals for families of hospitalized patients serviced by Achiezer Community Resource Center and, in the winter months, providing snacks and drinks to neighborhood shuls participating in the motzaei Shabbos Avos U’Banim learning program.
Gourmet Glatt devotes so much time and effort to supporting worthy causes that the store’s management has actually established an official “Department of Chesed.”
“We believe we have a responsibility to use our resources and services to impact the local and wider Jewish community in a positive way,” says Yoeli. “And our new chesed department will help us streamline that process.”