What they say about me


Our Los Angeles Temple Beth Am Sisterhood had an amazing night making Chocolate Babka and Rugelach with Paula. Everyone enjoyed it and learned so much! I’ll be making the Chocolate Babka the next time our Sisterhood Book Group meets!

-Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, October 2018
Paula not only made me think about the role food plays in our body, but also in our spirit and in society.  Her talk at our book festival was a dash of recipe tips, a pinch of cultural anthropology, and a smidgen of psychology, which all came together to make a very satisfying and savory experience!
– Avi Dresner, Co-Chair, the Berkshires’ Jewish Festival of Books, Hevreh of Southern Berkshire,Great Barrington, MA

While we long for the family comfort and holiday foods, we there is a need to lighten them up. Paula talked about doing just that. The best part was realizing that recipes can be changed without sacrificing taste and memories. A great blueprint is her new cookbook, The Healthy Jewish Kitchen. Paula has visited our Sisterhood each time her new cookbooks have been published. We look forward to a visit next year when we do a workshop with her.

 – Congregation Beth Shalom Sisterhood Culminating dinner, Northbrook, IL

Thank you so much for a fantastic demo this morning- even with some technical difficulties! Everyone really enjoyed learning about the recipes  as well as tips and tricks for cutting fruits and veggies. We’re excited to make these recipes in our homes!

 – AACI – Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel  – Jerusalem, Israel 

On behalf of Hazon and the entire 2018 Michigan Jewish Food Festival team I would like to thank you for your enthusiasm and participation at Sunday’s festival.  Not only did the whole day go smoothly, but the collaborative effort of the chefs, a rabbinic council, and two assistants creating a delicious culinary experience for our attendees was flawless.  Personally, this year’s planning and orchestration of the event was much easier for me because of your willingness to communicate and cooperate at every level, and I appreciate the time you took to speak with me as often as needed so the day could unfold as well as it did. It was a privilege and a pleasure to be a part of this year’s chef demo kitchen, and I offer my heartfelt gratitude for your presence at our 2018 Michigan Jewish Food Festival.

-Michigan Jewish Food Festival/Hazon


I totally thought that the baking demo would be a fun thing to do. But people’s feedback blew me away: they were so enthusiastic about it and said how interesting and enjoyable it was.

– Baking Demo – Alon Shvut, Israel 


Working with Paula for our cooking demo was fabulous–she was dynamic, engaging, and flexible. What a gift to our congregation to host such a talented, warm, and knowledgeable author and chef. Beth Sholom, Potomac MD What a wonderful event! Our patrons were so excited to meet Paula and learn from her and we had such great feedback after the event.

 – The JCC – Dallas, TX

So much great information and yummy treats! Hope to work with Paula again.

 – The 92nd St. Y – New York, NY

On behalf of the Book Festival team and MJCCA leadership, thank you again for teaching our two Passover cooking classes last weekend. We have gotten only wonderful feedback from the guests who attended – with many indicating that they would love to attend similar programs in the near future. We can’t thank you enough for lending us your time and talents! We hope you enjoyed yourself while in Atlanta and look forward to seeing you for your next cookbook release!

MJCCA, Atlanta, GA

Paula’s presentation was received so well her warmth and friendly demeanor made the evening a terrific event!

 – The JCC – Dayton, OH

Thank you for a FANTASTIC presentation today and for your generosity! The Challah Bake was so enjoyable and you are just amazingly talented, humorous and professional! I know everyone had a wonderful time and learned a lot (I know I did)!

 – Challah Workshop, Washington, D.C.

Once again, thanks for a great job. I will definitely pass your name around. We look forward to using you again in the future.

 – Yehudis Newman, Chabad of Alexandia, Virginia

Thanks very much for the baking lessons. You’re a great teacher, and have a way of making it look so effortless. Everyone really enjoyed it, and the results of our collective efforts were delicious!!

 – Sidley Austin Summer Associates

Thank you so much, Paula — what a wonderful way to spend an evening! My kids were awed by how good the cookies were — “you made those???” — and I have to say, I was surprised to find that though I am a chocolate lover to the core, the biscotti and tuilles are my favorite – I love chewy. It was so easy, so delicious, complete with great company. I can’t wait to come again!

– Student – Elegant Cookies