Community Cookbook

This cookbook represents the story of my great grandmother Sara (Charney) Eisenberg and dozens of other women as well. This cookbook contains various recipes that my family took with them when they fled from Poland to Birmingham, England during the time of the first World War. Those recipes then came with them from Birmingham to Ellis Island, where they first entered the United States, and then to their permanent home in Bayonne, New Jersey. The recipes in this cookbook are representations of my family history. My mother grew up with these recipes as staples in her household and in the household of her grandmother, and so too they became fixtures in my house. 

This was the Bayonne chapter of the Hadassah organization cookbook. This cookbook is a representation of many different family histories and different stories. Every recipe in this cookbook comes from another woman from another country and another family. These recipes came with the Jewish families when they fled their respective home countries and came to the United States. Their family traditions live on in this cookbook.

Place(s): Poland, England, Bayonne New Jersey
Year: 1921


Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more