Chef Rabbi Josh
Israeli Home Hospitality for families and groups of up to 35 diners
Combining his passion for food, people and Jerusalem, Rabbi Josh has been introducing tourists to Jerusalem’s culinary, and spiritual secrets for over 20 years.
Born in Canada to a German Catholic mother and Jewish American father, Josh lives in Jerusalem with his wife, blogger Chana Jenny Weisberg (JewishMom.com) and their eight children.
A Talmud scholar who moonlights as a specialty chef at Jerusalem’s iconic Tmol Shilshom Restaurant (home of one of Lonely Planet’s 10 best breakfasts in the world!), Josh invites you to join him for a five star five course meal and conversation in his beautiful Jerusalem home.
Book your private five course dinner with Chef Rabbi Josh and enjoy an enchanted, delicious and inspiring meal! Availability is limited so book soon.
Reserve a five course dinner with Chef Rabbi Josh on any night of the week. Dinner lasts approximately two hours.
Josh has extensive experience with Christian, Jewish, interfaith and non religious groups of all nationalities.
Rabbi Josh speaks fluent English and German. For Chinese groups Josh works with Ting Ariella Shi, an Jew born in Kai Feng, China.
Over dinner, Rabbi Josh speaks on a wide range of topics -from his riveting personal story to an explanation of Jewish tradition to an introduction to the Talmud. And you can ask all your questions!
Josh's beautiful home is located several minutes from the center of Jerusalem, and can accommodate up to 35 guests. Availability is limited, with preference given to groups of 20+.
The street has ample parking with easy access for tour buses.
Vegetarian and gluten free menus available upon request.
Your meal begins with fresh local sourdough breads and a king's feast of Israeli salads and dips inspired by that day's visit to the market. The soup course consists of chicken pumpkin soup with matsah balls. For the main course, Josh combines culinary traditions, serving a slow-stewed beef Hungarian goulash over a bed of Moroccan rice, cranberries, carrots, spices and almonds. In a nod to his German heritage, Josh serves a side dish of hot home-smoked pastrami, homemade sauerkraut and sour pickles. Vegetarians enjoy a hearty squash soup and a dish of lentils sautéed with balsamic vinegar and seasonal vegetables. For desert, feast on a plate of sugar-free chocolate truffles, hot rugelach, halvah and seasonal fruit.
Dinner with Josh includes his own line of limoncello, and arak.
Rabbi Josh buys his ingredients in Jerusalem's open air farmers market, "Machaneh Yehuda," home of the world's best ruglach.
"As delicious as the food was, the highlight of our dinner with Rabbi Josh was the conversation. We had never been invited to an Orthodox Jewish home before -and here we felt like part of the family!"
"We learned so much about Judaism and Israel. All from an intimate, insider's perspective. We asked questions about everything!"
"We haven't been able to stop talking about all we learned from Rabbi Josh."
"This is why we came to Israel. We didn't want to be just tourists. We wanted to be able to ask questions and engage with ideas."
Have you ever had a question you wanted to ask a Rabbi? This is your opportunity!
Rabbi Josh has been teaching Talmud and Jewish mystecism in Israel, American and Europe for 20 years.
Rabbi Josh and his family have hosted Mennonites from Pennsylvania, Evangelical Christians from Sweden, Muslim Pilgrims from Indonesia, Law students from Harvard, interfaith groups from California, and the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal.
Contact Rabbi Josh
/ TEL: +972525665728