Chef Rabbi Josh
Israeli Home Hospitality for families and groups of up to 35 diners
Reserve a five-star, five-course dinner with Chef Rabbi Josh in his beautiful Jerusalem home on any night of the week.
Rabbi Josh is a Talmud scholar, a documentary filmmaker, a registered tour guide and specialty chef at Jerusalem’s iconic Tmol Shilshom Restaurant.
Over dinner, Rabbi Josh speaks on a wide range of topics from his riveting personal story to an explanation of Jewish tradition and an introduction to the Talmud.
Ask all your questions!
Josh's beautiful home is located several minutes from the center of Jerusalem, and can accommodate up to 35 guests.
First Course: fresh sourdough bread and a king's feast of Israeli salads and dips inspired by that day's visit to Jerusalem's iconic Mahane Yehuda market.
Soup course: Chicken pumpkin soup with matsah balls. Vegetarian lentil, pumpkin and tomato soup.
Main course: Slow-stewed beef Hungarian goulash over a bed of Moroccan rice with cranberries, carrots, spices and almonds. Steaming home-smoked Pastrami served with homemade sauerkraut and sour pickles.
Dessert: Homemade sugar-free chocolate truffles, hot rugelach, halvah and seasonal fruit.
Drinks include Josh's own line of limoncello, and arak.
Christian, Jewish, interfaith and non religious groups all welcome
Rabbi Josh speaks fluent English and German.
Chinese and Korean translation available upon request
Ample parking, easy access for tour buses.
Vegetarian and gluten free menus available upon request.
Dinner lasts approximately two hours
Availability is limited, with preference given to groups of 20+.
"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 mysticism 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.