Welcome to America -and Thanks for Bringing the Bagels!

Everyone is invited to this community breakfast with local food writer for the Jewish Advocate, Joni Schockett on Sunday, December 15, 9:45 AM. She will speak about the history of bagels, cream cheese, and lox, and how they are not all Jewish in origin, yet together, they become an iconic Jewish delicacy. Joni grew up in Newton, attended Boston University and then earned a MEd in English from Framingham State University. Joni discovered her love of writing while working on the Daily Free Press at BU. She discovered her love of cooking much earlier when her dad made blueberry pancakes with blueberries she had picked in the backyard. She decided then that she wanted to do that too!

Joni continued to write, combining her developing passion for cooking and her long standing love of writing, in an organizational cookbook for Solomon Schechter Day School in 1989.
The book raised $40,000 and people still ask for it today. In 1990, Joni began a career at Wentworth Institute of Technology, teaching writing and a course on Language and Prejudice which looked at the role that language played in the Holocaust and other atrocities. She began writing food columns that same year and has written for various newspapers throughout the country, including Dallas, Baltimore Westchester, and more. Currently, she is the food writer for The Jewish Advocate in Boston and the Jewish Star in New York.

Fee for this event is $8 for Sisterhood and Brotherhood members; $10 for all others. Please RSVP to Janet Goldberg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by December 9th. FLYER