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Kids kosher cooking camps offered by Suncoast Hillels

TAMPA – Hillels of the Florida Suncoast is offering a new summer camp for children and teenagers who like to cook and want hands-on experience with cooking and baking traditional Jewish foods.

Suncoast Hillels’ Kosher Cooking Camp will offer two sessions – one four days and the other five days – with campers meeting for two hours daily. The program will be held in the the USF Hillel Kitchen at the Morris & Bertha Escoll Center for Jewish Campus Life, 13101 USF Sycamore Drive, Tampa.

“Our Kosher Cooking Camps are a really creative way to bring the joy of the Jewish culture to our younger community members and to also give high school students a first glimpse into college life and the Hillel campus community,” said Sara Ingber, Suncoast Hillels’ board president. “We are also delighted to be able to use our brand new kosher kitchen and expanded program space for the camps.”

Suncoast Hillels completed construction of the USF Hillel Kosher kitchen and 1,200-square-foot dining space in November of 2016.

Planned menu topics for the kosher camps include: Shabbat dinner, both American and Israeli style; Jewish comfort foods, holiday sweets and “Challah-Palooza.” Students will prepare Jewish delicacies including, but not limited to, matzah ball soup, roast chicken, kugel, Israeli salad, falafel, blintzes, latkes, hamentaschen, sufganiot, and several varieties of challah.

Students will enjoy a generous tasting of every menu item prepared during camp sessions.

All cooking camps will be taught by volunteer home cooks from the Bay Area community, and campers will be supervised by USF Hillel professional staff and student leaders.

The first session will be held Tuesday through Friday, May 30 to June 2. The second session will be Monday through Friday, June 5-12. Times for both weeks are 10 a.m. to noon for children ages 8-12, and 2-4 p.m. for young adults ages 13-17.

The cost for the first session is $180 (a 4-day camp) and is limited to 10 students; the cost is $225 for the second session (a 5-day camp) and is limited to 15 students. All campers will receive USF Hillel apron.

Register for the camps at by May 15. For more information, contact Linda Wolf at (813) 899-2788 or

If a child has a food allergy, contact Suncoast Hillels before registering for the camp.

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