My Kosher Kitchen Rules
By Malki Rose
The charity, established in memory of Melbourne Grandmother extraordinaire & Holocaust Survivor Mrs Dora Rose z”l, aimed to build on her legacy that “every child is important & needs someone to believe in them to reach their potential”.
In 2012, work begun on our first major initiative, building a much needed centre to empower and support kids.
The centre, being built in Caulfield will be a much needed resource to support vulnerable kids in our community being affected by abuse in the home or at school, neglect or just need a space where they can be supported, nourished and heard.
In its initial stages the centre will offer advocacy for children through psychologists and legal support services, linked in with local government Department of Human Services, as well as the AJP and Hatzolah. (We are currently developing our Community Foster care program.. please get in touch if you would like to volunteer as a Foster carer!)
The unique facilities and much needed programs, including an urban farm, kids kitchen and art studio, will be open to all children!
As with so many other Jewish mothers, food had a nurturing and uniting role to play in Dora Rose’s family life. Food IS family. Food IS love. So you can see why we felt that there was no better way than through Jewish food to unite our community around the children’s centre.
Food excites and nurtures and we hope that through the enormous momentum the project has built we can create awareness for this much needed resource which will change the lives of more children than Dora Rose could ever have imagined.
So far our first 4 episodes, hosted by Bram Presser & Adam Krongold, have aired on our youtube channel MyKosherKitchenRules (check them out!) with more than 10,000 views on youtube, and 4,000 MKKR Facebook views each week, with the challenges and grand finale yet to air (Gala screening night at The Astor, 26th November 2013).
Some of Melbourne’s finest local food heroes have come on board to support the initiative including the iconic Continental Kosher Butcher, Georgie’s Harvest, Sidewalk Cafe, Made with Luv Foods, Gold River Dairy, Dom’s Fruit & Vegetables, Tassal, Passionate Catering, Glicks Cakes & Bagels and as the momentum grows more supporters are signing up to be a part of this unique project.
To contribute to the crowdfunding of this project, please go to http://www.pozible.com/project/34539
To book tickets to MKKR, go to http://www.trybooking.com/66567 @The Astor Theatre , Tuesday 26th November
General Tix $20
VIP Tix : $60 – fully catered gourmet cocktail party
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