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Join the Jewish Federation of St. Louis for a special Farm to Table Vilna Experience, centered around The Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook by Fania Lewando, proprietor of a popular vegetarian restaurant in Vilna, Lithuania. Originally published in Yiddish in 1938, Lewando’s cookbook was rediscovered more than half a century later after Fania died in World War II. A vegetarian cookbook of this size was groundbreaking at the time it was published.

The event will feature cooking demonstrations and a discussion of 1930’s Vilna culture and music that will recreate the feeling of Jewish life in the 1930s. Margi Lenga Kahn, a local food author, will be the presenter.

Farm to Table Vilna Experience will take place at Crown Center Café at 8350 Delcrest Drive at 2:00 pm on Sunday, January 22. Dietary laws observed.

Seating is limited. RSVP to Andrew Goldfeder at or 314-442-3711.

The Vilna Experience is generously sponsored by the Rubin (of blessed memory) and Gloria Feldman Family Education Institute, the Center for Jewish Learning, Saul Brodsky Jewish Community Library, the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center, and the Crown Center for Senior Living.