Global Jewish holiday recipes? There’s an app for that

( There’s a new app for those seeking to spice up their Rosh Hashanah menu this year—as well as that of their family and friends.

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has launched a Facebook app in advance of the new year that enables users to send e-Recipe cards to each other and connects them with “Jewish communities far and wide and flavors of the Jewish New Year the world over,” the humanitarian group working in more than 70 countries said in a press release, giving leek fritatas from Turkey and cornflour-coconut halava from India as examples of exotic recipes available through the app.

Visit to access the app. Additionally, JDC Rosh Hashanah recipe cards can be downloaded at

JDC also noted that its work for overseas Jewish communities includes providing “holiday aid and free or subsidized programming to needy Jews and Jewish communities to ensure they can celebrate the New Year with joy.” 

Posted on September 7, 2012 .