Katja Goldman, Judy Bernstein Bunzl, and Lisa Rotmil

Katja Goldman, Judy Bernstein Bunzl, and Lisa Rotmil are the authors of The Community Table: Recipes and Stories from the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan and Beyond.

On Writing a Cookbook for the JCC Manhattan [INCLUDES RECIPE]

How to Cook Nuck a Whaatt? [INCLUDES RECIPE]











Katja Goldman is known as the unofficial challah teacher of the upper west side, having taught literally hundreds of men and women to bake challah. She co-authored the Empire Kosher Chicken Cookbook: 225 Easy and Elegant Recipes for Poultry and Great Side Dishes. Katja was a co-founder of Yivo’s Food as Roots program and is very active in Jewish Communal life. Katja was also a co-founder of the Slice of Life Bakery in Cambridge Mass, the executive chef for Barclay Bank and she has appeared on network television and in publications nationwide sharing her recipes, creative cooking and culinary arts. She holds a B.S. from Simmons College in Boston and an RD from Brigham and Women's Hospital. Katja is married to Michael Sonnenfeldt. They have 4 children and live in New York City.

Lisa Rotmil has a Ph.D in Art History from The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She has worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. She is an avid cook and has an interest in design. She recently contributed to the design of the Ronald P. Stanton Campus of the Abraham Joshua Heschel School in New York City. She lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with her husband, Alex, and her two daughters Lydia and Julia.

Judy Bernstein Bunzl received her Master’s from Columbia University School of Social Work and then worked for The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. Between 1980-1992, Judy and her husband Nick Bunzl lived in Milan and London. While in London their two daughters, Alexandra and Natasha were born. Choosing to be a stay-at-home Mom, Judy threw herself into volunteer work, organic vegetable gardening and cooking. Having studied cooking in Milan, London, New York and anywhere she found herself, her interests in all three vocations came together with the publication in 2015 of the cookbook, The Community Table, Stories and Recipes from the JCC Manhattan, written together with Katja Goldman and Lisa Rotmil.