Cooking dinner as a couple became a memorable date night when Emet Outreach’s Couple’s Division hosted an enticing class at Apron Masters in Woodmere. Over a three-hour period, 12 couples and some eager Emet staff learned to prepare a three-course meal. “It was our first time offering such an exciting event for couples,” said Shay Yonaiev, Couples Director. “We love providing interactive workshops with useful tips, but cooking gourmet food together took it to another level. The staff at Apron Masters made it easy for us to follow along and feel accomplished.”

In the state-of-the-art kitchen, participants prepared a menu that included spring rolls for an appetizer, fettuccine alfredo with homemade pasta for the main, and a molten lava cake for a decadent dessert. After the hands-on instruction, couples headed to the dining area to enjoy their delicacies, as well as each other’s company. Rabbi Mordechai Kraft, Emet Co-Founder and Educational Director gave a moving lecture about the importance of showing gratitude and appreciation to one’s spouse. There was a feeling of warmth and positivity among the group.

Participants shared rave reviews. “Emet’s cooking event was full of love, good food, and inspiration,” said Yosef and Rebecca Chafizov. “It was amazing to bond with each other while cooking a three-course meal.” Rafael and Tova Kurayev added, “It was a fun interactive experience to connect while learning to cook together. We had a blast and would love to attend more events like this in the future.”

The best perk of the evening was that everyone left with recipes, and no one had to clean up!

“Supporting our young married couples is one of our primary goals at Emet,” said Mrs. Rivka Muskat, Associate Director. “A fun event like this deepens their connection with one another as well as with the Emet staff. We look forward to sharing the next event.”

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