Cooking Up a Diverse Community

By Jennifer Richler for Tablet Magazine
 

A new group called Kugel brings together the ‘multicultural bubble’ of New York’s Jewish scene

It all started with a broken engagement.

It was April 2018, and Simone Weichselbaum was newly single. One of the reasons she and her fiancé had split was her anxiety about moving to his homogeneous Jewish community outside Manhattan.

Weichselbaum, now 37, grew up modern Orthodox in what she calls the “multicultural bubble of the New York City Jewish scene,” filled with people from diverse backgrounds, like her. (She’s half Jamaican, half German-Jewish.)

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