Mixing three cups of wisdom for every two cups of matzo meal, Cantor Shira Ginsburg proudly presents the New York premiere of "Bubby's Kitchen," created and first performed by Ginsburg as her Senior Cantorial Recital at HUC-JIR's School of Sacred Music last year. It will be performed by singer and songwriter Ginsburg at The Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York on Saturday, December 5th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 6th at 2 pm. "Bubby’s Kitchen" tells the heartwarming, true story of Shira Ginsburg’s journey from youth through her 30s as experienced in her grandmother’s kitchen. This one-woman production holds a poignant and heartfelt mirror up to anyone who has ever sat around the kitchen table and been filled with the richness of relatives and recipes.
Having grown up in a family of resistance fighters and Holocaust survivors, Shira shares these bittersweet memories that illustrate the balance between new and old, responsibility and desire, and life and love. These moving moments are woven together on a sparse stage, with only a box full of familiar kitchen items, through the magic of monologue, Yiddish humor and musical theatre songs. Whether struggling to find real happiness in life or discovering the key to the “svelt” Ginsburg figure, the answers overflow like mandel bread and rugelach in Bubby’s Kitchen. Produced by East End Temple.