Ellie Rudee

Ellie Rudee

Ellie Rudee (she/her) is the marketing and content manager for the Union for Reform Judaism. Since graduating from Scripps College in 2015, she made aliyah to Israel and has worked as a journalist focusing on global Jewry and culinary arts, and in marketing and PR. She is a trained culinary tour guide of Jerusalem, started the Jerusalem Cooking Club for young Jerusalemites, and has hosted local and international cooking workshops and retreats. Her first cookbook, Tastes of Freedom: A Passover Cookbook, was published in 2022 and was translated to Spanish and Russian. She loves to teach people about the intersections of food, culture, and Jewish peoplehood. Follow her adventures in Israel on Instagram at @foodierudee.

The Top 8 Israeli Summer Treats

Ellie Rudee
July 13, 2023
It's the height of summer in Israel. On a blistering summer day like today, there's nothing better than enjoying a refreshing treat to cool you down. Here are some of my all-time favorite Israeli popsicles, drinks, and treats.

Celebrating the Trailblazing Mothers of Zionism

Crystal Hill
Ellie Rudee
April 13, 2023
While many are acquainted with the "fathers" of modern Zionism (Theodore Herzl, Leon Pinsker, David Ben Gurion, and others) early women Zionists have been largely overlooked. Their contributions to Zionism and Jewish kibbutzim were vital to establishing the state of Israel. It's time that their work was celebrated and recognized.

Feasting with Foodish: Persian Love Cake and Tishpishti Semolina Cake

Ellie Rudee
February 28, 2023
The saying goes, "tell me what you eat, and I'll tell you who you are." Food is not only fuel for our bodies, it's also a conduit of culture, storytelling, and identity. The Jewish people know this well. Our culinary traditions have preserved our stories and history, from generation to generation.

He’Brews, He’Leads

Ellie Rudee
February 23, 2023
Third-year Hebrew Union College-NYC student Jesse Epstein hopes to make Judaism more accessible, meaningful, and relevant for today’s Jewish community – through beer. He recently became the owner of Shmaltz Brewing Company, a beer-brewing brand aimed at providing community members with a mode and environment for consumption steeped in Jewish ethics, text, and tradition.