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Hugs And Knishes: A Celebration Of Our Jewish Food And Traditions

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Give $25 a month or $300 all at once and get the Heritage Collection with the program DVD, cookbook and pomegranate art piece. This gift includes a KPBS License Plate Frame (if you're a new member). Also enjoy access to KPBS Passport and myKPBS Film Club. The program DVD and cookbook only is at the $240 level. The hardcover book only is at the $240 level. The DVD only or cookbook only are at the $120 level.

Airs Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

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Mouthwatering moments with a diverse range of Jewish families celebrate the importance of food as a cultural connection to the past, and a hope to maintain tradition in the future.

Snippets of home life, holiday gatherings, humor and history come together like the ingredients of a favorite grandmother's Shabbat chicken soup, reflecting a community's collective memories and perhaps sparking new ones as recipes are prepared step-by-step on screen and families share their favorite traditions.

Of course when there is talk of Jewish culture and tradition there is usually song, and actors Fyvush Finkel and Tovah Feldshuh sprinkle their interviews with the Yiddish melodies of their childhoods.

Fyvush Finkel died Sunday Aug. 14, 2016 at the age of 93.