By Rebbetzin Rifki Freundlich
Rebbetzin Rifki Freundlich has been living in Atlanta for close to 12 years with her husband and children. Her husband Rabbi Yechezkel (warmly known as Rabbi Y) is the respected, popular and beloved associate rabbi at Congregation Beth Jacob. Rebbetzin Freundlich is cherished by the community for her chesed (kindness), her hospitality, and her warm and welcoming smile. KosherEye is privileged to know her well and is always amazed and touched by her leadership and involvement in community projects and outreach.
One of the many things Rebbetzin Rifki loves about living and cooking in Atlanta is the local preference for lighter and healthier cooking and eating. The Freundlichs very much enjoy hosting on Shabbat and chagim (Jewish holidays). Therefore, Rifki is always looking for shortcuts to ease and shorten preparation, which proportionately increases her pleasure from entertaining. She was kind enough to share some of her Shabbos recipes with KosherEye: