TEL AVIV — Jamie Geller and Gil Marks, two leading kosher cookbook authors, have made Aliyah (ascension or immigration) to Israel. The authors were part of a group of 350 new immigrants that arrived in Israel, under the auspices of Nefesh B’nefesh, a 10-year old organization that helps Jews from North America and the United Kingdom make the transition to life in Israel.
Both authors said that while fulfilling their dreams of living in Israel, they would make periodic visits to the United States.
In 2007, Geller published Quick and Kosher Recipes from the Bride Who Knew Nothing. She has subsequently published a number of other cookbooks and also was one of the founders of Kosher Media Network.
Marks was the founding editor of Kosher Gourmet magazine in 1986, which ran for about six years before closing in the early 1990s. He has published a number of kosher cookbooks, including his highly acclaimed Encyclopedia of Jewish Food (Wiley, 2010). His book, Olive Trees and Honey, is a 2005 James Beard Foundation Award winner and a 2006 IACP Cookbook Award finalist.