Salt & Pilpel

Connecting Jewish Americans and Israelis in North NJ

Our Summer Hike was on the News! June 29, 2010

Click this link to see what Ilanit Habut of Yediot Acharonot wrote about our hike!

Yediot-hike article


Salt & Pilpel family guided hike June 8, 2010

Dear friends,

Salt & Pilpel would like to invite you, Israeli and Jewish American families to a family guided hike.

The hike will take place on Saturday, June 19th, at 16:15 at the Alpine Boat Basin and Picnic Area with Christina Fehre, Supervisor of Trails and Environmental Education.

For more details please see evite below .

In order for us to cover costs (parking, guide, game, surprise) the following charges will apply:

Adult $10
Child $5

Please make sure to wear sturdy shoes, sneakers will be fine (there are some areas of the trail that are rocky, and there are a few small hills along the route). Poison ivy is a common plant in the park, so please make sure to wear long pants and stay in the middle of the trail. Bring plenty of water, sun block, hats and snacks….

Please RSVP through evite (open link below) and pay in advance to Sheli or Sarit.

The hike will follow part of an old carriage road, built in 1761 by Dutch settlers, and then continue near the shores of the beautiful Hudson River. Along the way, Christina will talk about the ecology of the Palisades, pointing out trees, wildflowers and evidence of animal life, and teaching hikers about medicinal and edible plants. Hikers will also learn how the unique geology of the Palisades cliffs brought on their initial destruction, a tragedy which later inspired the movement for the conservation of America’s most precious natural landmarks.

About our guide: Christina started working at the Palisades Interstate Park as a young girl. Her passion for the outdoors and conservation lead her to earning a degree in Environmental Studies from Bard College. But it is in the field, and not the classroom, where she feels most at home.

Hope to see you there,

Salt and Pilpel


Check out our Shavuot Wine and Cheese Tasting Slide Show! May 16, 2010

Thank you to the lovely people who took part in our tasting. We enjoyed your company, Eran Elhalal’s great cheese selection and mozzarella making demo paired with Avi Ashman’s Israeli hand-picked wines and Rafi Sutton’s commentary on the wine. The discussion was lively and we all got to know new Israeli/Jewish American people!

The wines at the tasting were as follows:

  1. Yatir Sauvignon Blanc 2007
  2. Dalton Unoaked Chardonnay 2009
  3. Galil Mountain Viogner 2007
  4. Barkan Reserve Pinotage 2004
  5. Recanati Reserve Patit Syrah Zinfandel
  6. Carmel Single Vineyard Kayoumi Shiraz 2004
  7. Yarden Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

The cheeses at the tasting were as follows:

  1. Ricotta Fresca – Lioni Latticini, Italy, cow’s milk
  2. Mpzzarella Fresca – Made on site from Buffalo milk cheese curds
  3. Two Sisters Isabella, Gouda, Holland, cow’s milk
  4. Morbier, France, cow’s milk (line of vegetable ash running through the center)
  5. Tallegio, Italy, washed rids, cow’s milk
  6. Black River Blue, USA, PA, cow’s milk 


Save the date for our next event – A family hike on June 19th!


Nyack Beach State Park

Nyack Beach State Park is a beautiful place to spend a nice sunny day.

The breath-taking landscape of the Hudson river, Tappan Zee Bridge and the Palisades Sill with the option of hiking, fishing and picnicking together with great company (dearest family members, great friends and  pet (on leash)) makes it a great place to spend the day.

We had a fabulous time,  here is a link for a few more details and great photos –

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Family Hiking – Save the Date May 10, 2010


Pictures from our Kabalat Shabat Event May 9, 2010

A big thanks to all of you who participated, Shaar Communities for conducting the Kabalat Shabat, Ayelet Nethanel from The Goodies Place and our gracious hosts, Renee and Andy!

See you all in our next event of wine and cheese tasting May 15th at 8:00!

To view photos, click this link:


Save the date to a Shavuot event April 28, 2010