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Rugelach go interactive

Filed under : Etc.
On December 20, 2007
At 2:20 pm
Comments : 15

My, the pictures in the last post looked good. You could practically taste them. If only you had the time or the inclination to make rugelach. Or you lived above Zabar’s. Or you knew me. Yes, I will be willing to make you a batch of rugelach (about 40-45) for a small donation to my favorite charity, Doctors Without Borders. And shipping. No handling. What the fuck does handling mean anyway? I don’t really want my stuff handled. So! Let’s have a FAQ, shall we? Faqtastic.

But Becca, I thought they were so labor intensive?
They are. Indeed. But I am off all next week. And did I mention? I won’t be in London. I will be right here.

What’s Doctors Without Borders?
To quote them, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières is an independent international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters, or exclusion from health care in more than 70 countries.

To quote me, they are completely non-political and help poor and needy people who need healthcare all around the world.

You can read more here.

Who pays for the ingredients? Who pays for the shipping?
I pay for the ingredients. That’s my donation. And it isn’t even tax-deductible! You pay the shipping. That isn’t tax deductible either.

Shipping will be via USPS priority mail, otherwise they will be stale. If you want to pay for faster, be my guest. You can calculate your shipping here:

It will be about 1.5 pounds in a package from 10025. The average seems to be $6-$7.

But I don’t want you to know where I live.
Unless you would like to meet me on the west side of Manhattan, you will have to give me an address to ship to, sorry.

So how much of a donation?
Whatever you feel comfortable with. Let’s say, minimum $15. This part is tax-deductible.

I don’t like raspberry. Can you make another flavor?
Sure, anything they sell in jelly. Preserves don’t work. I hear apricot is good but I don’t like apricot. It’s my understanding that there are different strokes for different folks, though.

I’m allergic to nuts. Are you nuts?
Yes, I am. But the rugelach have no nuts. Or eggs. They do have wheat and milk, though. If this matters to you, they are suitable for vegetarians and are kosher-dairy. If it doesn’t matter to you, they are still suitable for vegetarians and kosher-dairy.

How many calories?
It’s for charity!

What’s your deadline? I mean, what if I want them in January? I have a lot of cookies in my world right now.
I’d like to be done by New Year’s But I can’t say how busy I’ll be later on; maybe we can work something out.

How do I pay?
I have a charity page set up at firstgiving and it all goes through them. It’s a secure website and you will get proof of your donation for tax purposes. They’re slow on FireFox, though, sorry about that.

Shipping goes directly to me through my PayPal account.

I’ll send you all the details when I get your e-mail. So that’s it! Drop me an email at becca at magicjewball dot com and place your order today. Feel free to ask any other questions in the comments area or through e-mail. Thanks for your interest in Jewish pastry!

PS, invest in good coffee beans in advance.


15 Comments for this post

  1. ~dogandmusiclover~ says:

    SWEET! I’m in!

  2. Linda V says:

    Becca, I can’t wait. When will it come? If I’m in LA next week, should you ship it there? Shoot me an email if you can.


  3. Becca says:

    Thanks, Dog!

    Linda, thanks! I’ll ship it anywhere you like. It will be after the 25th, though, since they’d be in shipment a day longer. I will e-mail you.

  4. Deas says:

    I hope you make a lot of dough doing this. It’s a great cause.

    I don’t think you can ship here without French labelling.

  5. Becca says:

    Maybe Médecins Sans Frontières can, Deas.

    And bwah! Thanks.

  6. poco says:

    Yay! I can’t wait.

  7. Pious B says:

    Is there a takeout option?

  8. Becca says:

    Thanks, Poco!

    Why, Pi, I was counting on you to help me roll out dough. Oh, I kid. Of course there is.

  9. CajunQueen says:

    So excited! Looking forward to receiving the goodies!

  10. kb says:

    dang, I’ve got a picture of you in your kitchen, but my scanner quit talking to my computer so I haven’t been able to send it to you!

    I think I will take you up on your offer though. I’d love to try them.

  11. Becca says:


    kb, you do? Have you been outside my window like a papparazzo?

  12. kb says:

    not me, someone else!

    Seriously, I live right next to the Milwaukee JCC so I get their materials. In the fall they advertised a “Holiday Baking With Becca” class. At Becca’s house, no less! You have a very nice kitchen.

    I really wanted to sign up. I mostly really wanted to scan the picture and send it to you, but alas, it seems to be lost. 🙁

    So now I gotta just tell you about it, which is SO not as good as a picture.

  13. Merrick says:

    Oh, I’m in too. Yay!!!

    And my offer of homemade egg noodles still stands. I’ll have to make them after Christmas though. But, you’ll have them ready for a nice warm dinner on a cold January night!

  14. Becca says:

    Bwah, that’s fantastic, kb! Unless it is me. And then it’s not as funny. Oh, I kid, it’s not me!

    Merrick, I’ve never actually eaten homemade egg noodles. They sound fabulous, thanks!

  15. Alex says:

    Really? ‘Cause I know that when I think of Milwaukee, I always think of Becca.

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