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This chef, born next to a matzah factory, is delivering meals to Holocaust survivors


April 30, 2021

Benjamin Kanter

David Teyf delivers a Shabbat meal to a homebound Holocaust survivor in New York City, Aug. 21, 2020.

(JTA) - Growing up, Passover was always a special time of year for David Teyf.

It wasn't just about the holiday. It was also the stories his family would tell about the matzah factory they used to operate behind his grandfather's house in Minsk before they left Soviet Belarus in 1979. Teyf, who was born in that house, was 5 when they left that capital city.

Now a successful chef, Teyf has few memories of the matzah factory. Yet he has found himself thinking about it more often lately as he cooks and delivers weekly Shabbat meals, and more recently Passover meals, for Holocaust survivors liv...

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