The Oyven (Yiddish for oven) reclaims the Jewish spirit of a communal oven. For centuries in villages from Poland to Morocco, communal ovens served as gathering points for a social exchange, where recipes and stories were swapped and cooperation strengthened. Our reimagined Oyven is a platform for food, art, and ideas, a communal oven where everyone is fed, physically, spiritually and emotionally. We join people together in the experience of shaping, baking, and sharing challah and other traditional Jewish foods, while engaging in music, talks, text study, and dialogue.
In the summer of 2021, we traveled around with The Oyven to visit nine hosts within a 5-hour driving radius of NYC with our mobile pizza oven for outdoor community-building events where we met new people, spreading Jewish creativity, culture and ideas while baking and breaking bread together.
Host or Attend Oyven Happenings!
The Oyven mobile oven visits hosts for outdoor community-building events, retreats and Shabbatons within a 5-hour drive from New York City. We are open for booking this summer and beyond! Please inquire for rates.