26 2020

Israel Today Presents: Israel Story in Conversation with Eli Buli

7:30PM - 8:30PM  

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Virtual event via Zoom Webinar presented by Jewish Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, Simon Family JCC, and Community Partners’ 10th Annual Israel Today Series!


"If you love something and work hard at it, you will always be successful’”
This is the philosophy of the Georgian born Chef Eli Buliskeria (AKA Eli Buli) who moved to Holon Israel at the age of 3 years old. From a young age, Eli learned the value of hard work as he often worked at the market with his parents. At the age of 18, he went off to serve in the Israeli Army as a Cook in the Combat Elite Unit. After experiencing the joy that his cooking brought to his fellow officers, Buli realized “This is what I want to do.”

 Hard work, love for food, and strong beliefs came together to lead Chef Eli Buliskeria to NYC, “the epicenter of the world, where the best restaurants are” while still remaining true to his principles and philosophy. There he became executive chef of the pan-Mediterranean restaurant, Bustan, which has been rated by Open Table as one of the top 100 Neighborhood Gems in the United States. When searching for a new executive chef, owner Tuvia Feldman wanted to maintain the high standards that Bustan had developed over the years and was looking for the special elements that would help take the business even higher. He found those elements in the creativity and unique talents of Chef ‘Buli.

Grab the ingredients below and cook with Eli on October 26, at 7:30 pm!


Free! For more information and to register for the event, click here.