What is Bubby’s Kitchen?

Bubby’s Kitchen is a one-woman show about growing up in a family of Holocaust survivors and resistance fighters.

Mixing three cups of wisdom for every two cups of matzo meal, Shira Ginsburg weaves together a story of love and laughter, of loss and survival and of food and family. With her stories, yiddish, liturgical, and musical theatre songs, Shira will have you laughing and crying in one breath. Welcome to Bubby’s Kitchen!

What are audiences saying about Bubby’s Kitchen?

“Our audiences have not stopped talking about your amazing performance.”

Ralph Meranto
Artistic Director, CenterStage

“Your warmth, insight, love and humor just cast a magic spell over all of us.”

Lauren Weinberger

“There are some events in life that you just must see.”

Judy Tallerman

Shira Ginsburg

Shira Ginsburg is an Invested Cantor currently serving at East End Temple in Manhattan. A graduate of Syracuse University’s Drama and Musical Theatre program, Shira spent a number of years working as a professional actress, singer and songwriter before being invested as Cantor from Hebrew Union College.

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Judith Ginsburg (Bubby)

Judith Ginsburg was born Yudis Kosczzanska on January 6, 1925 in Lida, Poland (now Bellarus.) One of five children, four girls and one boy, Judith was the only member of her immediate family to survive the Holocaust.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is Bubby’s Kitchen About?
Bubby’s Kitchen is one woman’s heartwarming, true story of growing up in her Bubby’s kitchen. Coming of age In a family of resistance fighters and Holocaust survivors, Shira’s moving tale illustrates the balance between the new and the old, responsibility and desire, and life and love that will make you laugh and cry in one breath – not to mention make you crave a rugalach straight out of Bubby’s oven.

Bubby’s Kitchen weaves this family’s moving story together through monologue, Yiddish, liturgical and musical theatre songs. Though Bubby’s Kitchen is the story of one woman’s life, it holds a poignant and heartfelt mirror up to anyone that has ever sat around their family’s kitchen table and been filled with the richness of food, the riches of stories, and lots and lots of love.

Q. Who wrote Bubby’s Kitchen?
Shira Ginsburg is the creator, writer and performer of Bubby’s Kitchen. Original music created by Jonathan Comisar with lyrics by Shira Ginsburg and Jonathan Comisar.
Q. Is there an intermission?
Bubby’s Kitchen runs 75 minutes with no intermission
Q. Is Bubby’s Kitchen appropriate for children?
Bubby’s Kitchen is a family show that appeals to audiences of all ages 12 and up.
Q. Where and when can I see Bubby’s Kitchen?
Bubby’s Kitchen is currently touring the country. For our upcoming scheduled performances, click here.

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