Our Story

A Classroom Breakthrough

Danny Corsun has been a Chef-Educator for 20 years. As a classroom educator, he had the unique opportunity to create a program that taught academic disciplines through experientially engaging cooking classes. This program not only resulted in better student grades, but an environment that had students having the most fun they'd EVER had inside a classroom! In 2005, he retired from that one classroom to teach in thousands creating Culinary Kids Academy.

In 2009, Danny expanded, creating Culinary Judaics Academy – Infusing meaningful Jewish learning into cooking classes for ALL Jews, no matter their age or level of practice. In 2021 CJA unveiled its online learning platform to bring its Jewishly empowering, innovative cooking workshops to the world! As Abraham Joshua Heschel said, “Judaism is caught, not taught.” And CJA could not agree more!

A Father/Daughter Dynamic Duo

Joining Danny in the CJA kitchen is his daughter Chef Zoey. Zoey has been cooking with her Dad since the early age of 4 and is pursuing the study of diet and nutrition in college. She clearly connects with CJA’s students and illustrates that no matter one’s age, you can succeed in the kitchen and own your own diet!

Our Community

We could not have grown as we have without the support and insight from our community, partnerships, and trusted advisors. We are so grateful for the amazing feedback we've received from individuals and organizations, and for all of our past and present Community Partners!

Ed Feinstein, Rabbi

Valley Beth Shalom, Los Angeles

"With humor and warmth, [CJA] engage[s] us in the story of the Jewish people—our values and ethics, our crises and heroes—while whipping up the most remarkable delicacies. CJA is magnetic— enchanting students with their wisdom, learning, and recipes. You’ll be enchanted too!"

Jessica Jablon, Parent and Community Partner

Sharsheret

"My family loves CKA Judaics on both a personal and professional level. My 3 children have all benefited from taking classes with Chef Danny through the years. He patiently taught them developmentally-age appropriate kitchen confidence that helped them form strong foundational cooking skills while having fun. Additionally, I partnered with CKA Judaics to plan a family cooking program with the non-profit organization where I work. Danny & Leenie were awesome collaborators, the families had a blast, and I look forward to the next time we can plan an event together. Highly recommend! 

Looking for more? Learn more about our robust curriculum and video content below:

For Communal Use

Interested in bringing CJA's experiential workshops to your community? Learn more about how our in-depth curriculum and video workshops can be utilized at your school, synagogue, camp or communal organization. We offer highly discounted rates for bulk orders.

For Organizations

For Use At Home

Ready to get cooking with us in your home kitchen? We're excited to offer our video workshops for individual households--perfect for all ages for an experiential family cooking experience, date night, or self-care treat!

For Individual Households

Ready To Get Cooking?

Whether you're looking to purchase for your single household or for your community, we're happy to help! Get in touch to ask any questions or to chat with us about your organizational needs. We'd love to hear more about how you'd like to use CJA's amazing content and videos and determine what package will work best for you!

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