Check Out Beauty’s Current Featured Artist – Inside Outside Project

Beauty’s Bagel Shop is pleased to feature the artwork of Inside Outside Project.

The goal of this project is to find an unusual and compelling way to connect you with the Syrian children who need your help. Images of refugees in the media generally don’t help us make the emotional connections to these distant and foreign people that lead to action. We know there is a problem because, despite the media coverage of the Syrian war, humanitarian aid organizations still don’t have the resources they need to help the refugees.

This project seeks to break through the filters of distance and otherness by presenting Syrian children as dignified individuals while sharing their inner turmoil in a way that any parent can immediately understand.

To do this, we visited four Syrian schools (and a tea garden) where we photographed hundreds of portraits of Syrian children. We used a formal portrait style to remove the sense of the difference, to emphasize the shared humanity of the subjects.

We also organized art classes and art therapy sessions, and we photographed the children’s drawings from these events. Children’s drawings have a universal appeal, and even when influenced by place, language, or politics, they retain a raw human essence. They are immediate in the way a photograph is immediate, which is why pairing them is so effective and powerful.

The Syrian war has created the largest refugee crisis in a generation, yet the world has not provided for these people, and many Syrians, mostly children, still need the basics: shelter, education, food, and security.

We hope this project will raise awareness of the Syrian refugee crisis. We hope to bring more art to more children, because we learned from this project that for these kids, who often feel powerless and controlled, self-expression is necessary for mental health. Art becomes a necessity, not a luxury.

Of course, we also hope you will support humanitarian organizations and ask your politicians to help the refugees.

Simply offering your attention is a way to help, too. People in serious trouble, especially war refugees, need to feel that their troubles are worthy the attention of outsiders. An easy way to contribute is to ask a child to draw and send a picture to the project.

However you choose to act, we would like you to be a part of it.

We are featuring artwork by a local artists and we’ll continue to do so on a regular basis. Come check out their work and grab a bite to eat while you’re at it.

Chef Blake Joffe Reads Bad Reviews for Chefs Feed

Our very own Blake Joffe was featured on Chefs Feed reading some of our worst reviews. We have a sense of humor too…

What happens when chefs read the bad reviews written about them from around the web and beyond? We turned on the camera to find out, and to let them respond to their critics from the chef perspective.

Celebrate Passover with Beauty’s Bagel Shop

We are offering Passover specials in house during the
week of Passover (4/15-4/20)

Catering orders can ONLY be picked up on:
– Sunday 4/13 (1-3)
– Monday 4/14 (10-2)
– Tuesday 4/15 (8-3)

All catering orders must be placed by 5:00 on Thursday 4/10

There are a few ways to go about placing your order:

- e-mail

- call the shop (510-788-6098) and speak to a lovely staff member (preferably in the afternoon)

– stop by the shop and fill out a catering form

Our house made specials will include:
MATZOH baked in the wood-fired oven
 $11/lb (serves 4-6)
$7/two 3oz pieces (serves 2)
(beet-stained horseradish) $5/4oz jar
 $7/8oz or $10/12oz
 $6/8oz or $8.50/12oz
 $8/half dozen or $15/full dozen
 $10/half dozen or $18/full dozen
 $15/4 servings

Chicken broth or vegetable broth 
(1 quart of broth with carrots, celery and herbs and 4 matzoh balls)

Beauty’s Holiday Hours & Pre-Ordering Bagels

Pre-Ordering Bagels

We expect to be mighty busy over the holidays, and would be oh so happy if orders were placed ahead of time. Orders over 2 dozen require 24 hours notice so we can make sure to roll enough bagels the day before.

Holiday Hours

– – – – – – – – – – – –
Monday 12/23: closed
Tuesday 12/24: closed
Wednesday 12/25: closed
Thursday 12/26: 8-3
Friday 12/27: 7-3
Wednesday 1/1: 8-3
– – – – – – – – – – – –

Thanks & happy holidays!

Latkes Are Back For Hanukkah!

Get Your Latkes for Hanukkah!
Celebrate the Holidays with our Amazing Latkes, House Made Organic Apple Sauce & Sour Cream.

Order Now! Call 510-788-6098
Order must be placed 24 hour in advance.

Only Available November 27th – December 5th Only
(except Thursday 11/28 & Monday 12/1 – We are Closed)

1 Dozen Latkes
12oz House Made Organic Apple Sauce
12oz Sour Cream
Only $24!

(serving size of latkes is 2-3 per person)

Our 1 Year Anniversary Party!

Beauty’s Bagel Shop is proud to celebrate its first anniversary! Join us Sunday, August 25th from 12pm to 2pm for some Tasty Tid Bits, Live Music and Beauty’s Merch.