Judith bas Rabbi Mendel

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Resides:Barony of Settmour Swamp
Awards:Visit the Order of Precedence to access a list of this person's awards.

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Awards & Offices



Currently residing in the Barony of Settmour Swamp, Lady Judith has been part of the SCA since 2003, and when attending an event, is most at home when working in the kitchen. She enjoys baking, sewing, and researching interesting corners of Jewish life in northern and central Europe.


As the only surviving child of the esteemed Rabbi Mendel ben Shlomo (may he be remembered for a blessing), Lady Judith studied Talmud with him from an early age and ultimately inherited his baking business. She currently manages the bakery and her husband's household, and continues the studies that she began with her father as time allows. When traveling in England, she uses the name Katherine de Staverton to avoid persecution.

Offices & Positions

  • Deputy Minister of Arts and Sciences, Barony of Settmour Swamp (9/2010-present)

Event Staff

  • Event Steward, Medieval Seder (May 2012)
  • Event Steward, Quest XXVIII, (May 2011)
  • Cooking staff at numerous events
  • Setup and take down at numerous events
  • Taught numerous classes on Jewish cooking and related subjects at various local and Kingdom events, demos, and Pennsic War

Projects & Publications

  • Medieval challah (2009)
  • Medieval Passover foods (2010-present)
  • The medieval Ashkenazic Haggadah (2010-present)

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