PHOTOS: Babka Bringing Paradise

Rochy Begun, left, is following in mom Dina Polter’s footsteps with a Babka Paradise Jewish bakery. Featuring traditional Jewish favorites — challah, babka and knish — Rochy Begun business can be found at the Olly’s Pretzel kiosk for now, and is open to the public on Thursdays. (Gary Kohatsu)
Dina Polter shares a potato knish for the camera. Polter’s daughter Rochy Begun recently opened Rochy’s Babka Paradise in Culver City. The family recipes have been passed down to Rochy, after much success of four Babka Paradise’s in New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia. (Gary Kohatsu)
Merrill Lewis of Marina del Rey drove to Culver City to try Rochy’s Babka Paradise for the first time. The family business was opened by Rochy Begun on April 22 at Culver City Platform Mall. Rochy’s is open on Thursday’s from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Gary Kohatsu)
Challah bread, babka and other popular Jewish baked goods are at the heart of Rochy Begun’s new Rochy’s Babka Paradise. The business is the West Coast branch of the popular Babka Paradise chain started in 2016 by Begun’s mother, Dina Polter. Rochy uses the finest ingredients, baked fresh from family recipes dating back generations. (Gary Kohatsu)
Rochy Begun, second from right, greets customers at her new Rochy’s Babka Paradise bakery goods in Culver City. Begun’s mom at right, Dina Polter, warms up knish for a waiting customer. Polter started the first Babka Paradise in Nyak, N.Y. in 2016 and its success have led to her daughters opening their own babka businesses on the East Coast. Rochy’s Babka Paradise is the first in California. To place an order and for more information, visit the Babka Paradise website at (Gary Kohatsu)