American Foodways: The Jewish Contribution


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  • Speaker: Avery Robinson, Frankel Center MA Student & Deborah Dash Moore, Frankel Center Director
  • Host Department: LSA CMS Training Site
  • Date: 11/19/2013
  • Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

  • Location: Hatcher Graduate Library, 913 S. University, Ann Arbor

  • Description:

    Join Avery Robinson, MA student at the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, on a tour of this special exhibit at the Hatcher Library. Robinson has pored through Jewish cookbooks and culinary ephemera in the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive for 3 years to help develop this fascinating exhibit. Following the tour, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies Director Deborah Dash Moore will deliver an enticing mini-lecture entitled: “Cooking Reform Judaism”.

    "Cooking Reform Judaism"

    Discover what lay inside the covers of sisterhood cookbooks assembled by Jewish women who joined Reform Temples in the 20th century. What were the tastes of "Jewish cooking"? And why did women cook?

    Deborah Dash Moore, Director of U-M's Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, takes you inside the cookbooks produced by members of the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods, explores how Jewish women used recipes to reflect their understanding of "kitchen Judaism," and charts the changing meanings attached to food over the course of the 20th century.

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