Oct 07 - 28 2014
Chosen Food: Cuisine, Culture & American Jewish Id...

Chosen Food: Cuisine, Culture & American Jewish Id...

Presented by Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County at Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County

Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. • Four Lunch & Learns, Oct. 7-28 Do you eat Chinese food on Christmas? Bagels when you visit New York? Deli platters at a Jewish funeral? Do you ever think about the cultural messages in your meals? This series explores the convergence of Jewish food and Jewish identity. We will examine Jewish foods as symbolic markers of identity, reveal historical and invented American Jewish food traditions, and discuss the ethics of eating. Each lecture concludes with a luncheon reflecting the day's topic. October 7:Eat, Pray, Learn: Food and Religion in American Jewish Life Luncheon experience: dairy kiddush October 14:Shalom Hunan: An Historical Exploration of American Jews and Chinese Food Luncheon experience: Chinese, of course! October 21:It's Deli-cious: The Past, Present and Future of the American Jewish Deli Luncheon experience: traditional deli with a modern twist October 28:Food for Thought: Jewish Environmentalism and Food Justice Luncheon experience: sustainable, fresh and organic

Admission Info

JCC Members: $130, Public: $140 Includes 4 lectures & 4 kosher lunches

Email: gerid@jccoc.org

Dates & Times

2014/10/07 - 2014/10/28

Location Info

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County

One Federation Way, Suite 200, Irvine, CA 92603