2024 Spring Fundraiser Lecture #2

May 14, 2024    
7:30 pm - 8:15 pm

A History of Judaism in Five Foods

A Virtual Lecture Series by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

May 8th through June 4th

To sign up and sponsor, CLICK HERE >>

Join our virtual culinary journey through Jewish history and discover the truth behind the statement of the French politician Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin: “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.”

As our annual Spring Fundraiser, this lecture series provides essential support to our Congregation. Premiering Wednesday, May 8, and airing on Tuesdays, May 14 – June 4, each engaging session will be livestreamed over Zoom at 7:30 pm.

All sponsors will be recognized in a beautiful content-rich commemorative booklet that will be mailed out after the series.

Sponsorship Opportunities


All Series Underwriters will receive a distinctive, full-page color ad, and up to 5 commemorative booklets

  • Seudah – $18,000
  • Banquet – $10,000
  • Feast – $5,000
  • Buffet – $3,600

* For Series Underwriters only: You will be invited to attend live culinary “edutainment” experiences with Rabbi Soloveichik. And don’t worry about missing a livestream; a recording of the series will be made available to you at the conclusion. Stay tuned for more details!


  • Entrée – Full page B/W ad, up to 4 commemorative booklets – $1,800
  • Mezze – 1/2  page ad, up to 3 commemorative booklets – $1,000
  • Appetizer – 1/4 page ad, up to 2 commemorative booklets – $360
  • Dessert – Listing only, 1 commemorative booklet – $250

To register or sponsor, click here >>

Lecture Schedule

Premiere Session #1 | Wednesday, May 8 | 7:30 pm

Holy Hallah to Holey Bagels:
The Striking, Shocking, Amusing, and Inspiring 4,000 Year Story of Jewish Bread

Session #2 | Tuesday, May 14 | 7:30 pm

Hamin, Cholent, Adafina:
The Stirring Story of Sabbath Stew

Session #3 | Tuesday, May 21 | 7:30 pm

Boureka, Latkeh, Knish:
How the Humble Potato Changed Jewish Life Forever

Session #4 | Tuesday, May 28 | 7:30 pm

Arbes to Hummus:
A Little Legume, Jewish History, and the Future of Israeli Cuisine

Session #5 | Tuesday, June 4 | 7:30 pm

A Talmudic Fisherman, Chagall’s Herring, and Rabbinic Sushi:
The Jewish Affection for Fish from Egypt to Today

Contact Us

2 West 70th Street
New York, NY 10023
Map & Directions

Connect With Us