2024 Spring Fundraiser

A History of Judaism in Five Foods

A Virtual Lecture Series by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

May 8th through June 4th

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Scroll down for the full lecture schedule.

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: (1) a distinctive, full-page color ad, and up to 5 commemorative booklets;(2) a recording of the series at the conclusion if requested and (3) all bonus offerings below.

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


  • 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 >>

Bonus Culinary Edutainment Experiences with Rabbi Soloveichik*

For Series Underwriters Only ($3,600 and up)
Join Rabbi Soloveichik and others for an in-person exclusive kosher food tour
For Session Sponsors of $1,800 and up
Sunday, June 2 | Afternoon

Be part of a small live studio audience to view the pre-recording of the final series session: A Talmudic Fisherman, Chagall’s Herring, and Rabbinic Sushi: The Jewish Affection for Fish from Egypt to Today.

Following the session, enjoy an “afterparty” featuring a sampling of high-quality herrings and beverages.

For Session Sponsors of $360 and up
Sunday, June 9 | Early Evening

Attend a private conversation between Rabbi Soloveichik and Elizabeth Ehrlich, acclaimed author of one of Rabbi Soloveichik’s favorite Jewish food-centric books, Miriam’s Kitchen: A Memoir

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

Thank you to our sponsors (as of 6/27/24):

Seudah ($18,000):

Stacey & Oliver Stanton

Banquet ($10,000):

Gillian & Simon Salama-Caro
Solomon Family

Feast ($5,000):

Karen & Jack Daar
Roberts Family
Madelene & Stan Towne

Buffet ($3,600):

Lewis Bateman
Sharon Dane and Gail Propp
Rose & Morty Landowne
Juan Mesa-Freydell
Nathan Family
Carol & Alan Schechter
Susan & Warren Stern

Entrée ($1,800):

Rachel Neumark Herlands & Jonathan Herlands
Alene Schneierson & Morris Krimilovsky
Debbie & David Sable
Sisterhood of the Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue
Aviva & Marvin Sussman

Mezze ($1,000):

Malaika & Anthony Bregman
Judy & Albert Milstein

Appetizer ($360):

Bonnie Barest and Family
Nava & Dan Bettinger
Viviane Bregman
Faith Fogelman
Frieber Family
Nicola & Philip Garcia
Raymond Jasen
Temima & Symcha Klerer
Neumark Family
Rodrigo Pinto
Barbara & Guy Reiss
Andrew Saidel
Carla & Jonah Schein
David Schimel
Esther & Bill Schulder
Lu Steinberg & Michael Schulder
Marci Shore
Dr. & Mrs. Steven Siskind
Sara & Warren Sherman
Linda & Howard Sterling
Drs. Margo & Douglas Woll
Charlotte Triefus & Lloyd Zuckerberg

Dessert ($250):

Alfandary-Nahon Family
Anonymous (2)
Ceceil & Ariel Bengio
Karyn Braka Bogart
Rabbi Meier Brueckheimer
Chaplain, Major, Bruce Bublick, USAF (Retired)
Rose & Henry Edinger
Judy & Robert Friedman
Barbara Klein
Ruth & Larry Kobrin
Michael Lewyn
Jan Rothschild
Tovah & Rabbi Gershon Segal
Donna & Benjamin Tripp
Roy Young

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