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The Original Culinary Movers and Shakers: Jews as Transporters of Food

Thursday, November 11, 2021 7 Kislev 5782

7:00 PM - 8:00 PMIn-person and on Zoom

The Original Culinary Movers and Shakers: Jews as Transporters of Food

From oranges to chocolate, wine to sugar, most foods today have spread beyond their birthplaces. But did you know that as the most globalized nation in the world, Jews have been intimately involved in their active transmission? Hear the surprising stories of the wandering Jew’s gastronomic impact, and the reasons that underlie our role in culinary history.

Sponsored by: HSOSC Brotherhood and The Women's Club

Presented by Joel Haber.

Joel Haber researches, writes about and lectures on the topic of Jewish Food history, with a focus on understanding Jewish culture and history via our foods. His writing appears on his blog ( along with articles in such publications as The Nosher, The Forward, Tradition and The Jewish Journal. He has delivered around twenty-five lectures on the topic, in both online and in-person venues in multiple countries. Joel is also currently writing a book that examines Shabbat stews from around the world, using them as a way of tracing the routes of Jewish migrations throughout history. Additionally, Joel has worked as a licensed tour guide in Israel for nearly a decade. In addition to hundreds of tours of a general nature, his most popular single tour is a culinary tasting and history tour in Jerusalem’s famous outdoor market, Shuk Machane Yehuda. Nearly 3,100 individuals have already joined him on that tour, along with countless others who have joined a virtual version of that tour via Zoom. Joel was born and raised in New Jersey, lived for many excellent years in both New York City and Los Angeles, and immigrated to Israel in March 2009. He is proud to live in the special city of Jerusalem.

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