What Is Your Food Worth

Temple University's

Feinstein Center for American Jewish History

In partnership with

Philadelphia-area synagogues, cultural institutions, and activist groups, What Is Your Food Worth?


to stimulate conversations about food, ethics, sustainability, and eating Jewish.

For a complete calendar and ongoing conversations about Jewish foodways, please visit www.whatisyourfoodworth.com

2013-2014 Events

WIYFW Logo@ Temple University

Main Campus, Philadelphia, PA

Programs held in Paley Library Lecture Hall are part of Temple University Libraries' Beyond the Page public programming, focusing on the theme of food for 2013-2014. For more information, visit library.temple.edu/about/programs

Urban Farming and Community Gardens

Tuesday, September 24, 5:30pm, Paley Library Lecture Hall

A panel including Alex Epstein of Philly Urban Creators and Katy Ament of Temple Community gardens, moderated by Glenn Bergman, General Manager of Weavers Way Co-op.

Eating Architecture

Thursday, October 10, 2:30pm, Paley Library Lecture Hall

A conversation with Paulette Singley and Jamie Horwitz, editors of Eating Architecture, about the interplay between food and design. Co-sponsored with Temple University's Department of Architecture.

Good Morning, Beautiful Business: A Talk by Judy Wicks

Wednesday, October 16, 12:00pm, Paley Library Lecture Hall

Join Judy Wicks in a discussion about community engagement, environmental stewardship, responsible business practices and her new book.

What's That You Said About Food: A Panel on Food Across the Media and in Popular Culture

Thursday, October 24, 3:30pm,Paley Library Lecture Hall

This panel explores foodie culture and looks at how food criticism and recipe sharing translate across various forms of media.

Dissent in America Teach-In on Tomato Workers in Florida

Friday, November 1, 3:00-4:30pm, 821 Anderson Hall

Rabbi Lauren Grabelle Herrmann (Kol Tzedek) on her recent trip as part of a rabbinic delegation to end modern-day slave labor practices among food workers.

Then and Now-Thanksgiving Feasts: Chef Walter Staib on Colonial Thanksgiving Traditions

Thursday, November 14, 12:00pm, Paley Library Lecture Hall

Find out what was served at a colonial Philadelphia Thanksgiving feast and how Thanksgiving menus have evolved.

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Liberty, Food & Justice for All: Hazon Food Festival

Sunday, October 20, 9:30am

A one-day taste of the local Jewish Food Movement, held at Congregation Rodeph Shalom. To register and for more information, see hazon.org.

Shtetl Skills Workshops

September 15, 29, and October 13

A series providing city dwellers with practical skills to live more sustainably and according to traditional and not so traditional Jewish values. Topics include composting, urban permaculture, vacant land use, and food preserving. Held at Ahimsa House, 5007 Cedar Ave. Facilitated by the Jewish Farm School and co-
sponsored with Kol Tzedek. For more information, see jewishfarmschool.org/shtetl.

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Events held at Calvary Center for Community & Culture, 815 S. 48th St., Philadelphia, PA,


Guilt-Free Gelt: How & Why Our Food Choices Matter

Wednesday, November 6, 7:00pm

An evening with Ilana Schatz, Founding Director of Fair Trade Judaica. Co-sponsored with the Jewish Farm School.

Tomato Rabbis: How & Why American Rabbis Are Working to End
Slavery in Florida's Tomato Fields

Wednesday, December 11, 7:00pm

With Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster, Director of North American Programs for T'ruah (formerly Rabbis for Human Rights-NA) and Rabbi Lauren Grabelle Herrmann (Kol Tzedek). Co-sponsored with the Jewish Farm School, the Jewish Labor
Committee, and Philly Campaign for Fair Food.

WIYFW Logo@ Rodeph Shalom

615 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA, rodephshalom.org



What Is Your Food Worth? Sukkot Reflections

Sunday, September 22, 10:15-11:15am

With Nati Passow, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Jewish Farm School, and Rabbi Eli Freedman (Rodeph Shalom).

The Dinner Party and the Future of American Politics

Sunday, October 13, 10:15-11:15am

Bryant Simon, Professor of History (Temple University).

A New Judaism from the Tabletop: Food and the Transformation of American Judaism and Jewish Life

Wednesday, October 16, 7:00pm

Lila Corwin Berman, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Feinstein Center (Temple University).

Eating in Eden: Jewish Attitudes toward Food in Text and History

Sunday, October 27, 10:15-11:15am

Lila Corwin Berman.

Screening of "A Place at the Table: One Nation, Underfed"

Sunday, November 3, 10:00am-12:15pm

Followed by a discussion with Yael Lehmann, Executive Director of the Food Trust.

Food Choices and Consequences

Sunday, November 10, 10:15-11:15am

A discussion with Bryant Simon and Lila Corwin Berman.

WIYFW Logo@ Keneseth Israel's Temple Judea Museum

8339 Old York Rd., Elkins Park, PA, kenesethisrael.org/museum


Dear Carl, By [sic] Carrots, Love Mollie: When Jewish Food Was the Family Business

August 23-December 15

An audiovisual exhibition of artifacts, photographs, and artwork. Reception and panel discussion on Sunday, October 6, 3:00-5:00pm. See website for other events throughout the fall.

WIYFW Logo@ National Museum of American Jewish History

101 S. Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA, nmajh.org


In My Grandmother's Kitchen

Thursday, December 12, 7:00pm

We are cooking up a night of storytelling about kitchens and the food, family, love, and life that fill them, featuring a delicious lineup of personal stories from Author and Illustrator Bryan Collier, Poet and 2013 Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion Denice Frohman, Celebrity Chef & Entrepreneur Delilah Winder, Storytelling Artist and First Person Arts Best Storyteller in Philadelphia 2012, Marjorie Winther, and you.

Bring a recipe or a small item* that will help you to tell a brief anecdote about the role of food in your life, and you could become a part of the program. Let the story-sharing continue at the light reception that follows! Co-sponsored with Reboot's Beyond Bubbie. Registration and tickets required.  $25/$18 NMAJH and First Person Arts Members and Temple Owl Card holders.

*Please, no sharp items or anything that could be considered dangerous. Thank you for your cooperation, and for your understanding that the Museum is not responsible for the items.


Please visit our website at whatisyourfoodworth.com, where you can read our blog, find up-to-date information about all of these programs, and add your voice to our conversation. Also, stay tuned for announcements about Spring 2014 events. For more information about the Feinstein Center and all of its activities, go to temple.edu/feinsteinctr.