The Twenty-fifth Annual Jerome Nemer Lecture Sponsored by HUC-JIR and USC - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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The Twenty-fifth Annual Jerome Nemer Lecture Sponsored by HUC-JIR and USC

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Monday, October 3, 2005

University of Southern California Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life presents: 

The Twenty-fifth Annual Jerome Nemer Lecture
Recipes for Community: A History of the Jewish Kitchen 

Featuring Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, New York University 

Commentary to follow by Michael Renov, Professor and Associate Dean, USC School of Cinema-Television 

Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 5:30 P.M.
Davidson Conference Center, USC
A reception beginning at 5:00 p.m. will precede the lecture. 

For reservations and more information, call 213-740-3405, email casden@usc.eduor visit

Please enter the USC campus through Gate 4 on Jefferson Boulevard.
Parking is $6. 

This lecture is the twenty-fifth in the Jerome Nemer Lecture Series, which explores the contributions of Jewish thinkers to Western intellectual life. It is made possible by the Jewish Community Foundation; the Swig Foundation; the Buchalter, Nemer, Field and Younger Charitable Foundation; and the many friends of Jerome Nemer. 

Co-sponsored by USC Center for Visual Anthropology and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates leaders to serve North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, museums, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding.