You are cordially invited to a complimentary tasting at Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion of some of the finest wines in the world--and they're kosher, too.
In the 21st century, many kosher wines compete comfortably with the best wines of the world. They've won a host of medals and trophies in the most esteemed wine exhibitions in Europe-three gold medals at consecutive competitions in Bordeaux, and back-to-back gold in England's international wine competition.
Reform Judaism magazine's Spring 2007 edition features the first-ever pullout chart of the "Top 50 Kosher Wines in the World." And you can taste many of these "Top 50" kosher wines at the RJ Wine Guide Launch Event: Thursday, March 15, 2007, 7-9pm, at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York. Reservations are required by telephone below.
The event will open with a short talk on Wine and Jewish Tradition by Dr. Bruce Ruben, Director of the HUC-JIR School of Sacred Music. A brief Q&A will follow, and then commencement of the tasting of 16 fine red, white, rose, sparkling, and dessert wines. In addition, there will be feasts for the eyes and ears: three art exhibitions on view-"Judy Chicago: Jewish Identity," "Cinema Judaica," and "Contemporary Israeli Art"-and live klezmer and jazz by pianist Jayson Rodovsky.
Reservations are required for all attendees-and made on a first-come, first-serve basis. To ensure your place at the tasting, make sure to call the Wine Event RSVP hotline: 212-650-4243. by this coming Tuesday, March 6.
Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's first institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to 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 American Jewish Archives, 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. www.huc.edu