|HUC-JIR/Los Angeles Latke Eating Contest
On December 1, 2010, at 12:00 pm at the student lounge at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles, HUC-JIR students, faculty, and staff will participate in a latke eating contest. Contestants will have seven minutes to eat as many latkes as possible. This is a fundraising event, with proceeds going to the IMPJ via the Ride for Reform.
Those not wishing to compete are urged to sponsor an "athelete." The system is similar to other charity walks, runs, jogs, etc. except instead of pledging for miles covered, it's for carbohydrates ingested.
The sponsors of the winning competitor will be represented in some fashion on this year's Ride for Reform in Israel.
Everyone is welcome to join to watch the competition on December 1.
Click here to meet the competitors.
Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion is the nation’s oldest 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 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, 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 history, identity, art, and archaeology, and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding.