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Sunday, February 17 • 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Food and Place with the Gan Project

Brisket, Kugel, Bagels and Cream Cheese, Falafel, Hummus, Pickles, Kohlrabi? What makes food Jewish? Jews have lived in nearly every country around the world, incorporating the local cuisine into their Jewish identities. But now in a world of 24-hour supermarkets, global cuisine, and year-round access to food, how can we maintain our cultural identity? How do we overcome the challenges of eating locally and ethically at our Shabbat tables during Chicago winters? Lead by Jewish changemaker and double chi award recipient Gan Project Founder Jill Zenoff, changing the landscape of Chicago's Jewish community one shovel full at a time. (T)


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Jill Zenoff

In 2010, Jill Zenoff founded The Gan Project with co-founders Anne LaForti and Suzzan Nathan-Hawley. The quarter-acre Gan Project Homestead at the Bernard Horwich JCC in West Rogers Park has produced over 3000 pounds of organic produce by following Jewish agricultural principals. All of the produce is distributed, free of charge, to the surrounding community. As we actively combat the root causes of food insecurity of our current food... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 2:50pm - 3:50pm
White Oak Room B Floor 3 North