'Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food'

Village Temple

33 East 12th St.
between Broadway and University Place
New York, NY 10003
United States

The Jewish Genealogical Society presents the world's leading knish expert, Laura Silver, author of Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food (Brandeis University Press), in a celebration of ancestry, gastronomy and humble roots. Laura will dish on the disappearance of her beloved Brighton Beach knish shop (Mrs. Stahl's) and on her seven-year, three-continent quest for traces of the humble hunk of stuffed dough and the uncanny discovery of her own roots....in the Polish town of Knyszyn.

Laura Silver is a sought-after public speaker and writer whose writing on food and culture has appeared in the New York Times, The Forward  and on National Public Radio. She has been a writer in residence at the Millay Colony, the Banff Centre and the New York Public Library. Laura has led baking sessions for people of all ages and has taught writing at Brooklyn College, the University of Virginia and the New School for Public Engagement, where she invented the course, "Jewish Food through Song and Film." Laura has delivered talks at the Krakow Jewish Festival, the American Museum of Natural History and TEDx and is considered the world's leading expert on the knish.

More information available at www.jgsny.org 

Sunday, 20 December, 2015


Jewish Genealogical Society
Phone: 2122948326
Website: Click to Visit


Free for JGS members; guests, $5

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