Scholar-in-Residence


Rabbi Mary L. Zamore: Creating a Jewish Food Ethic

November 15-17

Rabbi Mary Zamore is the editor of The Sacred Table: Creating a Jewish Food Ethic, an anthology of diverse essays on Jewish dietary practices published by CCAR. This volume presents the challenge of navigating through choices about eating, while seeking to create a rich dialogue about the intersection of Judaism and food.

Rabbi Zamore’s book The Sacred Table: Creating a Jewish Food Ethic is for sale for $15. Purchase a copy by ordering a ticket clicking on either of the RSVP links for the events listed below. The book will be available for pick up at TRS once your purchase is complete.

Shabbat Evening Service with Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Mary L. Zamore

Friday, November 15 at 8:00 PM

Learn, Pray, Lunch

Saturday, November 16

mary zamore scholar in residence face logo9:00 – 9:30 AM: Breakfast/schmooze with Rabbi Mary Zamore
(note NO Torah Study)

9:30 – 11:00 AM: Parallel Shabbat Service with d’rash, “Vayishlach: The Wrenching Issue of Meat Consumption” by Rabbi Mary Zamore (note time change from usual)

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Lunch and Learn with Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Mary Zamore (11:00-noon text study, noon-1:00 lunch)

Our lunch session will focus on the text study, “What Chameitz, Matzah, and Manna Can Teach Us for Today?” Why do we eat matzah on Passover? We all think we know the answer; however, there is more to this story. Enjoy a close reading of the Exodus narrative and commentaries, as we piece together a deeper understanding of the well-known biblical food categories of matzah, chametz and manna. We will learn what they meant to the Israelites and what they can teach us for today. Be surprised as it all leads back to local eating!

Contact: Carol Breitner, email

Cost: $6, $12, $18, or $24. Help us create sustainable eating at TRS. Pay what you can by choosing from the price levels. A payment of $18 or more helps make our luncheon inclusive. Sponsored by the Adult Education Committee.

RSVP for Learn, Pray, Lunch here

“The Power of the Fork: Eating with Ethics”

Sunday, November 17 from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

We will begin with the question “What did you have for breakfast?” and then lead into fun, interactive discussion over lunch with Rabbi Mary Zamore. Rabbi Zamore will facilitate a rich dialogue about the multifaceted Jewish relationship with food, its production, integrating values such as ethics, community and spirituality into our dietary practice.

Contact: Sharon Levy, email

Cost: $10.00

Sponsored by the Women of TRS

RSVP here for The Power of the Fork