The Power of Protest and The Great Kosher Meat War

The Power of Protest and The Great Kosher Meat War

April 11, 2021 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Stephany Fry

Join the EDCJCC for the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Sara & Samuel J. Lessans Good Deeds Week – a global mitzvah week started in Israel in 2007 and now celebrated in 108 countries!

This year’s Good Deeds Week theme is food insecurity. In the DMV, the Capital Area Food Bank reports an estimated 250,000 people will face food insecurity. A survey in April 2020 also found that Black households in D.C. were 13.5 times more likely to report that they sometimes did not have enough food to eat than White households in the city.

The Edlavitch DCJCC is joining the Capital Jewish Museum for an exciting book talk on the power of advocacy and protest. In the wee hours of May 15, 1902, three thousand Jewish women quietly took up positions on the streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Convinced by the latest jump in the price of kosher meat that they were being gouged, they intended to shut down every kosher butcher shop in New York’s Jewish quarter. Hear this incredible story from Scott D. Seligman, author of The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902, in conversation with  Professor Pamela Nadell, director of the Jewish Studies program at American University. 

Sunday, April 11, 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Registration is free but you must register in advance to receive the zoom link.