“The Migrant Kitchen: Jewish Deli, Tradition and Identity in LA”

Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm

This is a past event.

Doheny Memorial Library (DML), 240
3550 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

The Jewish Delis of Los Angeles serve an important role for connecting heritage to food.  Please join us for a lively panel discussion on the intersection between Jewish culture and culinary tradition with the following distinguished panelists:

Leah Hochman-Dr. Leah Hochman directs the Louchheim School for Judaic studies at the University of Southern California and serves as associate professor of Jewish Thought at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in Los Angeles. At HUC, Dr. Hochman teaches classes in medieval and modern philosophy, American Judaism, modern history, and food ethics. At USC, Dr. Hochman teaches classes on contemporary Jewish literature, Jewish identity and the academic study of Judaism. Dr. Hochman also served as guest-editor of Volume 15 of the Casden Annual Review titled "Tastes of Faith: Jewish Eating in the United States."

Evan Kleiman -Chef, author, radio host, restaurateur . As host of Good Food on KCRW since 1997, Evan has interviewed more than 6000 guests ranging from celebrated chefs to local farmers, enabling her to explore every aspect of food and how it intersects with human life.

James Mann-Director of The Migrant Kitchen. The Migrant Kitchen is an Emmy-winning food series that explores California's booming food scene through the eyes of a new generation of chefs whose cuisine is inspired by the immigrant experience.

Event Type

Lecture / Talk / Workshop, Reception, Event Highlights


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


University Park Campus






free, parking is $12

Casden Institute
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