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"People, Places and Stories That Define Savannah" Lecture Series: Jewish Foodways in the Lowcountry South

Historic Savannah Foundation's 2024 Lecture Series continues with a discussion on Jewish Foodways in the Lowcountry South!

Historic Savannah Foundation will host a special discussion on “Jewish Foodways in the Lowcountry South” as part of the 2024 Historic Savannah Foundation Lecture Series, “People, Places and Stories That Define Savannah.” This cultural discussion will feature Kugels & Collards authors Rachel Barnett and Lyssa Harvey as well as Congregation Mickve Israel’s Rabbi Robert Haas on Thursday, April 18 at the Historic Savannah Foundation’s headquarters. Attendees are invited to a wine reception at 5:30 p.m. The discussion will start at 6 p.m.

Rachel Barnett and Lyssa Harvey’s book, Kugels & Collards, is a collection of recipes and essays from Jewish families who arrived in the South from 1791 to the present day. Published as a project of the Columbia Jewish Heritage Initiative and sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina and Historic Columbia, the book uses food as a lens to view the Jewish experience in the South and explores the merging of Southern and Jewish elements into the foodways that now define Lowcountry cuisine.

Historic Savannah Foundation’s 2024 Lecture Series is open to the public. Reservations are recommended, as space is limited. Attendance is free for Historic Savannah Foundation members and $15 for non-members. Members and non-members may RSVP by emailing Kendall Graham at [email protected] or calling 912-233-7787, ext. 109.

Date & Time

April 18, 2024

6:00PM - 7:00PM


Historic Savannah Foundation Headquarters - 321 East York Street, Savannah, GA, 31401 321 East York Street Savannah 31401 GA US

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$15 for non-Historic Savannah Foundation members; FREE for Historic Savannah Foundation members

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