Media Release-The Ethics of Kosher Chicken in the 21st Century
Eating Jewishly in the 21st Century: What Meat is fit to Eat?
WHAT-On Thursday September 12th at 6:30 PM, Shoresh, a grassroots Jewish environmental charity will host an intimate dinner featuring kosher, local, organic, heritage chickens in a community member’s backyard.
The Hebrew word “kosher” means “fit to eat.” For over ten years, Shoresh has been debating if 21st century meat is “fit” to eat according to both Jewish and environmental ethics. Since then, the organization and hundreds of Jewish community members have been seeking products that express the highest standard of care for the animals we eat, the earth, and the workers who help bring food from farm to table.
Criteria for this standard of food includes heritage animals that have been raised locally in a humane manner, slaughtered according to kosher law, fed organic feed. Shoresh has finally been able to source chickens that meet all of these criteria and will be serving them this Thursday evening in a private backyard in the Eglinton West neighborhood.
Dinner will be followed by a discussion with heritage chicken farmer Frank R. Reese Jr., profiled in Jonathan Saffron Foer’s book and film Eating Animals, to explore the intersections between Jews, food, and animal welfare
WHO-Shoresh Jewish Environmental Programs
Sabrina Malach, Director of Engagement, Shoresh
WHEN-Thursday September 12, 2019
6:30 PM-9:00 PM
WHERE-Bathurst and Eglinton, Address to be given when you RSVP.
Photo and Interview Opportunities Available
For more information, click here: https://shoresh.ca/eatingjewishly/
To RSVP, contact Sabrina Malachfirstname.lastname@example.org