Symposium to address topic of Jewish women in the South

If you’ve ever struggled to create a delicious Southern – and yet kosher – dish‚ Marcie Cohen Ferris‚ author of “Matzoh Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales of the Jewish South‚” is here to help.

Georgia (Mar 7, 2006) — If you’ve ever struggled to create a delicious Southern – and yet kosher – dish‚ Marcie Cohen Ferris‚ author of “Matzoh Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales of the Jewish South‚” is here to help.

Ferris‚ whose book features recipes for Sabbath Marble Cake‚ Mimah’s Cheesecake‚ Pecan Kugel and Pesach Fried Green Tomatoes‚ will deliver the keynote address Thursday‚ March 16‚ at 7:15 p.m. to kick off the 3rd Annual Symposium on Jewish Life in the South held at the KSU Center in room 400. The two−day event‚ sponsored by Kennesaw State University and The Marcus Foundation‚ is free and open to the public‚ but registration is requested by Friday‚ March 10. This year’s theme is “Jewish Women in the South.”

An assistant professor in American studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and associate director of the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies‚ Ferris teaches a course titled “Shalom Y’all: The Jewish Experience in the American South‚” as well as a seminar on food in American society and another course on the history of American Jewish women. Her presentation will be followed by a dessert reception.

On Friday‚ March 17‚ the symposium will feature speakers Mark K. Bauman‚ Aleisha Fishman‚ Canter Brown Jr.‚ Debra Schultz and Hollace Ava Weiner‚ followed by a lunch provided by the Holocaust Education Program.

For more information or to register‚ please call Olivia Smith at 678−797−2295. The KSU Center is located at 3333 Busbee Drive in Kennesaw.





A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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