The Politics of Kashrut: Kosher Food Boycotts then and now

An event at Town and Village Synagogue. No word yet whether the refreshments will be fleischig.
Join JFREJ, the AJWS-AVODAH Partnership, and Uri L'Tzedek for a salon-style, interactive program: learn about the complex intersections of immigrant rights, labor rights, and Jewish law - from the Lower East Side's kosher meat boycott of 1903 to the AgriProcessors boycott of 2008.

Featuring Professor Hasia Diner, NYU, and Organizers from the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Uri L'Tzedek, and Hekhsher Tzedek. Presented through Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) and American Jewish World Service and AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps.

This event is co-sponsored by Hazon, the Workmen's Circle / Arbeter Ring, and Jewish Labor Committee/United Hebrew Trades. For more information or to RSVP click here or call 212-647-8966 ext 10.


  1. Anonymous5:30 PM

    The project - and the flyer - are works in progress. The Kosher boycott was in 1902, not 1903, and the cosponsor is the United Hebrew Trades - New York Jewish Labor Committee.

    To find the latest vis-a-vis Agriprocessors, and other relevant items, go to
    and search for the two words
    Kosher Workers

    >> Arieh Lebowitz
    >> Communications Director
    >> Jewish Labor Committee
    >> http://www.jewishlabor.org/

  2. 9/15/08 - sorry 'bout that. 6:30-8:30pm.

  3. Zackary, I can't seem to find anything else about this event in the Jewish blogosphere. Did you attend? Might you be able to provide me with a short (one paragraph?) summary that I can quote on my blog (heebnvegan.blogspot.com)? I can be reached at mcroland@gmail.com.
    Thank you!

  4. I didn't make it. I'll see if I know anyone who went.