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Inclement Weather Update

Due to current weather conditions, Skidmore College will suspend operations Sunday, January 20, 2019.

Residence halls and the dining hall will remain open for students on campus and those who are able to return to campus on Sunday. However, all other scheduled activities have been cancelled.

Essential staff should report as scheduled. Facilities Services will continue to work throughout the storm. Read more at

Jacob Perlow Series


Kosher/Soul?: Black-Jewish Identity Cooking

Mount Sodom, Stephen Shore



A lecture by Michael Twitty

With an introduction by Nurcan Atalan-Helicke, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Sciences, Skidmore College 

Monday, March 25
7:00 PM, Filene Recital Hall in Filene Building
Free and open to the public

Being African American and Jewish is for many a combination that many can’t wrap their heads around. However, for thousands of Jews of color, having heritage, faith, and family in both Diasporas—African and Jewish—and their many intersections means creating material, social, and ideational lives that interweave identities and histories. For Michael, this includes food and the ways Black and Jews have mediated otherness and oppression using what they eat as well as the global stories Diasporic foodways have to offer. Join Michael on an exploration and a taste of what he calls, “Koshersoul.”

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About the Jacob Perlow Series: A generous grant from the estate of Jacob Perlow - an immigrant to the United States in the 1920s, a successful business man deeply interested in religion and philosophy, and a man who was committed to furthering Jewish education - supports annual lectures and presentations to the College and Capital District community on issues broadly related to Jews and Judaism.