Bread & Salt is a multi-venue exhibition approach bringing together numerous Jewish cultural sites throughout Southern California to explore contemporary, historic and Ritual aspects about food. From farm to table so too from Sinai to our synagogues what we eat and why we eat it has impacted our people since the beginning of history. Jews and food encompasses everything from secular to religious culinary rituals, holidays, kashrut, social justice, biblical sacrifice, cultural identity, and both ancient and modern agricultural practices.

In creating a year long citywide event focused on all aspects of food, Bread & Salt's purpose is to engage the community in this conversation creating fertile ground to explore the current Jewish foodscape, from multiple access points. Whether inspired by color, taste, texture, history, relevance, spirituality, environmentalism, social justice, farming, and locavore or artisanal movements the presenting artists at HUC-JIR,LA are Jodi Bonassi, Georgia Freedman-Harvey, Marleene Rubenstein, Avi Roth, Gwen Samuels, Harriet Zeitlin they will keep viewers salivating for more!

This exhibition was organized by the HUC-JIR Enhancment Commitee, campus curator Anne Hromadka Greenwald, and was generously supported by Jewish Wisdom & Wellness: A Festival of Learning. To learn more visit or our facebook page @BreadandSaltExhibits and stay up to date on this citywide project.

Curator Bio:

Anne Hromadka Greenwald is an independent curator and arts management consultant. In 2015 she founded AMH Art Advisory.

Her curatorial practice is rooted in a love for storytelling-- bringing together communities to explore their narratives in the public sphere through interactive design. Those values guide Hromadka Greenwald’s curatorial work, which includes her time directing two commercial galleries, as arts administrator for the Y&S Nazarian Family Foundation, and as the curator for HUC-JIR,LA, a position she has held for ten years. She also runs her own nonprofit, NuART Projects, which raises funds to support local artists through community dinner parties.