For Immediate Release

Contact:Deborah Gilleran

Explore Israel’s History, Archeology, and Cuisine at Georgian Court

Lakewood, N.J., Mar. 26, 2007—From ancient Jericho to modern Israel, explore the wealth of archaeological knowledge that intersects with the contemporary art of this “new” country. Come and explore the universal significance of this land with “Shalom Israel,” a tour of its rich history, arabesque decoration on stone buildings, and modern art on Friday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the North Dining Room on Georgian Court University’s Lakewood campus. You will see Jewish, Christian, and Islamic sites on this armchair exploration while tasting food from these merged cultures.

The Israeli foods served will include matzo ball soup and a cheese noodle kugel. Other dishes might include sweet-and-sour brisket of beef, oven-baked lamb served on a bed of lentils, or breaded chicken cutlet schnitzel served inside a pita with hummus and chopped salad. Top off your meal with a slice of Jewish apple cake and coffee.

This multimedia lecture and multicourse Israeli dinner is the latest in the Adventures for the Mind and Palate series, presentations by Lisa Festa, Ph.D., GCU assistant professor of art, highlighting regional histories and cuisines. The cost is $30 per person, and reservations are required. For further information and reservations, please contact the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge and at Coastal Communiversity in Wall and Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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