One week today, one day after the panel on Eating Jewish in Canada at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, I’ll be going uptown in New York City to speak on “Pigs, Poultry and Pampers: Yiddish and Religious Tradition” at Columbia University. The lecture is open to the public–i.e., you. It’s at 5:30 p.m., followed by kibed (refreshments) dedicated to Eating Jewish in Morningside Heights, after which, at 8 p.m. I will be the guest of honour, Canadian spelling and all, in Columbia’s Meet A Yiddish Celebrity series. It, too, is open to the (and, as a celebrity let me say, my, my adoring) public. Both events have been organized by Agi Legutko and will take place at Columbia University Deutsches Haus 420 West 116th Street between Amsterdam and Morningside Drive on Monday, November 16.

Below: Practicing for Yiddish celebrity status.