Nora Rubel from the University of Rochester will serve as our 2019 guest speaker for the prestigious Orr Forum. Rubel is the Jane and Alan Batkin Professor in Jewish Studies, associate professor and chair of the Department of Religion and Classics at the university. She teaches and writes on a wide variety of topics related to gender, race and ethnicity in American religion, particularly in relation to food and popular culture. She will present at two sessions open to the community as well as the college campus. The noon lecture is entitled “Reading Cookbooks: An Exercise in Religious Material Culture” and the 6 p.m. session is “Recipes for the Melting Pot: Reading The Settlement Cook Book.” The Orr Forum, established in 1964, is an endowed lecture series focused on reflecting the wide and shifting interests in religion studies in America.