October 11, 2010
Robert Eggers to visit Indy

While advances in the cures for cancer, AIDS and heart disease dominate the news, according to the World Health Organization the greatest risk to health is hunger. What are we doing in Indianapolis to help eliminate this worldwide problem that exists within our own community?

Second Helpings community kitchen, modeled after the revolutionary DC Central Kitchen operation developed by Robert Egger, is one of Indy’s answers. The JCC and Second Helpings proudly welcome Egger, an unconventional thinker and a leading proponent for change, to the Arthur M. Glick JCC on Sunday, November 7 at 1 p.m., as part of the Ann Katz Festival of Books. Egger is edgy, entertaining and motivational. He’s always a crowd-pleaser despite the gravity of his subject matter.

Egger and the afternoon’s other speakers will focus on how to think globally but act locally to relieve hunger and poverty in our community. Speakers include Cindy Hubert, Chief Executive Officer of Second Helpings, who will challenge the audience about what they think they know about hunger, and Rabbi Aaron Spiegel, Campus Rabbi for Butler University, who will offer a Jewish perspective on this universal problem. The program will include short films and an open discussion to inspire change.

This program is part of the Spirit & Place Festival, Food for Thought. Attendees are asked to bring a canned tomato product as a donation to Second Helpings. This event is sponsored by Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation and co-sponsored by Indiana Living Green magazine.

For eleven years the JCC has redefined the nature of a book festival with its broad cultural offerings at the annual Ann Katz Festival of Books. Think of the festival as an appeal to all senses with programs that include food, music, current events, social action, films, art, humor and books, of course. The 12th annual Ann Katz Festival of Books, November 2-17, at the Arthur M. Glick JCC, 6701 Hoover Road in Indianapolis, offers entertainment and enrichment for people of all ages and interests.

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