A humorous and enlightening day in the life of New York’s only rapid-response koshering service.
From 2008 Festival: Director, United States
Lauren Shweder Biel is a Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology at New York University. She received a B.A. in Religion from Princeton University in 1998, and completed the Graduate Program in Culture and Media at NYU in 2003. From 2005-2007, Lauren was the Graduate Assistant to the Jews/Media/Religion Working Group at NYU's Center for Religion and Media. She currently works as an Educational Content Specialist for Sesame Workshop (the creators of Sesame Street) in the International Education and Research Department. In 2007, she launched Kavanah Productions, a documentary production company dedicated to creating films on Jewish themes. Her first film, Abraham’s Daughters: A Bat Mitzvah Story, was completed in 2003, and is used as an educational tool in B’nai Mitzvah preparation classes across the country.