Join us for a deli dinner and a presentation by Ted Merwin, author of Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli
For much of the twentieth century, the New York Jewish deli was an iconic institution in both Jewish and American life. As a social space it rivaled—and in some ways surpassed—the synagogue as the primary gathering place for the Jewish community. In popular culture it has been the setting for classics like When Harry Met Sally. And today, after a long period languishing in the trenches of the hopelessly old-fashioned, it is experiencing a nostalgic resurgence. Come hear from the author of the first full length history on the topic and enjoy some delicious food.
Please register by March 20th.
Sandwich choices are Corn Beef, Tuna, Turkey, & Pastrami
Sponsor: Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford and the Crown Market