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The Jewish Deli: A History of a New York Institution

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From its heyday in the interwar period to its significance as a community hub for Holocaust survivors and war refugees, the Jewish Deli has been an integral part of the New York story. How did Jewish immigrants, mostly from Central and Eastern Europe, import and adapt traditions to create a cuisine that became a cornerstone of popular culture with worldwide influence? It’s time to uncover how the food of immigrants became a staple in New York popular culture, and what the future holds for this classic culinary institution.

Join New York Adventure Club and New-York Historical Society on a fascinating exploration of the rich history behind the Jewish Deli, and the Jewish immigrant experience that made the delicatessen so integral to New York culture.