It's Deli-cious! A Historical Exploration of American Jews and Delicatessen
Lecturer: Joellyn Zollman, UCSD
This session explores the historical relationship between American Jews and American delis. Dr. Zollman explores the history of the Jewish deli in America, asking when and why American Jews piled pastrami on rye, and concluding with a consideration of the deli's current pickle.
This talk will show how American Jewish delis have changed over time, and what their purpose and meaning has been to American Jewish identity. This talk is a taste of Judaism on a whole different level, using food studies to illuminate the intersection of culture and identity in American Jewish life.
Sponsor: Generously supported by the Jewish Education Leadership Fund Families