Sun, Apr 03

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Corned Beef and Camaraderie: The Jewish Deli in Chicago with Ted Merwin

Ted Merwin will take us from the origin of Jewish delis in Eastern Europe and their growth in New York to Chicago, following Jewish delis from Maxwell Street to Lawndale to the Gold Coast to West Rogers Park to Skokie and the northwest suburbs.

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 Corned Beef and Camaraderie: The Jewish Deli in Chicago with Ted Merwin

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Apr 03, 2:00 PM CDT

Live via Zoom

About the Event

Few locations of Jewish life rival the delicatessen for its place in the hearts—and stomachs—of Jews in Chicagoland.  Especially for those who had gravitated away from shul attendance and strict religious observance, the deli became a kind of surrogate synagogue, a home away from home where Jews of all backgrounds could nurture and sustain community over no more than a beef sandwich and a glass of chocolate or raspberry phosphate.  Ted Merwin will take us from the origin of Jewish delis in Eastern Europe and their growth in New York to Chicago,