More than a place to get a meal, the Jewish deli is a community forged in food. “I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli explores how Jewish immigrants, mostly from Central and Eastern Europe, imported and adapted traditions to create a uniquely American restaurant. The exhibition reveals how Jewish delicatessens became a cornerstone of American food culture, and how delis served as a lifeline for many Holocaust Survivors and refugees who came to the United States.
Get a taste of deli history through neon signs, menus, advertisements, uniforms, photographs, and film and TV clips. Plus, spark and share your own deli memories with fun photo ops and interactives!
Let’s plan to meet outside the museum at 11:00 a.m.; tour takes about 1 hour**we can car pool once we know who is attending.
Lunch: At a Kaufman's deli
4905 W Dempster, Skokie
Got great reviews and, it is one of the delis featured in the exhibit!
Tour Cost: $12 Seniors $18 regular
Members are free
Each person will pay for their own lunch.
**Some may want to stay and tour the rest of the museum and skip lunch. We hope to do a tour of the regular museum next year with a group tour guide.
This will be a popular event so sign up quickly!
This event is limited to 16 people. Please be respectful of fellow members and register only if you plan to attend. If you need to cancel, please cancel as early as possible so someone on the waitlist can join. No refunds will be issued for cancellations.