“I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli Exhibition at Capital Jewish Museum

May 15,2024 – May 15,2024 all-day Repeats
Lillian and Albert Small Capital Jewish Museum
575 3rd Street NW

“I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli explores how American Jews imported traditions, adapted culture, and built community through the experience of food. In addition to showing how the Jewish deli forged an entirely new, quintessentially American cuisine by combining Central and Eastern European dishes with ingredients abundantly available in the United States, the exhibition traces the larger arc of the Jewish experience in the US during the twentieth century. On view from May 15th through August 20th will be neon signs, menus, advertisements, fixtures, historical footage, film and television clips, and artifacts that illuminate how delicatessens evolved from specialty stores catering to immigrant populations into the beloved national institutions they are today. Adults $15, free admission for members. View museum house, plan your visit, and learn more here