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“I'll Have What She's Having”: The Jewish Deli

  • Saturday, February 24, 2024
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL

Registration is closed


Meet up with Queers at Atonement discussion group to see this exhibit about Jewish delis at the Illinois Holocaust Museum. The Bagel, a restaurant on Broadway Ave. which CPT Neighborhood Dining has visited multiple times, is featured.  The museum opens at 10:00 a.m., but we are meeting for Q&A at 11:00 a.m.

Tickets are $12 for seniors.  Your ticket entitles you to visit all parts of the museum.  Buy your own ticket in advance at the museum website.

There is free parking next to the museum. Queers at Atonement will likely dine later at a nearby restaurant, but no choice has been made yet.

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!

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