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Jewish Education

A Pickle Problem: The Deli Revival and American Jewish Religion

Teen (14-17), Adults (18+), Seniors (65+), All Ages
May 22, 2024 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC
Explore the revival of Jewish identity through the revitalized Jewish deli with Professor Rachel B. Gross.

A Pickle Problem: The Deli Revival and American Jewish Religion
Wednesday, May 22 • 6:00-8:00 PM
Daniel M. Soref Community Hall

Explore the revival of Jewish identity through cuisine with Professor Rachel B. Gross and Tapestry Arts & Ideas. Uncover how American Jews connect with their heritage, build community, and pass on values through a revitalized Jewish deli. PLUS – enjoy a delicious deli dinner provided by Kaufman‘s Deli in Chicago!

About Professor Rachel B. Gross
Rachel B. Gross is an Associate Professor and John and Marcia Goldman Chair in American Jewish Studies in the Department of Jewish Studies at San Francisco State University. She is a religious studies scholar with a focus on twenty-first century American Jews. Her book, Beyond the Synagogue: Jewish Nostalgia as Religious Practice is a 2021 National Jewish Book Award finalist in American Jewish Studies and received an Honorable Mention for the 2021 Saul Viener Book Award, given by the American Jewish Historical Society. She is currently working on a religious biography of the twentieth-century immigration writer Mary Antin.

This program is generously supported by the Shamah family.


COST
JCC Members | $27
Community | $35

Questions? Contact Reva Fox, Arts & Culture Director.