Film Screening: Jewish Delis: Something to Kvell About

  • June 23, 2024 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Lillian and Albert Small Capital Jewish Museum

    575 3rd Street Northwest
    Washington, District of Columbia 20001
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Discover Maryland’s Jewish delis with this mouth-watering documentary! Jewish Delis: Something to Kvell About (2023) is a celebration of a great Jewish-American tradition. Beginning as places for Jews from Central and Eastern Europe to eat and meet, they expanded across America and eventually attracted as many non-Jews as Jews. Today, the number of Jewish Delis has shrunk dramatically, but many of the survivors have adapted to changing times, sometimes in ways their forebears might not recognize. Produced by Maryland Public Television.


Join the "First Lady of MPT," Rhea Feikin, along with newcomers Ilan Kaplan and Marcellus Shepard as they eat their way through a Jewish road trip. From Attman’s in Baltimore a resolutely traditional deli- to the whimsically named Call Your Mother in DC – which bills itself as a “Jew-ish” deli – you’ll experience the full spectrum of takes on this classic concept. Along the way, we’ll look back in time at Baltimore’s famous “Corned Beef Row” and what the delis there meant to a burgeoning Jewish community.


Throw in some light Kosher and Yiddish context on the side, add a can of Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray celery soda, and you’ll find that Jewish Delis: Something to Kvell About!  is a tasty adventure you won’t be able to resist. 

Date & Time

Sun, Jun 23, 2024 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Venue Details

Lillian and Albert Small Capital Jewish Museum

575 3rd Street Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia 20001 Lillian and Albert Small Capital Jewish Museum
Capital Jewish Museum

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