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Afternoon Trip to Capital Jewish Museum to see “I’ll Have What She’s Having: The Jewish Deli”

Thursday, July 18 @ 12:30 pm 4:30 pm

Join us on a docent-led tour of the Capital Jewish Museum’s traveling exhibit “I’ll Have What She’s Having: The Jewish Deli.” This exhibit 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. For the Washington, DC exhibition, the Capital Jewish Museum incorporates new research and works from its collection to highlight the local Jewish community’s contributions to deli culture. Additions to the galleries include photographs, menus, and ephemera from local Jewish-owned delicatessens.

There will be time to eat lunch at the museum prior to our tour and visit the gift shop. If time allows, you may explore the main museum exhibits. You are welcome to bring your own lunch or purchase a kosher deli boxed lunch from Char Bar for an additional cost of $20.00 (includes tax and delivery). Each boxed lunch comes with: a sandwich (choice of turkey, pastrami, chicken salad, grilled chicken, tuna or egg salad), potato chips, fruit, cookie, and a bottle of water.

Note: This trip is limited to 22 participants on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are transferable, but not refundable. 

Bus departs from the J at 12:30pm and returns approximately 4:30pm.

$48 for exhibit & transportation only, bring your own bag lunch or for additional $20 Boxed Lunch provided (see options while registering).

$48 Exhibit & transportation
Questions? Contact:

Adult Enrichment

Bonnie Sokol

703.537.3066

Location:

Capital Jewish Museum

575 3rd Street
Washington, DC,
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