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DATE CHANGE – Kitchen Explorations: How Brookline Became Jewish

DATE CHANGE – this event will now take place June 6, 2019. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.

With Dr. Ellen Smith, Dr. Jonathan Sarna, and Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz

Tickets: Pay what you wish, suggested donation $20

Location: TBD

A fascinating conversation about the restaurants and delis that shaped Jewish Brookline with The Jews of Boston co-authors Dr. Jonathan Sarna and Dr. Ellen Smith and Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz, grand-daughter of the family behind the famed Rubin’s Deli, Boston’s 1st kosher restaurant. Rubin’s, Jack and Marion’s, Pick-a-Chick, and now, Zaftigs, have all played a role in shaping the town’s character and have drawn all types of people to Brookline to experience Jewish cooking.

Of course, we can’t talk deli without eating some deli – evening will begin with some kosher nosh!


About the Kitchen Explorations series:

Kitchen Explorations is an ongoing JArts series exploring the intersection of history, cuisine, neighborhood transitions and identity. JArts continues its series exploring the role of the Jewish kitchen in the history and culture of Boston. From the West End to the suburbs, Jews and their neighbors have long shopped together, shared recipes and shaped history. Explore the connections between ethnicity and identity through food and conversation.

#kitchenexplorations #jewishboston #gothistory

Event information

June 6th
7:30 pm


Free – $20



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