"Russ & Daughters: An Appetizing Story"

(Sept. 12-Jan. 31) — 4 Generations, 105 Years: Making, Serving, & Preserving History.

The American Jewish Historical Society announces a new exhibit about the iconic store led by four overlapping generations of a family. It is a vessel of history, capturing century-old practices and a multi-sensory experience — not just the sight of the fish, bagels, dried fruit, babka and halvah, but the briny, smoky smells one inhales even before any food hits the tongue. The store also provides conversation and community. 

The Russ family members relay stories of herring sellers and customers for more than a century. Knowing how to slice lox thin is important; just as important is knowing when to innovate, what to preserve, and staying attuned to customers past, present and future.

Monday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Center for Jewish History is closed on Saturday, all major Jewish holidays, and all major national holidays.

Opening night Sept. 12 at 6:30pm: Join AJHS for an appetizing evening of stories and noshes as we celebrate the opening of our new exhibition "Russ & Daughters: An Appetizing Story." Hannah Goldfield, food critic for The New Yorker, will interview Niki Russ Federman, Josh Russ Tupper and Mark Russ Federman



Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 6:30pm


The Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th St.
New York, NY 10011




Opening Night, Sept. 12: $36

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