"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

Holiday closures:

Erev Rosh Hashana* —Sunday, September 29, 2019
Rosh Hashana First Day —Monday, September 30, 2019
Rosh Hashana Second Day — Tuesday, October 01, 2019
Erev Yom Kippur* — Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Yom Kippur — Wednesday, October 09, 2019
Erev Sukkot* — Sunday, October 13, 2019
Sukkot First Day — Monday, October 14, 2019
Sukkot Second Day — Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Erev Shemini Atzeret* — Sunday, October 20, 2019
Shemini Atzeret — Monday, October 21, 2019
Simchat Torah — Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Thanksgiving Eve* — Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Thanksgiving Day — Thursday, November 28, 2019
Day after Thanksgiving — Friday, November 29, 2019
Christmas Eve* — Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Christmas — Wednesday, December 25, 2019
New Year’s Eve* — Tuesday, December 31, 2019

* The Center will close at 2:00PM on these days.

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

 

WHEN

Friday, December 6, 2019 (All day)

EVENT LOCATION

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

MAIN EVENT PHONE

212-294-6160

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