Monday, November 30, 2015 Kislev 18, 5776
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel


8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
Keneseth Israel, founded in March 1847, was the fourth congregation to be established by the expanding Jewish community of Philadelphia. Orthodox in observance at first, KI adopted reform in 1855, and thus became the first progressive congregation

"When Jewish Food Was the Family Business" Panel Discussion

October 6, 2013 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Join the Temple Judea Museum at Keneseth Israel for a panel discussion about the current exhibition, "Dear Carl, By (sic) Carrots, Love Mollie: When Jewish Food was the Family Business." 

Lance J. Sussman, Ph. D. of Sussman's Deli, will lead the discussion about lives lived "above the store." 

The event is free and open to the community, but there are receptions before and after the program that require reservations. For information about those receptions, contact us before September 23rd at: (215) 887-2027 or [email protected]

"When Jewish Food was the Family Business" offers a snapshot of just a few caterers, deli owners and bakers, primarily Mollie the Kosher Caterer, Betty the Caterer and Rosen's Famous Baking Company. Family was (and is) central to these professionals, both in their pride in successfully serving their client families and in the loving involvement of their own families in their businesses.

(The picture above is one of the items in the exhibit. This shows Ala Dua holding two large challahs at Weis' Bakery.)

More Events from Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel

Thu. Dec 10
11:30 AM
Adult Education: Menachem Begin: A Man of Contrasts Thursday, December 10 11:30 a.m.
Fri. Dec 11
7:00 PM
Hanukkah Shabbat Evening Service Friday, December 11 7:00 p.m.
Thu. Dec 17
11:30 AM
Adult Education: “I Was in Charge of the Construction of the Israeli Military Base Shown in ‘Beneath the Helmet’” Thursday, December 17
Fri. Dec 18
7:00 PM
Hanukkah Shabbat Evening Service Friday, December 11 7:00 p.m.
Fri. Dec 25
6:00 PM

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