Come together to make connections and savor a slow-motion reading of Save the Deli by David Sax.


Come together to make connections and savor a slow-motion reading of Save the Deli by David Sax. We will slowly savor a few chapters each week of our three-week session, adding our own stories of travel and food to the discussion.

Part culinary travelogue, part cultural history exploring corned beef, pastrami, brisket, matzo balls, knishes, mustard and rye, from New York and Chicago, Florida, L.A., Montreal, Toronto, Paris, and beyond, you may find yourself arranging a trip to a local deli with fellow classmates to conduct your own taste-tests!

The book for this program is Save the Deli by David Sax. The book is not required for participation but if you would like to get a copy and read along, it is currently available in print version at Chapters and and in a digital version from all the major e-book providers.

This program will meet Fridays at 10:30am in room 1-131 at the Prosserman JCC beginning Friday October 13 and concluding on October 27. There will be ample time for socializing and building community during and after the program. Through the support of the Kolel Legacy Fund at the Jewish Foundation, this conversation will be facilitated by the JCC’s Director, Jewish Engagement, who conveniently also holds degrees in English Literature, and is a professionally trained chef.

Interested in this program but wish it was at a different time/day? Let us know… your input helps us create future programs. Email with the program name in the subject line and your preferred day and time. We will take all feedback into consideration for future programming.

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Presented by:

A Kultura Collective Member

Start Date: October 13, 2023

Closing Date: October 27, 2023

10:30am – 11:30am

Midtown Toronto

4588 Bathurst St, North York,




If accessibility options not listed, please contact the venue to confirm


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