The Jewish Deli: A Tasting & Conversation

Over 80 philanthropists gathered on November 14, 2023, for A Night of Solidarity and Jewish Deli Tasting at the 2nd Floor Bar & Essen above the 2nd Avenue Deli. The event served as a fundraiser for JOIN Israel’s Emergency Response. 

The evening included performances by Israeli artist Natalie Shtabsky, a speech by Board of Director and Israeli-American Lauren Rieder, as well as addresses by Board President Bryan Weingarten and JOIN Israel’s Executive Director Stephen Bisk.

Guests also watched a solidarity video from Israel, featuring remarks by former Knesset Members Dov Lipman, Meir Sheetrit, and JOIN’s team on the front line. 

The fundraiser was headlined by author June Hersh, who discussed her books “Iconic New York Jewish Food: A History and Guide with Recipes” and “Food, and Hope and Resilience: Authentic Recipes and Remarkable Stories from Holocaust Survivors.” Hersh generously donated all profits from book sales during the event to JOIN’s Emergency Response. 

Special thanks were extended to Community Security Services, to the team at the 2nd Avenue Deli, as well as sponsors Alex Edge + CO & Goodman Orthodontics.