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Dinner and a Movie – Deli Man

February 26, 2017 - 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm



Serving Up Film & Food

Here is a new twist on dinner and a movie. Join us at the temple on Sunday, February 26, for the Bridgeport premiere of the movie “Deli Man,” followed by – what else – a deli dinner. “Deli Man” tracks the history of Jewish deli through the experiences of David Gruber. Also known as Ziggy, Gruber is a founder of Kenny and Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen in Houston, Texas. As the movie’s website ( says:  “Of course the story of deli isn’t Ziggy’s alone. It’s the history, anecdotes and humor that once made one’s local delicatessen the virtual epicenter not only of food, but of family, laughter and community. ‘Deli Man’ has visited meccas like the Carnegie, Katz’s, 2nd Avenue Deli, Nate ‘n Al and Langer’s, as well as interviewed some of the great mavens, comedians and connoisseurs of deli, including Jerry Stiller, Alan Dershowitz, Freddie Klein, Dennis Howard, Jay Parker (Ben’s Best), Fyvush Finkel, and Larry King. The documentary has also toured some of the new shining lights in the deli biz, including Wise Sons’ in San Francisco and Caplansky’s in Toronto.”

The movie will begin at 4:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 5:30 p.m. The movie is free. There is a $20 charge for those who wish to join us for dinner. To make reservations for dinner, contact Chris in the temple office by February 21 at or 203-336-1858.

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