Join comedian & Jewish Zodiac® creator Seth Front for a humorous and educational multimedia history of the delicatessen across four generations of Jews in America, from 1880 to the present. Discover the real story behind your favorite deli foods & how they intertwine with the American journey of our people. Find out what Jewish Zodiac® sign you are and join us for this huge, fun platter of Jewish cultural history with a side order of nostalgia.
Monday August 1, 2016
Beauty’s Bagel Shop
3838 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609
About The Speech
This hour-long speech is both a culinary history of the Jewish delicatessen as well as a cultural history of four generations of American Jews and Judaism, from 1880 to the present day.
Seth Front’s presentation uses over two hundred images to tell the story of the Jewish delicatessen in America: its arrival on the Lower East Side at the turn of the 20th century; its adaptation to American tastes; its assimilation into mainstream American culture; and its return to authenticity in the 21st century.
More importantly, Seth uses our culinary history to explain our communal Jewish American heritage, highlighting the most important cultural changes from generation to generation.
With his trademark humor, Mr. Front weaves this social history into a compelling narrative by using the twelve most iconic deli foods as guideposts. These food symbols are the heart and soul of Mr. Front’s Jewish Zodiac®, a deli food parody of the Chinese zodiac found online at jewzo.com.
Humorous, heartwarming, and educational too, “A Culinary History Of Jews In America” has been delighting audiences nationwide. It is perfect for fundraising events or other programs which serve to unify the community around our common heritage and faith.