Ben’s Kosher Deli and The Workman’s Circle Collaborate for a Night Filled with Jewish History, New York Culture and Delicious Food

New York City is known for many things; an epic skyline, Times Square, “dirty water dogs,” Broadway musicals, the Yankees, and countless other iconic people, places and things. But, what many do not know is that New York City is also home to the first-ever Jewish American deli, which opened in 1888. To celebrate Jewish history and culture, Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers is joining The Workmen’s Circle’s “Taste of Jewish Culture” series to host a “Talk and Taste the History” event on Thursday, January 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This event will take place at Ben’s of Manhattan, located at 209 West 38th Street.

For $35 a person, guests will be treated to a sampling of traditional Jewish cuisine from Eastern Europe, including chicken in a pot, knishes, stuffed cabbage and brisket. They will also hear from Ben’s area supervisor, Hal Simon, about the background and origins of these meals and the history of Jewish delis in New York.

“I think it’s great that The Workmen’s Circle is running this series, and I am very happy that Ben’s can be one of the locations,” says Mr. Simon. “Jewish delis are such an integral part of the city’s history and I look forward to teaching New Yorkers about the vast culture behind our foods.”

To register for the event, visit: For more information about Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers, visit


About Ben’s Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers

Ben’s is a family-owned and operated delicatessen/restaurant company that has been serving up the finest authentic New York Kosher delicatessen products and eastern European comfort foods for more than 43years. All of Ben’s sandwiches, soups and dinners are freshly prepared. Ben’s has seven convenient locations: three on Long Island in Carle Place, Greenvale and Woodbury, and one each in Midtown Manhattan; Bayside, Queens; Scarsdale in Westchester County; and Boca Raton, Florida with free delivery service available to many communities around the stores. For more information, visit or call Ben’s Catering Hotline at 1-800-344-BENS.