The Yiddish Book Center's
Wexler Oral History Project
A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.
Early Years of the Deli: Jack Lebewohl Describes the Original 2nd Ave Deli
Jack Lebewohl, owner of 2nd Ave Deli in New York City, recalls how his brother opened up the deli, how important the deli was to him, and how the deli looked in its original state.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Jack Lebewohl.
This excerpt is in English.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"Jewish Soul Food" The Food and the Feeling of The 2nd Avenue Deli in New York City
1 min 31 sec
Slide 1 of 7
Jack Lebewohl Remembers His Brother and Founder of the 2nd Avenue Deli, Abe Lebewohl
4 min 10 sec
Slide 3 of 7
“More than Just a Restaurant”: Regular and Famous Customers of the 2nd Ave. Deli
2 min 32 sec
Slide 4 of 7