Professor-author to discuss history of the Jewish deli

Professor, author and journalist Ted Merwin will discuss his forthcoming book “Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the Saul Brodsky Jewish Community Library’s Annual Lazaroff Lecture. Merwin teaches religion and Jewish studies at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., where he is also the founding director of the Milton B. Asbell Center for Jewish Life. The lecture is funded by the library’s Morris and Ann Lazaroff Endowment. 

The program will be held at the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. Admission is $5; free to Friends of the Library. Prior to the program, there will be an optional kosher box supper at 6 p.m. ($15 per person, includes lecture admission; or $10 for current Friends of the Library). The meal will be a choice of corned beef on rye or vegetarian wrap, plus two sides, drink and dessert. Supper reservations with payment are required no later than Oct. 20. For more information or to RSVP, call 314-442-3720 or email [email protected]