The Skirball Cultural Center presents “’I’ll Have What She’s Having:’ The Jewish Deli.” More than a place to get a meal, the Jewish deli is a community forged in food. The exhibition explores how Jewish immigrants, mostly from Central and Eastern Europe, imported and adapted traditions to create a uniquely American restaurant. You must RSVP to view this show – see covid protocols below.


Get a taste of deli history through neon signs, menus, advertisements, uniforms, photographs, and clips of deli on the big and little screen. Plus, participate in fun photo ops and interactives to spark and share your own deli memories. Watch for a special focus on some of your favorite LA establishments!

$18 General; $15 Seniors, Full-Time Students with ID, and Children over 12; $13 Children 2–12; FREE to Members and Children under 2; FREE to all on Thursdays; Advance timed-entry reservations required Includes “Talking Back to Power” (currently on view) and general admission – CLICK HERE to purchase tickets

Canter’s Deli on Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA, 2018; Photo by David George/AlamyStockPhoto

Vaccination and testing requirements by age: Ages 12 and up: Show proof of full vaccination; Ages 5 to 11: Show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result; Infants and children under 5: Show a negative COVID-19 test result.

On view: April 14–September 4, 2022

What: “‘I’ll Have What She’s Having:’ The Jewish Deli”
Where: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 90049

When:  April 14–September 4, 2022; various times by appointment
Phone: (310) 440-4500