On Sunday, January 5 at 10:00 a.m., the JCC of Central New Jersey, located at 1391 Martine Avenue in Scotch Plains, is hosting Mark Russ Federman. Federman is former owner/proprietor of Russ and Daughters, the renowned and beloved appetizing store in the Lower East Side of New York City.  He is also author of Russ & Daughters: Reflections and Recipes from the House that Herring Built which tells stories of the famous shop’s origins as well as tales from its many customers. Federman took over the running of Russ & Daughters from his parents in 1978 and turned it over to the fourth generation, his daughter, Niki, and his nephew, Josh, in 2009.

Federman’s book combines a heartwarming and triumphant immigrant saga with a panoramic history of twentieth-century New York, a meditation on the creation and selling of gourmet food by a family that has mastered this art, and an enchanting behind-the-scenes look at four generations of the Russ & Daughters family.

To read more about Russ and Daughters, go to www.russanddaughters.com.

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This event is open to the public; brunch will be served.  The cost for JCC members is $20, and the cost for community participants is $24 per person.  Online registration is available at www.jccnj.org or in person at the JCC in Scotch Plains.  Please register by Thursday, January 2.

For more information, go to www.jccnj.org.  If you have questions, please contact Amy Warsh, Cultural Arts and Education Director at 908-889-8800 x205 or awarsh@jccnj.org.

The JCC of Central New Jersey is located at 1391 Martine Avenue in Scotch Plains. The JCC of Central New Jersey is a constituent agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, United Way of Greater Union County and the Westfield United Fund. Financial assistance is available for membership and various programs.