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Purveyors of the highest quality smoked fish, caviar, and specialty foods, Russ & Daughters is New York's premier appetizing shop.

Since 1914, this landmark New York City institution has been continuously owned and operated by four generations of the Russ family. In the same spot on East Houston Street, and run by the same family for 103 years, Russ & Daughters continues to provide the tastes and traditions of a true New York experience.

In 2016, Niki Russ Federman and Josh Russ Tupper, Fourth-Generation Co-Owners of Russ & Daughters, brought downtown uptown with the opening of Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum. Join them for a Shabbat dinner and discussion, with food from their newest location. Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum is a takeout appetizing counter and kosher restaurant located in the Jewish Museum on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

Please note: this event is for young professionals only.

 

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About Russ & Daughters

Purveyors of the highest quality smoked fish, caviar, and specialty foods, Russ & Daughters is New York's premier appetizing shop. Since 1914, this landmark New York City institution has been continuously owned and operated by four generations of the Russ family. In the same spot on East Houston Street, and run by the same family for 103 years, Russ & Daughters continues to provide the tastes and traditions of a true New York experience. In 2014, upon the 100th anniversary of Russ & Daughters, 4th Generation Owners Josh Russ Tupper and Niki Russ Federman opened Russ & Daughters Cafe - a restaurant on Orchard Street, the street where their great grandfather peddled herring from a barrel and a pushcart. In 2016, Russ & Daughters opened a new space combining a take-out appetizing counter and restaurant: Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum. 2016 also saw the launch of Russ & Daughters Bagels & Bakery, where Russ & Daughters makes all of its own bagels, bialys, shissel rye bread, pumpernickel, babka, black and white cookies, challah, and other traditional baked goods. Niki and Josh Russ, and Russ & Daughters, have been honored with awards from the New York City Mayor's Office, the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, The Foundation for Jewish Culture, and State Senator Daniel Squadron who introduced a resolution that was unanimously passed by the New York State Senate "Commending Russ and Daughters upon the occasion of celebrating its 100th Anniversary."

Russ & Daughters and the Russ & Daughters Cafe have received praise in countless national and international publications, and the cafe was named #2 on Pete Wells's New York Times list of "The 10 Best New Restaurants of 2014." Russ & Daughters has been featured in the PBS documentaries: The Jews of New York and The Sturgeon Queens - highlighting the contributions of multiple generations of the Russ family during the past century. This past year, The Sturgeon Queens, by Director Julie Cohen, has received many outstanding accolades and has also been screened and honored at prestigious film festivals across the country and around the world. Joel Russ, an Eastern European immigrant who arrived in America in 1907, started the business from a herring barrel and a pushcart to cater to the throngs of Jewish immigrants settling in New York City's Lower East Side. In 1920, he opened his store at 179 East Houston Street, after a few years of operating out of a storefront around the corner. He renamed the business "Russ & Daughters," after his three daughters who joined him as the second generation in the business. Mark Russ Federman succeeded as the 3rd Generation, and is now retired. Mark Russ Federman is the author of a celebrated memoir: Russ & Daughters: The House That Herring Built (published by Schocken/Random House). Russ & Daughters is owned and operated by the 4th Generation of the Russ family: Niki Russ Federman and Josh Russ Tupper.

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Josh Russ Tupper

In 2009 Josh Russ Tupper took ownership of Russ & Daughters along with his cousin Niki Russ Federman. In 2014 they opened Russ & Daughters Cafe (on Orchard Street, near where their great grandfather founded the business out of a herring barrel and pushcart a century ago). They have begun baking their own bagels, babka and traditional Jewish breads at Russ & Daughters Bagels and Bakery, and in the Spring of 2016, they opened Russ & Daughters at The Jewish Museum (a kosher restaurant and retail appetizing counter). Josh began his career as an engineer working in semiconductors before moving to New York City to continue his family’s 102-year-old culinary and cultural legacy. Josh has appeared on TV in The Martha Stewart Show, in Louis CK’s Louie and in the feature film Lola Versus, as well being featured in a variety of media outlets, including The New York Times, NPR, The Food Network, The New Yorker, PBS, The Travel Channel, Departures and Vogue. He is also one of the subjects of The Sturgeon Queens, a feature documentary about Russ & Daughters that has aired at film festivals worldwide and on PBS.

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Niki Russ Federman

Niki Russ Federman was pretty much born in a herring barrel, with a sharp knife in her hand and a penchant for caviar. Educated at Amherst College, Niki worked in a variety of professions — from the art world to international development — before realizing that her appetite was fulfilled by continuing her family’s 102-year-old culinary legacy at Russ & Daughters. Today, along with her cousin Josh Russ Tupper, she owns and runs Russ & Daughters’ landmark retail shop, its online business, Russ & Daughters Cafe, Russ & Daughters Bagels and Bakery, and Russ & Daughters at The Jewish Museum. Niki has been featured on a variety of media outlets, including The New York Times, NPR, The Food Network, The New Yorker, The Martha Stewart Show, PBS, The Travel Channel, Departures and Vogue. She is also one of the subjects of The Sturgeon Queens, a feature documentary about Russ & Daughters that has aired at film festivals worldwide and on PBS. Niki is an active board member of the Lower East Side Business Improvement District (LESBID) and Chair of the Friends of the Educational Alliance. She is fluent in several languages, but alas, Yiddish is not one of them. In 2016, Niki was named one of Crains New York’s 40 Under 40.

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Groups of 10 or more receive a 15% discount. Please note that certain events may not qualify for a group rate. To make group arrangements or need further assistance, you may contact Customer Service at 212.415.5500 during our Hours of Operation.

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Priority registration puts you at the front of the line to register for courses and events for an upcoming semester.

Eligible patrons will be able to order priority registration online.

 

Who is eligible for priority registration?

Individuals who have participated in 92nd Street Y programs over the past year in selected program areas, participants in certain memberships, and those who have made contributions of $500 or more to 92Y, are eligible to register for programs before they become available to the general public.

How do I know if I qualify?

Patrons that qualify for Priority Registration will receive packets in the mail explaining how to purchase online. Priority registration is normally mailed 2-3 weeks before a catalog is available. Registration information includes your Patron ID#. You can use this ID# to setup your login information online. This will allow you to register early for a course or event. Please note: if you receive a packet, you are only eligible to priority register for the programs covered in your packet.

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