Ben’s In the News

December 29, 2014

Press Release

Ben's Deli Hosts Inaugural Gathering for the Children of Holocaust Survivors Group

Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers hosted a very special event for the families and loved ones of the Holocaust survivors on Christmas Day.

Nearly 100 guests hailing from Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennslyvania, and the New York-metropolitan area – as well as group founder, Gloria Weicher, who traveled from Montreal, Quebec, Canada – filled the dining area of Ben's Manhattan location from 1pm to 4pm for the Children of Holocaust Survivors Support Group's first meeting.

The group had a selection of traditional kosher fare, including favorites, such as knishes, latkes, and pastrami sandwiches. Once the meals were served, guests shared their unique experiences of growing up with family members who survived the Holocaust. Fellow survivor groups, meeting in Chicago and Ben's Boca Raton location, also joined in via Skype.

"It began with two members saying let's do lunch," said Andrea Bolender, board member of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center and survivor group member. "It grew to a crowd of close of 100 wanting to have this event."

"We found a safe haven amongst others like ourselves. We understood each other's upbringing, and we had no agenda other than to be joyful that our parents survived, had us, and we were together with our shared backgrounds," said Donna Steinhorn, the organizer of the event. "Ben's was delightful in bending over backwards to make our event a success, and David Czegledi made it so easy for us, working with us all the way."

"Events like this remind us all that we have so much to be thankful for," said David Czegledi, Assistant General Manager, Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers. "Being able to help the community by hosting this event is an honor."

December 16, 2014

Erin Colton / longisland.news12.com

News 12 Visits Ben's For Hanukkah


Erin Colton and the News 12 Team visited Ben's in Woodbury to talk with Todd Silverstein, Ben's Vice President and Woodbury's General Manager, about Hanukkah and the fine art of making latkes.

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December 15, 2014
6th Annual Latke Festival

On Monday, December 15, 2014, Ben's Manhattan participated in the 6th Annual Latke Festival, which took place at the Metropolitan Pavilion in support of The Sylvia Center. The mission of The Sylvia Center is to inspire young people and their families to establish independent healthy eating habits—so that they may lead healthy and productive lives.

November 14-20, 2014

Long Island Business News

New York Olde Time Deli Experience Fundraiser

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August 22-28, 2014

Bernadette Starzee
Long Island Business News

MOVERS & SHAKERS: Todd Silverstein

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August 2014

Cory Cohen / Broadway Show Biz TV

BroadwayShowBiz.com Talks With David Czegledi, Ben's Assistant Manager in Manhattan

August 2014

Corine Cohen / BroadwayShowBiz.com

A Taste of NYC: Ben's Kosher Deli

Welcome to A Taste of NY. Each month we will feature a new restaurant in NYC. This month we stopped into Ben's Deli. The food is excellent. If you are craving Jewish deli before a show it is within walking distance of the theater district and the food will melt in your mouth. READ MORE...

June 2014

Press Release

Ben's Receives TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Award

Ben’s was recently recognized for its top-notch hospitality from TripAdvisor® in its Annual Certificate of Excellence Award Survey. Ben’s received an exceptional bubble rating from its customers and visitors from around the world who recognized the company’s continuous effort to execute the best customer service.

TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site that honors certain restaurants’ hospitality each year. This award stems from thousands of reviews the company receives from travelers worldwide. TripAdvisor® uses a proprietary algorithm to determine which restaurants receive this prestigious award. It is only given to restaurants with significantly high reviews from customers who truly care about their favorite restaurants and keep them in business.

"We are honored to accept the Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor®," says Ronnie Dragoon, Owner/CEO of Ben's Kosher Delicatessen, Restaurant & Caterers. "Customer service is a big part of our company and we are happy to accept this award from one of the best travel sites in the country. We look forward to making more customers feel at home when they walk into Ben's."

June 2014

Westchester Progress Report: June 9, 2014


Welcome to Ben's main entrance between the two wooden pillars under the party room balcony.


The party room takes shape next to the smaller adjacent mechanical loft.


Standing in the party room looking at the glass wall on the left.

May 2014
Ben's Chosen As A National Recipient of the 2014 Restaurant Neighbor Award

Ben’s was selected as one of three restaurants in the New York State Restaurant Association for the 2014 National Restaurant Association Neighbor Awards. The Neighbor awards recognize restaurants that demonstrate commitment to their local communities.

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