COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Temple Israel is Columbus hosted its annual Deli Day on Thursday.
Deli Day is presented by the Jewish Ladies Aid Society and is an event that dates back to 1981. Kosher-style lunches along with desserts are sold, and the proceeds from the lunches go to Wynnton Neighborhood Network, Hope Harbour, and Jewish agencies around the Chattahoochee Valley.
One of the biggest hits on the menu is homemade cheesecake made by 98-year-old Rayna Goodman.
Gloria Cohen, chairperson of Deli Day, said she is happy that Deli Day has become such a big event in the city.
"It brings our congregation together and then it makes us so happy to be able to open our doors and home to the community and as you see its a happening, there are people who have been coming for years who didn't know each other and now they're just good friends."
Normally, 2,000 sandwiches are made for Deli Day, but due to high demand this year, 2,500 sandwiches were made.