No worries, there will be plenty of pastrami on rye, lox and bagels, kosher hot dogs and pickles for all at the 28th annual Deli Days.
But this year you'll also find more to chew on.
Since the Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel moved its 118-year-old synagogue from Downtown to the Bench in 2003, this flagship fundraiser has been in growth mode.
The menu expands a bit each year. More musical acts hit the stage and over the years members have honed a desire to reach further into the community.
This year they took the big step, says Oliver Thompson, the musician and co-founder of the Moody Jews who is spearheading the effort to create the first Idaho Jewish Cultural Festival and Deli Days.
"We kept talking about it and saying, 'next year, next year,'" Thompson says. "This year, I just decided to make it happen."
Jewish culture is deeply ingrained in American and world culture from theater and film to art and music. And Thompson wanted to create a festival that could grow to reflect that - with a kosher dill on the side.
The first Jewish Cultural Festival and Deli Days marks the 10th anniversary of the synagogue's relocation. That night in 2003, the congregation brought a klezmer band from Bellingham, Wash., led by Millie Johnson to serenade the Herculean effort.
"Klezmer means 'vessel of sound.' It's this Jewish folk music that picks up influences from every place Jews have lived over the centuries like the Middle East, Spain, South America and America," he says.
To tie the two events together after 10 years, he's bringing back Johnson and his latest band, Millie & the Mentshn, to anchor the festival.
Millie and company will perform a dinner-theater show on Wednesday, play for lunch and dinner at Deli Days on Thursday and Friday, teach a dance workshop and play at the Boise Art Museum's artist reception for Kehinde Wiley on Saturday. That event will be followed by a traditional havdallah ceremony at the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial across the street.
Dana Oland: 377-6442, Twitter: @IDS_DanaOland