FESTIVAL

Jewish Cultural Festival 2016
Sunday, June 5 • 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Orange Star JCF LogoThe Sixth Annual Jewish Cultural Festival will return Temple Israel on Sunday, June 5. The entire community—both Jewish and non-Jewish –are invited to share our traditions and learn about us and our faith.

We will be expanding our offerings to include additional entertainment for your listening and viewing pleasure, an Israeli-themed petting zoo, more education sessions in new areas of interest, and the Second Oy Vey 5k run/walk.  Here is a highlight of will be happening:

Learning: Lively and interactive education topics that will expand your mind on various topics of Judaism and Israel.  Speakers at our session are local and regional experts on their topics.  And don’t worry, there will be time for all of your questions.  The festival’s Mitzvah Alley will focus on organizations in our area that help those with disabilities and provide opportunities for inclusion.  There will also be great opportunities to learn about going “green” and supporting our environment from a Jewish perspective.

Main stage entertainment will showcase great music and dance, featuring folk, rock and roll, klezmer, Broadway music of Jewish songwriters and performers, and Israeli folk dancing.  Headliners, musical acts, and dance groups will be posted as they are confirmed.

El Meson, Pasha Grill, Smokin’ Bar-B-Que, and Bernstein’s Catering will please palates with Jewish foods in the style of their own menus, including falafel, brisket, hummus, Jewish deli, and some vegetarian twists on authentic cuisine.  The Temple Bakery will supply the challah, rugellah, honey cake, hamantaschen, and mandel bread.  Graeter’s Ice Cream completes the meal with one of their delicious (kosher) flavors!

What could be better…for adults…than a cold kosher craft beer on a hot afternoon.  Patrons can sample hand-selected brews direct from Shmalz Brewing Company, including He’Brew, Madtree, and Ace.  For non-drinkers, an assortment of Dr. Brown’s sodas, a favorite in Jewish delicatessens, will be on hand.

Kids and families will have a hands-on experience at our Israeli-themed petting zoo (which includes a camel!), have a chance to climb the (inflatable) Mt. Masada, and flaunt their creativity with other crafts and activities.  

The open-air market will be full of local artisans and entrepreneurs, as well as special items direct from Israel, with Jewish and Israeli arts and crafts for purchase.  

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