2020 Jewish Cultural Festival Cancelled

Temple Israel Cancels 2020 Jewish Cultural Festival

10th Annual Jewish Cultural Festival will be postponed to summer 2021

DAYTON, OH  (May 18, 2020) – Out of an interest for public health and safety in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Temple Israel has canceled the 2020 Dayton Jewish Cultural Festival, originally scheduled for Sunday, August 9, 2020. The 10th anniversary celebration of Jewish music, art, food and ritual will now be postponed to summer 2021. 

“The health and safety of our community is our top priority,” said Courtney Cummings, music and program director at Temple Israel. “Although we cannot gather this summer, we are looking forward to coming together again next year to celebrate and share our Jewish culture and tradition with the entire Miami Valley.”

The Oy Vey 5k run/walk, which traditionally kicks off the Jewish Cultural Festival, will be held in a virtual format. Participants can register online and create a route in their own neighborhoods. All proceeds from the Virtual Oy Vey will benefit Temple Israel’s Social Action Fund, which supports programs and activities designed to positively impact the entire community. For updates, visit the Temple Israel Facebook page. 

The Jewish Cultural Festival is a free, family-friendly festival featuring traditional Jewish food and drink, live music and dance performances, children’s activities, artisan crafts and goods, artwork and interactive presentations by local and national speakers. The festival opens the door to Judaism for all who wish to learn more about Jewish traditions and faith. 

About Temple Israel

With a rich tradition that spans more than 150 years, Temple Israel is proud to be the largest Reform congregation in greater Dayton. Our religious, cultural, educational, social and social action programs build on the legacy of those who have come before with innovations guaranteed to create a fulfilling and vibrant future for the congregation. For more information, visit www.tidayton.org.