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Temple Israel Jewish Cultural Festival

June 12 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Temple Israel’s Jewish Cultural Festival, set for Sunday, June 12, 2022 opens the door to Judaism for all who wish to learn more about our traditions and our faith. In past years, over 2000 people turned out to enjoy music and stories, learn about rituals, Torah, and holidays, taste brisket and falafel, play games, shop for crafts and Judaica, dance and laugh. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we have adapted our Festival experience in order to preserve the health and safety of all attendees while still providing a meaningful and family-friendly experience. With our friends from all faiths, we enjoy a beautiful day at Temple and learn that we have a lot in common.

The Festival involves more than 150 Temple volunteers, who serve food, perform, lead tours or explain holidays, answer questions, and proudly welcome friends and newcomers to share a Jewish experience.
2022 Highlights

EDUCATION: The lively and interactive education sessions feature prominent regional and national speakers, and even have a chance to learn from our rabbis! Attendees will discover little known facts about Judaism as well explore the similarities and differences with other faiths. Everyone will also have the chance to tour Temple’s newly renovated building with a knowledgeable guide.
ENTERTAINMENT: Non-stop entertainment features Jewish music, humor, dance, and stories. The outdoor stage will be live with special performances from your local and regional favorites. All music lovers will enjoy this eclectic mix of performances.
FOOD: The Festival menu will showcase the diverse options of foods of the Jewish diaspora – the foods of Jewish communities worldwide. The Temple bakery will return with delicious baked goods including rugelach, hamentaschen, mandel bread, honey cake, and challah.
CHILDREN: Activities, interactive hands-on projects, and a giant inflatable slide will entertain and educate children of all ages.
CRAFTS: An open-air market showcases Jewish and Israeli arts and crafts, including woodworking, clothing, jewelry, ceramics, and accessories from local and regional artisans.
OY VEY 5K & Chai Challenge: Run or walk 5k this June, either with us on the bike path on June 12 or on your own time if you pick the virtual option. Ready for more? Increase your mileage with the Virtual Chai Challenge and complete 18k per month from April – June. Whatever the distance, we will be right there with you (in person and virtually), cheering on your efforts!

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