Jewish Food Festival Slated for April 27 at War Memorial Stadium

Who loves corned beef sandwiches, kosher hot dogs, latkes and challah? We sure do!

Have a chance to try all of this and more when the Jewish Federation of Arkansas (JFAR) will hold its annual Jewish Food Festival on Sunday, April 27. This year’s festival will be at a new location: War Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Drive, Little Rock.  

The festivities will kick off with a classic Jewish breakfast of lox, bagels and cream cheese, plus blintzes and kugel at 8:30 a.m.  The full festival will run 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission to the festival is free.

JFAR is preparing to host more than 15,000 visitors, hoping to surpass its 2013 attendance record. The festival will include traditional Jewish foods, such as: corned beef sandwiches, kosher hot dogs, cabbage rolls, blintzes, latkes, kugel and more, as well as homemade Jewish treats, including rugelach, honey cakes, challah and mandel bread. Israeli dishes like kabobs, falafel and Israeli salad will be available, too.

Visitors are invited to bring not only their appetites but also a donation of non-perishable food items to donate to the Arkansas Foodbank booth in order to receive a free Jewish Food Festival shopping bag.

The festival will also feature booths on Jewish and Israeli culture. At the super-popular Ask-the-Rabbi booth, visitors can learn about Judaism, itself, from Jewish holidays to life-cycle customs. At a replica of the Western Wall, visitors can leave a note of prayer, just as people do at the actual wall in Jerusalem. Judaica, jewelry, and other gift items created by local Jewish artists will be on display and for sale. Inflatables and other activities will be available for kids.

Entertainment throughout the day will include contemporary and traditional Jewish music by local and regional musicians.

Proceeds from the festival go to benefit JFAR’s work in the community, which includes allocations to Jewish and non-Jewish charitable organizations, financial assistance to Jews in need, scholarships and other resources for Jewish children and families, and funds to support charitable work in Israel.  

Get more information about the fun annual festival here!

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