You could say we’re a little excited about the upcoming Jewish Food and Cultural Festival, but that would be an understatement.
After taking a year off in 2018, the Jewish Food and Cultural Festival returns with even more to offer. The fest will take place at War Memorial Stadium on Sunday, April 12. Guests have from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to get in on all the festivities hosted by the Jewish Federation of Arkansas.
Admission is free, and you’ll be able to enjoy live music while you peruse different booths showcasing the various aspects of Jewish life going all the way back to ancient Israel, including Judaica (Jewish ceremonial art), jewelry, paintings and lots more that are all available for purchase.
If you're curious about Jewish and Israeli culture, the popular "Ask-the-Rabbi" booth will be at the fest and visitors can learn all about Judaism, from the holidays to the day-to-day life. There will also be a special Western Wall replica where you can even leave a blessing or prayer, which will then be taken to the real Wall in Jerusalem.
And of course, there will be tons of food. Think bagels and lox, corned beef sandwiches, kosher hot dogs, blintzes, rugelach, kabobs, falafel and more. To purchase food, you buy tickets at the gate. If you have any leftover tickets, there will be places to deposit them and the proceeds will go toward various Jewish Federation of Arkansas-supported charities. They will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the Arkansas Foodbank.
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