Ethnic Food Extravaganza, Musical Performances featuring the Goldstein Family Band, Roaming Biblical Characters, Sanctuary Tours, Handmade Crafts, Kids Zone
Provides Entertainment and Education for Attendees of All Ages
Authentic New York deli foods like corned beef and pastrami sandwiches, kosher hotdogs and matzoh ball soup are among the top attractions at Temple Emanuel’s Jewish Festival,.
This year’s star entertainment is the Goldstein Family Band, a nationally renowned five-member group offering an eclectic mix of Israeli, Yiddish and Rock ’n’ Roll classics with lyrics in five languages. The entertainment begins at 11:00 and includes sets by the Sinai Mountain Ramblers, the Triangle Jewish Chorus, a showcase of Temple vocalists, and the American Hebrew Academy Chorale. And the food? Wow. On it's way from New York's Lower East Side are 400 pounds of corned beef and pastrami, 1,000 kosher hotdogs –– and 800 potato knishes. Plus oversized Manhattan bagels with cream cheese and bialys from Brooklyn, N.Y. More than 2,000 matzoh balls are being prepared for 60 gallons of homemade chicken soup, which also be available to take home frozen in quarts. A full array of the popular Dr. Brown’s sodas will be offered, and homemade egg creams will be made to order. Natty Greene’s beer, will also be available. For dessert, Festival goers can enjoy a variety of baked goods like babka, rugelach, black-and-white cookies, mandelbrot and hamantashen. Challahs (egg bread) will also be available.
Docent-led tours of the Temple Sanctuary will provide opportunities to learn about the symbolism of the building’s unique architecture. And you'll meet a cast of strolling characters – Moses, David, Abraham, Miriam, Sara, Esther, Ruth and Batya – who will bring the Old Testament to life and share stories about their importance to Jewish history. Themed displays will include the Western Wall, “Write your name in Hebrew”, and “Everything you wanted to know about Judaism but were afraid to ask”.
Our Kids Zone will feature inflatables, face painting and arts and crafts, storytelling and games that teach famous Jews in History. Handmade silver jewelry, sculpture and collectibles by Israeli and American artists will be offered for purchase.
Admission to the Jewish Festival is $1 and free for children under 5. The campus is located at 1129 Jefferson Road in Greensboro.