By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2008
Shalomfest 2008 will have booths with a variety of items for sale, including jewelry, books, crafts and more.
Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 14 for Shalomfest 2008! The family-friendly event will take place from noon until 5 p.m. at Temple Israel, located just south of Utica Square at 2004 East 22nd Place. Since 1994, Temple Israel has sponsored this one-day festival celebrating Jewish food, music and art.
Admission is free. Members of Temple Israel will sell homemade traditional Jewish food, a variety of baked goods, and items such as crafts, books and other gift items. Also, tours of the Temple and an Israeli education room will be available, featuring demonstrations of Jewish life cycle events, including a Bar Mitzvah, a model Jewish wedding, and ritual art. Activities for kids will include hands-on crafts and a Jupiter Jump.
Don’t even think about eating before the festival! A variety of delicious Jewish food will be on hand: Israeli style falafel and hummus, borekas, cabbage rolls, kosher hot dogs, New York style pastrami, rugelach, bialys, latkes, hamantashen, and numerous bakery items.
Performing Jewish music will be Temple Israel’s Levite Band, Klezmer Band, led by Joe Eglash, and Debbye Zanerhaft. Also featured will be Elvis music Jewish composers performed by Jan Simpson, Jessica Elliot and Scott Gaffen.
In addition to other traditional Jewish food, the festival will have lots of scrumptious baked goods for sale.
Vendors will be selling a great selection of jewelry, ritual objects, holiday items, Jewish books and more.
And it’s all free, so don’t miss it! For more information, call (918) 747-1309 or go online to www.templetulsa.com.
Enjoy the music and dancing at Shalomfest on Sunday, September 14 from noon to 5 p.m.
Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.