Boulder Jewish Festival

admin May 2, 2011 0

The Boulder Jewish Festival is a one day event that will be held this year on June 12th at the Courtland Lawn and Pearl Street Mall.  The festival will feature ethnic food, fine art, and live music.  This one day event is a celebration of Jewish culture with activities for all ages and is free to attend. So if you are a festival lover and don’t want to miss out on this one, don’t forget to put this one on your calendar.

After several years’ absence, the “Bike to the Festival” is back.  For those who want to bike to the festival, they can gather at the Congregation Bonai Shalom where you can leave your car.  Once you arrive at the festival, the Community Cycles will valet your bicycle while you enjoy the festival without any worry.

Approximately 5% of the Boulder population is Jewish and this year’s festival is the 16th annual Boulder Jewish Festival.  It was started by two women Cathy Adler and Susan Kramer who were both from cities that held Jewish Festivals.  Since Boulder did not have one, they decided to organize one themselves, and the rest is history.

It is now the largest one day independent event held at the Courthouse Lawn and Pearl Street Mall site.  It is also one of the longest-funning Jewish festivals in the United States and the only Jewish Festival found in Colorado.  It takes approximately 18 months to plan each festival, so this means that while one is going on they are planning the next festival.  The Boulder Jewish Festival is planned and produced by a team of volunteers.

Each year the Boulder Jewish Festival has over 50 booths that feature ethnic and kosher foods, fine art and Judaica, entertainment and more.  The Jewish community organizations all come together for one great day to celebrate Jewish culture.

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