Greater Chicago Jewish FestivalGoes Virtual for 2020 AND Goes Live to June 2021LIVE 2021The usual outdoor Festival will be POSTPONED to June 13, 2021 (yes, 613).4 stages, art fair, Kosher food fair, family activities and community hugs will all be part of it.
There is great hope that we will soon find relief from the horrifying impact of COVID-19. We all know that sometime in the month or months ahead some level of "normalcy" will return to our homes, streets, businesses and communal gatherings and events. However, those of us who produce the largest Jewish cultural event in Chicagoland and the longest running Jewish festival in America cannot imagine that we will be gathering at the Greater Chicago Jewish Festival on June 7, 2020.
The Festival thrives on our community coming together: singing, eating, buying art, dancing and talking together. It includes hugs and catching up with friends as we share Jewish culture. None of this will likely be appropriate in early June. So please put these new Festival events in your calendar:
On June 7, 2020 at 4:00 we will share 40 Years of the Festival. A virtual Greater Chicago Jewish Festival with great performances from the past 20 Festivals! AND new performances from David Broza and other acts that were planned for this year.
Go to JewishFestival.org on June 7 at 4:00 and click on the Virtual Festival button.