Jewish Food Festival 2019

The South’s most beloved

Jewish Food Festival!

Calling all Day-Of Volunteers: We Need You!

It’s a family affair! Sign up to be a Day-Of volunteer. Together we will make the Jewish Food Festival a success (again)! All volunteers receive a snazzy Food Festival apron!

To sign up for volunteer opportunities, click HERE!

Did you know?

All proceeds from food and raffle ticket sales go to the Jewish Federation’s initiatives to address food insecurity in our local community. The more you buy, the more you help! Check out our menu:

Admission to the festival is FREE, and we encourage you to bring a donation of non-perishable food or unopened hygiene products to donate to Jewish Family Services’ Food Pantry.

Do you love our challah? Then you’ll LOVE this!

We’re launching our new J Café Coffee Bar at the festival. Buy tickets for a Counter Culture iced coffee! Learn more about the J Café Coffee Bar here.

These limited edition shirts will be sold for $15/ea at the Food Festival!

The Jewish Food Festival is a family affair! Day-Of Kids’ Activities include:

  • Snacktivity with Childcare Manager Corrigan
  • Bounce house
  • Interactive food waste activity with Jonathan Bloom
  • Clowning around activities with local circus performers
  • Cookie decorating with Beth El Preschool

Announcing the most amazing RAFFLE PRIZES!

$25 each or 5 for $100. Need not be present to win! All proceeds from the raffle ticket purchases go to support the Jewish Federation’s initiatives to address food insecurity in our local community. Buy your tickets today here.

Grand Prize: New York Long Weekend (Value of $5,115)

Choice of Broadway Show, Dinner, 3-Night Weekend Stay with Airfare for 2
This Experience Includes:
• Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to New York
• 2 tickets to ONE Broadway show of your choice
• $200 gift card towards dining at your choice of participating New York City restaurants
• 3-night weekend stay in a standard guest room at the Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, or comparable hotel
• Winspire booking & concierge service
• Broadway Tickets

2nd Prize — Family Play Package
• Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park -Family Pack Passes 4
• Glazed Expectations -2 afterschool art classes
• Greensboro Children’s Museum- Family Pack Passes 4
• All-a-Flutter Butterfly Farm- Family Pack Passes 4
• Marbles Kids Museum- Family Pack Passes 4
• Discovery Place- Family Pack Passes 4
• Morehead Planetarium- Family Pack Passes 4
• Greenville Arts Center – Greensboro- Family Pack Passes 4
• NC Aquarium- Family Pack Passes 4
Value $404

3rd Prize– Durham Overnight
• Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tour Gift Certificate
• King’s Daughters Inn B&B Night Stay
• PlayMakers Repertory Company Center for Dramatic Art — 2 tickets- any show
Value: $470

4th Prize– Cool Downtown Durham
• Motorco Music 2 Golden Tickets
• Urban Axes Three 1 hour sessions
• Duke Lemur Center “Lemurs Live Tour” for two
• The Carolina Theatre– Four Cinema Passes
• Mettlesome—6 week class Intro to Improv Comedy for two.
Value $600

5th Prize — Local Highlights
• Fillaree Gift Basket
• Durham Skyline – A&R workshops Gift Certificate
• TOPO– Tasting for 4
• BullCity Designs—Unique Piece of Art
• Big Spoon Gift Basket
Value: $380

6th Prize– Date Night
• NC Symphony Summer Flex Tickets (2)
• Saltbox Gift Certificate
• TOPO Tasting for 4
Value $250

Buy your raffle tickets here.

We are very grateful to our current sponsors for all their support. Want to help sponsor the Jewish Food Festival? Please contact for more information.

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