The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, along with five-time James Beard Foundation Award-Winning Chef Michael Solomonov, will host A Taste of Israel Festival, a community-wide event featuring more than 40 Israeli and Jewish foods, including falafel, bourekas, shawarma, arayes, Moroccan cigars, and more, and craft vendors to celebrate Israel’s 75th anniversary at the Saligman Campus at the Kaiserman JCC (45 Haverford Road, Wynnewood, PA) on Sunday, May 7 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Food vendors include A Taste of Israel by Michael Solomonov and Friends, The Chilly Banana, Roling’s Bakery, Deluxe Catering, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Soom Foods, Star of David, A La Karte Catering, Rita’s Water Ice, Jack & Jill Ice Cream, and more. All food prepared in the main demonstration tent will be under the supervision of Keystone-K and certified as Glatt kosher. In addition, the Kashrut level of vendors outside the main tent will be indicated.

Cultural activities include face painting, balloon artists, moon bounce and inflatable amusements, photo booths, and Gaga. The a cappella group Six13 will also perform in concert. The Taste of Israel Festival is the signature event of the Jewish Federation’s Israel 75 celebrations, which included a Community Mitzvah Day of more than 25-volunteer events on April 23 and a Shabbat Gathering with more than 80 opportunities to observe on April 28 and April 29, throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. Jewish Federation created a series of events to honor the Jewish State’s founding, culture, and the beauty and diversity of the people who live there.

“Israel’s 75th anniversary is an important landmark for the country and for the Jewish people,” said Michael Balaban, President and CEO, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. “As an organization, it is our role to highlight the cultural achievements of the Jewish homeland by forging lasting pathways that connect the people of Greater Philadelphia with the people of Israel, like our Taste of Israel event.”

Advance registration is now closed. Admission is at $18 adults, $7 for children and free for ages 0-3 on the day of the event includes activities, crafts, food sampling and entertainment. In addition to the food sampling, which is included in the price of admission, there will also be other Israeli foods and merchandise will be available for purchase at an additional cost, according to each vendor’s pricing. More details can be found by clicking here.

Since 1901, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has served as the hub of the region’s Jewish communities, providing an infrastructure of support for Jewish people and organizations in need. Through the various grants, emergency funding, restricted gifts, endowments and our partnership with the Foundation for Jewish Day Schools, we invest more than $40 million each fiscal year to care for and protect those in need, and support a thriving and vibrant Jewish community locally, in Israel and around the world.

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See you on Sunday, May 7 for A Taste of Israel Festival from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Saligman Campus in Wynnewood. Walk-ins welcomed. Learn more by clicking here or by emailing israel75@jewishphilly.org.