12 June 2008

Chicago: Jewish Folk Arts Festival, June 15

The Greater Chicago Jewish Folk Arts Festival will take place from 11am-6pm Sunday June 15, at the Cook County Forest Preserve in Morton Grove.

The production group volunteers, according to the site, say:

We are linked by a single purpose: to produce an event which celebrates Jewish life and culture. We are committed to this project because of our resolve that Jewish identity must be based, in part, on a tangible positive feeling about Jewish life, especially for children.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois will have a booth at the event.

Started in 1980, it is today the largest Jewish cultural event in Chicago and the largest ongoing Jewish festival in America. The community production is called the "Heart and Soul of Jewish Chicago" because attendees can find everything that is Jewish in Chicago.

The day brings together the best of the community's professional and amateur singers, dancers and artists. There are seven hours of entertainment on four stages, including music, dance, theater and storytelling, as well as a children's stage, a hands-on activity area, art fair, craft fair, ethnic food fair and organization information booths.

Produced by the non-profit Jewish Production Organization for Cultural Events and Theater (POCET), the festival attracts people from all over to attend, sell and to perform. For more information, click here.

1 comment:

  1. Did you know Dudu Fisher will perform "Jerusalem" at Centre East at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie Saturday, Oct. 25? FYI tickets have been on sale by subscription for the past few weeks but as of Sat., Sept. 13 you can get single tickets. You can also preview the show on YouTube.