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Taste of the Jewish Cultural Festival – Purim Edition
April 16 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
A series of three drive-thru events will take place in April, May and June, each one centering around a specific holiday or aspect of Judaism and will include fresh baked goods available for pre-order. We will proudly welcome people of all faiths to share a Jewish experience with our friends, members, rabbis, and staff.
Here are some of the 2021 highlights:
FOOD: The Temple Bakery returns with delicious hamantaschen (April), rugelach (May), and honey cake (June) to tantalize your taste buds and immerse your mouth in the richness of these beloved Jewish desserts. In addition, Evans Bakery will offer challah each month and Zombie Dogz is our food truck partner this month.
VIRTUAL OY VEY 5K & CHAI CHALLENGE: Run or walk 5k in the Virtual Oy Vey 5k this June. Or, increase your mileage with the Chai Challenge and complete 18k in June, or for the ultimate endurance feat, register for the Triple Chai Challenge, committing to 18k per month from April – June. Whatever the distance, we will be right there with you (virtually), cheering on your efforts! (Register here: https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Dayton/OyVey5k)
EDUCATION: Delve into the meaning and history of Jewish holidays, rituals, and traditions. Attendees will discover little known facts about Judaism as well explore the similarities and differences with other faiths. In April, our focus will be the holiday of Purim. There will even be a chance to ask the rabbi your Jewish question!
CHILDREN: Special activity kits with interactive crafts and projects help to share Jewish traditions with our youngest attendees. These to-go kits will also include an interactive puzzle to decipher.
ENTERTAINMENT: Hand-selected music will feature Jewish artists in multiple genres. These tunes will be broadcast to your car radio during the event and will feature energetic and spirited performances from some of today’s most popular musicians and bands.
CHARITY PARTNER: Giving back is important to us at Temple Israel and in April, we are partnering with YWCA. We encourage attendees to bring an item to donate to YWCA from their wish list: https://www.ywcadayton.org/how-to-help/ywish-list/. What better way to pay homage to Queen Esther from our Purim story (the woman who risked her life to save the Jews), than by lifting up women and children in our community and providing them with the support they need to live courageously and without fear. Learn more about the YWCA and see what your charitable donation can provide: https://www.ywcadayton.org/how-to-help/donate/
RAFFLE: To up the ante on the fun, each Taste of the Jewish Cultural Festival event will include a raffle prize package worth over $500. In these prize bundles, you will find some of the best ways to experience Dayton and support your local businesses and vendors, while supporting Temple Israel at the same time.
April’s Taste of Dayton Raffle Package (over $500 value), includes 21 gift cards of $20+ to: Basil’s on Market, Bill’s Donuts, Central Perf European Cafe, Cherry House Cafe, Christopher’s Restaurant, Dorothy Lane Market, Fazoli’s, Firehouse Subs, Frisch’s Big Boy, Glo Juice & Cafe, McAlister’s Deli, Meadowlark, O’Charley’s Restaurant, Olive Garden, Pasha Grill, Roosters Wings, Smashburger, Spice Paradise, Stone House Sweets Bakery & Coffee House, Troll Pub, and Wheat Penny
CRAFTS & MERCHANDISE: Take home a piece or two of the 2021 Taste of the Jewish Cultural Festival. Special festival merchandise will be available for purchase during each drive-thru event to commemorate this unique year.
For all of the info, visit www.tidayton.org/festival