A Celebration of Jewish Culture

Jewish Culture Fest draws a crowd


PROVIDENCE – Bright blue skies and warm temperatures on June 2 made for the perfect day for the inaugural Jewish Culture Fest, held inside and outside the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center.

Organized by the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, with the support of sponsors from around Rhode Island, the festival featured music, food, an artisan’s market, information booths and a kids’ area. Estimates of attendance hovered at more than 1,000, according to Alliance sources.

The daylong festival was intended to support and celebrate the Jewish community while sharing its culture with the whole Rhode Island community. Many of those who attended said it did just that.

From noshing on deli sandwiches to dancing to the live bands, everyone seemed to have a good time.

You can still view “Dining in the Diaspora,” an exhibit by local artists, which will be on display in the lobby of the JCC, 401 Elmgrove Ave., through mid-August.

Fran Ostendorf,

Alliance, Culture Fest