The Jewish Food and Culture Fest is one of B’ham’s favorite outdoor food events. In fact, last year’s event was declared “the best one-day event the Jewish community has put on in Birmingham. Ever.” Plan now to attend… but be patient because it will take us weeks to prepare all of your favorite foods from recipes that have been passed down for generations: sweet and savory braised brisket, falafel, giant corned beef sandwiches, pickles, babka, pomegranate walnut chicken (new this year!), tender stuffed cabbage rolls, rugelach, challah, sweet noodle kugel casserole, Israeli salad, couscous, savory potato burekas, matzah ball soup, and mandelbrot.
Then when we’re ready, all you have to do is show up, eat, and enjoy.
75 years of independence
During the Food Festival we’ll also celebrate the 75th Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day). As part of the celebration, a new addition to this year’s event will be a recreation of an open-air Israeli shuk, or market.
Read more about this year’s event:
- Delicious food, a birthday party, and lots of culture, but no Styrofoam at Sunday’s Food Fest
- Pre-ordering now open: See a video of last year’s spread…
- Over the Mountain Journal: “Bring on the Brisket: Jewish Community Food and Culture Fest Includes ‘The Brisket Queen’s’ Crowd-Pleasing Dish“
- “Food Fest requires a veritable village of volunteers“
- “JCCA grant will enhance Yom Ha’Atzmaut celebration“
- “Food Fest unites best of Jewish cuisine with Yom Ha’Atzmaut“
Our highly anticipated event fosters an appreciation for Jewish culture and traditions, as well as a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the State of Israel. The festival brings together the Jewish and broader communities to great effect as some 2,000 Jews and non-Jews from across Birmingham gather to enjoy a fun-filled delicious day of great food and entertainment for all ages.