Jewish Food & Culture Festival

CLEVELAND, OH (August 8, 2013) – Want a taste of Jewish cuisine and entertainment?  The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage gives visitors the chance at its annual Jewish Food and Culture Festival, Sunday, August 11 from 11am to 4pm.  Corned beef and brisket sliders, Israeli salad, hummus, matzo ball soup, and more will be available for purchase – come early for the best selections!  All entertainment events for the day are free with festival admission, including entry into the Maltz Museum’s permanent collection.

The annual event is presented by The Friends of the Maltz Museum, a group of volunteers engaged in educational and fundraising activities for the Museum.  “This is such a great community event,” says Friends President Jeff Kaplan.  “The Friends – all volunteers at the Museum – work very hard to make sure that the Festival is lots of fun, and very family oriented.”  This is the Friends’ premiere event, and funds raised will be used to support the educational and community outreach efforts of the Museum.

Enjoy delicious homemade treats and food donated by Aladdin’s (Cleveland Heights), Bertman Ballpark Mustard, Chop It Salad Co., Corky and Lenny’s, Giovanni’s Ristorante, Hermann’s Pickles, Jack’s Deli, Mister Brisket, National Council of Jewish Women (Cleveland), Orlando Baking Company, Schwebel’s, Whole Foods (Cedar Road), and kosher food from Chef Dave’s Catering.  Raffle items include gift certificates and packages from area businesses including: Chagrin Yoga, Cleveland Jewish News, Dobama Theatre, Mandel JCC, Ohio City Woodworks, and both the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers! Entertainment sponsored by Dave’s Markets, Dollar Bank, Legacy Village, Metro Lexus, and The Temple-Tifereth Israel.

Admission to the event is $10 for adults (includes 20 food tickets) and $5 for children under 12 (includes 10 food tickets).

Entertainment sponsored by Dave’s MarketsDollar BankLegacy VillageMetro Lexus, and The Temple-Tifereth Israel.


11am – 2pm Balloon Twister Z.N. Singer

11am – 2pm Face painting and (temporary) tattoos

11am – 12:20pm The Marx Brothers’ Monkey Business (1931, 77m)

11am – 12:30pm Live Music: Tam Sivertson Band

12:30 – 1:30pm Cooking demo with Chef Dave of Chef Dave’s Catering

12:45 – 1:45pm Live Music: The Jordan Gorfinkel Duet

1:30 – 2:30pm Lecture: People of the (Cook)Book – Jewish Family Traditions

2:00 – 3:30pm Live Music: Jewish-American-Hebrew tunes

2:30 – 3:30pm Docents available for guided tours