SOMA Jewish Cultural Affairs Committee Hosts 1st Annual Shalom Fest June 23


South Orange and Maplewood inaugurate newest cultural festival at the South Orange Duck Pond.

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From the SOMA Jewish Cultural Affairs Committee:

Shalom Festival is debuting in South Orange-Maplewood with its first event on Sunday June 23, 2024 from 12:30-3:30 PM at the South Orange Duck Pond  (Mead St. & Ridgewood Rd).

A Jewish cultural heritage festival brought to SOMA by local residents, it features a tasting of Jewish foods and drinks, traditional Jewish dance and a celebration of contemporary Jewish music artists. The NY Jewish Dancers will be presenting an hour of traditional dance and live music and local DJ Lou will be playing 2+ hours of music by contemporary Jewish artists from the USA and around the world.  Shalom Festival is sponsored by local businesses and the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ.

The NY Jewish Dancers are a traditional Jewish dance and music show from New York City. The group was founded in 2009 in New York City. It is an American-Jewish company dedicated to celebrate the spirit of Jewish culture throughout the world of dance and music and has performed at Jewish heritage festivals throughout the United States.

Shalom Fest! Community-Wide Jewish Cultural Celebration

2024 Shalom Festival

South Orange Duck Pond, Mead St & North Ridgewood Rd,

Across from Cameron Field

Sunday, June 23, 12:30pm-3:30pm

Shalom Festival is an inclusive cultural event open to the whole community. All are welcome to come and enjoy:

  • A genre-spanning playlist of American and Israeli pop, rock, contemporary and traditional music by Jewish artists
  • Grilled fare provided by Israeli BBQ maestros
  • Delicious baked treats, Mizrachi and Sephardi delicacies and traditional Jewish nosherei
  • A make-your-own Israeli-style craft soda station
  • Community potluck*

At 2:00 we will have a special presentation of traditional Jewish dancing from the New York Jewish Dancers (!

*A separate non-kosher table will be available. Kindly avoid bringing pork, seafood or mixed meat-dairy dishes, but don’t worry if your kitchen isn’t kosher enough!



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