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Greater Chicago Jewish Festival in Morton Grove


Greater Chicago Jewish Festival in Morton Grove

Time: June 8, 2014 from 10am to 3pm
Location: Kathy's Garden
Street: 1113 W Webster Ave
City/Town: Chicago
Phone: 773 248 5499
Event Type: social
Organized By: Kathy Schubert 'n Suzy Schnauzer
Latest Activity: Jun 7, 2014

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We will ride to Morton Grove for this event.  We will take my usual Lincoln Ave route unless the group requires side streets and this will take longer, but we will do it if desired.

We'll even come pick you up if you live between Lincoln Park and Morton Grove and would have to double back to meet us in Lincoln Park.

This fun and unique event has various profound effects:

  • Bringing together the best of the community's professional and amateur singers, dancers and artists.
  • Demonstrating to Jewish children and the larger community that the Jewish community does not just gather in times of crisis.
  • Educating the Jewish community about its multi-faceted culture.
  • Reaching out to the general community to show the breadth and depth of the Jewish community.
  • Providing an avenue for Jewish artists and performers to develop and present their work and encouraging them to work on Jewish themes within their fields.
  • Encouraging tolerance by bringing together the entire Jewish community to celebrate our culture, identity and diversity.

The outdoor showcase includes seven hours of continuous entertainment on four stages: two main stages for musical entertainment and a stage for dance groups, theater groups and storytelling.   In addition, the festival includes a children's stage, a hands-on activity area, an art fair, a craft fair, an ethnic food fair and organization fair.

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Comment by Andrew Bedno on June 6, 2014 at 11:36am

Can't come, but wanted to say great idea.

You know it's technically in Morton Grove, not Skokie, right?  Still under 13mi from your place.

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Sunday 2014.06.08
* Jewish Fest (since 1980). Yearly. All ages. $? Even numbered years. 11a-6p.
Dozens of performers on four stages. Also book fair, vendors, artisans, kosher food, etc. Many thousands attend.
St. Paul Woods, Cook County Forest Preserve, Dempster St. at Lehigh, Morton Grove.

I went in 2006, took lots of photos, said hi to Lisa Loeb.

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