Cary’s Annual Jewish Cultural Festival Focuses on Passover
- Cary hosts its annual Jewish Cultural Festival March 19 from 3-6 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave.
- Free festival includes crafts, performances, traditional foods and educational lectures for adults.
- Festival organizers ask attendees to bring grocery store gift cards to support Jewish Family Services.
CARY, NC – Celebrate Passover at the Town of Cary’s annual Jewish Cultural Festival March 19 from 3-6 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Attendees will learn about the “Feast of Unleavened Bread” and the story of Moses and the Exodus from Egypt. The free festival includes crafts, performances, traditional foods, and educational lectures for adults.
Children’s entertainer Joanie Leeds will lead songs at 3:15 and 4 p.m.; musicians Lost Nomads will perform at 5 p.m. Children will make and bake unleavened bread in the “Matzah Factory” and participate in other crafts. Rabbi Ariel Edery of Beth Shalom and Rabbi Yisroel Cotlar of Chabad of Cary will speak on Jewish culture, religion, and history. Food vendors Knishalicious, SoomSoom Pita Pockets, and Captain Cookie will be on-site. Attendees are asked to bring a grocery store gift card to support Jewish Family Services. Parking is available in the Cary Elementary School parking lot behind the Cary Arts Center. Cary Arts Center is accessible by ramp at front of building; the Cary Arts Center lot will be closed.
The Town of Cary celebrates cultural diversity not only through its Jewish Cultural Festival, but also through Diwali, Arbolito de la Esperanza (Tree of Hope), Three Kings Day, Dreamfest and the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival.
Jennifer Hocken, Historical and Cultural Program Specialist, (919) 462-3963
Lyman Collins, Cultural Arts Manager, (919) 462-3861
Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 380-4240