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Cary Jewish Cultural Festival Celebrates Sukkot

Post Date:09/25/2018 11:02 AM
  • Cary hosts its annual Jewish Cultural Festival Sunday, September 30 from 1-4 p.m. at the Cary Senior Center.
  • This year’s festival celebrates Sukkot, the harvest holiday, with Jewish bluegrass music from Nefesh Mountain, Sukkah decorating, meals in the sukkah, crafts for the whole family and educational lectures for adults.
  • Festival organizers ask attendees to bring grocery store gift cards to support Jewish Family Services.

Cary, NC – Celebrate Sukkot, the harvest holiday, at the Town of Cary’s annual Jewish Cultural Festival on Sunday, September 30 from 1-4 p.m. at the Cary Senior Center. Each year, the Cary community comes together to celebrate the culture and heritage of the Jewish religion and people. This is an opportunity for all to learn more about Judaism and recognize Jewish culture as part of Cary's diverse cultural landscape. The free event features Jewish music, Sukkah decorating, meals in the sukkah, traditional Jewish and Kosher foods, seminars for adults, crafts, story time and more. Attendees are asked to bring a grocery store gift card to support Jewish Family Services. 

New York-based Jewish bluegrass band Nefesh Mountain headlines the event. Nefesh Mountain comes to the Jewish Cultural Festival directly off their appearance at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass in Raleigh.

The Jewish Cultural Festival travels across the calendar as each year a different holiday is featured. For 2018 the holiday is Sukkot, the harvest festival. Other holidays celebrated at the Jewish Cultural Festival have been Hanukkah, Purim and Passover. The Jewish Cultural Festival is presented by the Town of Cary in cooperation with Congregation Beth Shalom, Chabad of Cary, the Raleigh-Cary Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary.

Parking for the event is available at the Cary Senior Center; please follow all posted signs regarding parking inside Bond Park. For more, visit “Jewish Cultural Festival” at or call (919) 460-4963. And for more fun in Cary, follow on Twitter @TOC_fun and search our calendar at


Primary Contacts

Jennifer Hocken, Program Specialist, (919) 460-4963
Stephen McNulty, Public Information Specialist, (919) 465-4606
Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 380-4240


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