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2018 Jewish Food Festival

Once again, the event to attend this summer is the 21st Annual Jewish Food Festival at Temple B’nai Israel in Laconia on Sunday, July 8th, from 11:00-2:00. People will be coming together from all over New Hampshire and beyond to enjoy the memories of the tastes and smells from the kitchens of Jewish mothers and Bubbes (grandmothers) through the ages…from traditional Jewish cooking to delicatessen delights to amazing desserts and more!

In addition to the tasty array of homemade products, the Food Festival features corned beef, pastrami and tongue “imported” from Evan’s Deli in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Evan hand cooks his meats in the deli kitchen and food critics and patrons alike declare, “This meat is out of this world.” Treat yourself and your family to a fresh Evan’s Deli meat sandwich or any of the other homemade Jewish delicacies including deli meats or TBI’s homemade beef brisket with pickle and coleslaw on rye or roll, knishes (meat & potato), blintzes, chopped herring, and chopped chicken liver. Available for takeout, all frozen and ready to heat at home – while supplies last – deli meats and brisket, matzo ball soup, potato latkes, noodle kugel, stuffed cabbage, rugelach and strudel. And don’t forget the half sour pickles as well as the fabulous assortment of homemade desserts.

The Jewish Food Festival in Laconia ranks with the best due to TBI’s talented cooking crew of women and men who have been gathering before Festival Day for planning and recipe selection as well as participating in dozens of cooking and baking sessions in the temple kitchen. Per Committee Chair Stu Needleman, “Our cooking teams have prepared hundreds of servings of the most delectable foods. We have purchased, cooked and hand sliced nearly 200 pounds of everyone’s favorite meats and baked dozens of varieties of cakes, cookies and other desserts. But no matter how much we have, everything goes quickly. So don’t be late and risk having your favorite item sold out!” Food Festival attendees from years past attest to the great food and festive atmosphere:

  • The best day of the year. This is an epic annual event in Laconia; a valuable cultural event for our community.
  • Absolutely incredible. Out first time here, but not our last! Wonderful people!
  • The highlight of our weekend. We were warmly welcomed, greeted and cared for.
  • We’ll be back next year with our friends!

However, this Festival is about more than food. You will find many assorted treasures at the Nearly New Boutique on the front lawn as well as new Judaica items inside. Attendees meet old and new friends from the community at large, both Jewish Food connoisseurs and rookies.

The Jewish Food Festival takes place under the tent on July 8th at Temple B’nai Israel, 210 Court Street in Laconia, rain or shine. Credit cards are accepted. Questions should be directed to [email protected]