Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

2018 Jewish Food Festival

June 3 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

This is a FREE event, though we ask attendees to bring nonperishable, unexpired food donations for Jewish Family Services’ Food Pantry. All proceeds from the Jewish Food Festival go to the Food Pantry and our initiatives to address food insecurity in our local community.

We will have overflow parking available at Carter Community Charter School (1955 Cornwallis Rd.), which is located to the right of the Jewish Campus entrance off of Cornwallis. We will offer FREE shuttle services onto the Jewish Campus from the overflow parking area every 15 minutes.

Food Demos, Israel Center

  • 11:00am – Taly’s Kitchen presents Israeli Couscous Vegetable Soup
  • 12:00pm – Forest at Duke presents Rugelach
  • 1:00pm – Fork Nutrition presents Baby Spinach Salad with Dates

Kid’s Activities

  • Bounce House
  • Bouldering Wall
  • Cookie Decorating with Beth El
  • Inclusive Quiet Space in the JFS meeting room with sensory-friendly games and noise-reducing headphones


This year’s festival features the best raffle prizes we’ve ever had! Buy your raffle tickets here. Each ticket is $25, or buy 5 raffle tickets for $100!


GRAND PRIZE – Escape to San Francisco & Sonoma
Winery Tours & Tastings, Fairmont 3-Night Stay with Airfare for 2
  • 1-night stay in a standard Fairmont room (1 king or 1 queen or 2 queen beds) at The Fairmont San Francisco
  • 2-night stay in a standard Fairmont room (1 king or 1 queen bed) at The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
  • Daily breakfast for 2
  • Tasting for 2 at Chateau St. Jean, Sonoma
  • Tour and tasting for 2 at Benziger Family Winery, Sonoma
  • Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous United States to San Francisco or Oakland, CA
  • Winspire booking & concierge service

Value $5,800

2ND PRIZE Durham Staycation

  • 1-night stay and breakfast for 2 at The Durham Hotel
  • 2 tickets to Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours
  • 2 Jewish Foodie Cookbooks

Value $500

3RD PRIZE – NC Adventures Family Fun Pack

  • 1 First Class Zipline Tour, 1 Coach Class Zipline Tour, 1 High Ropes Session, and 1 Laser Tag Session at Kersey Valley
  • 4 passes to Discovery Place, Charlotte
  • 4 family passes to ArtQuest Studios at Greenhill
  • 8 guest passes to Children’s Museum, Greensboro
  • Admission for 4 to All-A-Flutter Farms, High Point
  • Admission for 2 adults, 2 kids to Lazy 5 Ranch
  • Book Basket from McIntyre’s Books
  • 2 Afterschool Clay Classes at Glazed Expectations
  • $100 gift card to The Original Q Shack

Value $750

4TH PRIZE – Romantic Raleigh

  • 1-night stay at the Marriot, Raleigh
  • $100 gift card to Ashley Christensen’s Poole’s Diner (walking distance from hotel)

Value $330

5TH PRIZE – Theater Lovers

  • 2 tickets for any Playmakers performance in the 2018-19 season
  • $50 gift card to Chapel Hill Restaurant Group
  • $80 gift card to Acme Brunch

Value $225

6th PRIZE – Film Buffs

  • 4 Carolina Theater cinema passes
  • $30 gift card to Lilly’s Pizza
  • 1-night stay and breakfast for 2 at Hilton Durham (near Duke)

Value $250

7th PRIZE – Weekend Getaway

  • 1-weekend night stay in a king suite with breakfast at Embassy Suites, Durham Airport/Brier Creek
  • Gift card to Regal Cinema
  • Dinner at Tase Asian Bistro

Value $250


The Jewish Food Festival is made possible by the generous contributions of our sponsors:

Interested in becoming a sponsor of the 2018 Jewish Food Festival or other Federation programs and services? Email Federation CEO Jill Madsen at jmadsen@shalomdch.org for more information.


June 3
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Event Category:


Levin JCC
1937 W. Cornwallis Road
Durham, NC 27705 United States
+ Google Map