Where can you find bubelehs, bagels and blood donors all in one place? Look no further than the 37th Annual Sacramento Jewish Food Faire on Sunday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Congregation Beth Shalom.
This year’s theme, “Delicious Foods for a Sweet New Year,” is particularly apropos, considering you’ll be up to your kepi (that’s Yiddish for “head”) in delectable delicatessen goodies: round challah bread, honey cake, cabbage rolls, noodle kugel, matzo ball soup, corned beef, pastrami, chopped liver, bagels and lox and a variety of specialty Jewish baked goods prepared from secret, sacred family recipes by the members of Congregation Beth Shalom. You can even feast on visiting treats “imported” from Canter’s Delicatessen in Los Angeles, Saul’s Deli in Berkeley and Chef Yair right here in Sacramento. Fairgoers of all ages will also enjoy arts and crafts, entertainment and the children’s play area. Adults can even donate blood to the Sacramento Blood Bank in between eats and activities.
Get to the festivities early and you’ll get to watch the shofar blowing and bread breaking ceremony (a shofar is an ancient instrument used to call congregants to Jewish High Holidays). The ceremony reminds participants to reflect on their deeds of the past year and inspire them to improve themselves and the world in the year to come . . . and then, to eat!
For more information, visit foodfaire.cbshalom.org. Congregation Beth Shalom is located at 4746 El Camino Ave. in Carmichael.
Who: Congregation Beth Shalom
What: Sacramento Jewish Food Faire
When: Sunday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 4746 El Camino Ave., Carmichael