Do you like Jewish food? Ah, of course, many of you are saying “Yes!” But what about the rest of you? Are some of you not sure what Jewish food is?
The 43rd annual Sacramento Jewish Food Faire offers Jewish-fare connoisseurs an excellent chance to indulge in their favorites, and gives the Jewish-food-curious a chance to dig in and discover. The only catch is you will need to order quickly, because many items already are sold out.
This summer the popular festival has gone virtual, in that all foods must be pre-ordered, by no later than 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20, via the festival’s online menu page. Participants will pick up their “traditional delicacies and baked goods” in the parking lot at Congregation Beth Shalom (4746 El Camino Ave. in, Carmichael) at pre-arranged times between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 30.
The foods all will be prepared with COVID-19 precautions strictly adhered to, and their distribution at Beth Shalom will feature servers wearing the full, reassuring array of gloves and facial coverings. (People picking up their orders are encouraged to mask-up as well.)
The menu, according to festival promotional material, includes “deli selections (such as corned beef and pastrami sandwiches, a new vegan Israeli salad medley, stuffed cabbage rolls, matzo ball soup, chopped liver, herring, lox and bagels, gourmet kosher pickles) and lots of unique sweet treats, baked goods (including noodle kugel, blintzes, rugelach, apple strudel, and schnecken) and specialty breads.”
To learn more, visit Beth Shalom’s website, where you can “Click the bagel now!” to place your order. Items range from $4 to $12.