Jewish Music & Cultural Festival (JMAC), celebrated our Jewish
Community on Sunday, September 29, 2013 from noon to 6 pm on the campus of the Sam Pomeranz
Jewish Community Center of Syracuse.
recognized the Jewish institutions that are so important to our
community, and many of which are celebrating big anniversary milestones. The
theme this year was: Tradition!
was an afternoon of music by internationally known artists The Guy Mendilow Ensemble, as well as <style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Zetz!, Farrah, West of Odessa, and local favorites Keyna Hora
Klezmer Band and Jonathan Dinkin and Klezmercuse
to name a few.
again, a selection of (Va’ad supervised) Kosher Jewish foods was served
both indoors and outside. Attendees could purchase brisket, turkey and
corned beef sandwiches, falafel, kugel, knishes, hot dogs and... NEW this year:
stuffed cabbage, matzo ball soup!
attendees had a chance to visit the Community tents sponsored by the Jewish
Federation of Central New York, featuring Jewish organizations along with area
synagogues. Plus another highlight at the festival was the
return of the "Rabbis' Corner", where Central New York rabbis shared
different aspects of Jewish Tradition.
At the Festival, there was an area for seniors with seating under a big tent. There was also complimentary bottles of water and seniors could order their food as well at the Senior Tent. The “Senior” Tent was sponsored by the Jerome and Phyllis Charney Foundation.
always, there were activities for children of all ages including the return of the
Robert Rogers Puppet Theater; an interesting & eclectic array of artisans;
and other vendors.
festival is sponsored in part by the Jewish Federation of Central New York; a
state grant secured by Senator John A. DeFrancisco; CNY Arts; the Pomeranz
Fund, the Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of Syracuse, Paul
B. & Georgina H. Roth Charitable Foundation and Jerome & Phyllis Charney Foundation. The Food Court was sponsored by Smith Contemporary Furniture, Barry & Deborah Shulman and Lynn & Corinne Smith. Corporate sponsors
included: Price Chopper, Tiffany’s Catering, Raymour and Flanigan, M&T
Bank, Key Bank, Natur-Tyme and Exhibits & More. Media sponsors included Time
Warner Cable, “Eagle Newspapers,” SUNNY 102,
“Syracuse New Times;” and the “Jewish Observer.”
14th Annual Jewish Music & Cultural Festival was free to attend,
and EVERYONE was welcomed!