Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Art Fair at the Greater Chicago Jewish Festival on June 8, 2014

The Art Fair at the Greater Chicago Jewish Festival on June 8, 2014, is unique because the 100 artist booths are set in a beautiful Cook County Forest Preserve and surrounded by fantastic Jewish Music. 

Israeli artists and great artists from across the United States will fill the tents of our art fair with watercolors, photographs, oils, ceramics, metal sculpture, Judaica, jewelry and numerous other art forms.  Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy the look and feel of Jewish art and share a day of cultural expression at the Festival.  

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Celebrating Israel at the 2014 Greater Chicago Jewish Festival

The 2014 Greater Chicago Jewish Festival will have an added focus on celebrating Israel with our Israel Fusion.  In addition to the Israeli artists in the Art Fair and the great selection of Israeli Food, our 4 stages will feature Israeli performers and Israeli music.  And to celebrate our connections with Israel, we will bring everyone together at one stage, at one time, for the world's largest community sing in support of Israel.  Sing the songs from throughout Israel's history along with thousands of others on June 8, 2014.  Be part of this event!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Announcing Maya Johanna - מיה יוהנה

Another Headliner for the Greater Chicago Jewish Festival  on June 8, 2014 is Israeli singer, Maya Johanna.  מיה יוהנה

She will perform for two 40 minute sets on the Crain-Maling Foundation Stage.  Maya's trio performers American folk and rock true to its tradition and often with her own Hebrew lyrics of these classics.  A powerful fusion of American and Israeli music not to be missed.  

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Announcing Peter Himmelman!

The music Headliners who will hit the 4 stages of the 2014 Greater Chicago Jewish Festival are set!  Today, we can announce Peter Himmelman will be on our stage on June 8, 2014.  

Peter was our headliner in 1998 and brought the Festival community together in song.  He is a wonderful example of one who has successfully combined his committed Jewish life with his music career which reaches far beyond the Jewish community.  

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Greater Chicago Jewish Festival

"More than 20,000 people celebrated Jewish culture at the last Festival"

The Greater Chicago Jewish Festival expresses the heart and soul of Jewish Chicago. For one single day it intertwines the sounds, sights and smells of Jewish culture and brings together every facet of the Jewish community; young and old, singles and families, regardless of their religious practices and political commitments. It is a day of celebration and tolerance in which we gather to celebrate Jewish identity and share Jewish culture with others. I invite you to come and be part of our "town square of Jewish Chicago" and enjoy the Festival with family and friends.

Michael M. Lorge

Chair and Founder