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Sunday, September 1 from 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel (CABI) is proud to announce that the event formerly known as Deli Days has been re-imagined, re-branded and reborn as Idaho’s Jewish Festival.
 
Idaho’s Jewish Festival’s vision is to promote awareness, appreciation, and celebration of Jewish culture in Idaho.
 
After an extended absence since our last Deli Days in 2017, Idaho’s Jewish Festival, Sunday Sep 1, 2024, will be a public event for all residents of Boise and beyond. We’ll come together to celebrate through food, music and dance.
 
Deli sandwiches, bagels, knishes, beer, wine, and delectable desserts from Goldstein’s Bagels & Bialys (https://www.goldsteinsbagels.com/) will be available as well as homemade baked goods from CABI.
 
This year's entertainment will include Noam Vazana (aka Nani). Nani is an internationally recognized artist. Known for her captivating performances, Nani is a master in Judeo-Spanish tradition known as Ladino, a Jewish culture dating back to medieval Spain. The Moody Jews of Boise, Hot Club Les Bois, and Switch in Time will round out the musical entertainment for Idaho's Jewish Festival 2024. More info about Nani can be found at https://nanimusic.com/

Idaho's Jewish Festival is partnering with the Idaho Museum of International Diaspora (IMID) and will weave a theme of diaspora, the dispersion, or spread, of a people from their original homeland, throughout the event. The festival will include seminars, tours of the historic synagogue, Jewish folk dancing, and other elements showcasing Jewish art and literature.
 
Idaho’s Jewish Festival will take place at the Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel campus at 11 N. Latah on Sunday September 1, 2024, from 11:00am till 9pm. This will be a public event for all residents of Boise and beyond.


Another part of Idaho’s Jewish festival is a free seminar titled “The Past, Present, and Future of Ladino Culture” at 1:30 p.m. on August 29, at the Osher Institute of Lifelong learning. Through examination of literature, music, and firsthand experiences, we will explore the medieval origins of the Judeo-Spanish culture known as Ladino. Ladinos are a people who originated in North Africa and Spain during the Middle Ages. The Ladino language is a rich dialect spoken by the Sephardic Jews. Ladino music is an exhilarating combination of intricate melodies and captivating rhythms, treating the listener to an aural experience both exotic and familiar. The seminar will occur at Yanke Family Research Park 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd. Boise, ID 83706. More info can be found at https://www.boisestate.edu/osher/

Are you interested in volunteering for Idaho's Jewish Festival? Please see below for various volunteering opportunities. For questions, please email Oliver here.

Pre-Event Volunteer Spots: (if you have some time to help in July or August, 2024)

Day-of Event Volunteer Spots: Ladino Seminar at Osher Institute (Aug 29, 2024)

Day-of-Event Volunteer Spots: Idaho’s Jewish Festival (Sep 1, 2024)


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Press inquires: oliverwthompson64@gmail.com

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The festival will be highlighting Ladino culture and Jewish traditions from 15th century Spain. Renowned Ladino musician Nani Vazana, who tours internationally and teaches at the London Performing Academy of Music and the Jerusalem Music Academy, will perform. Additionally, on Thursday, August 29, Nani will host a seminar on Ladino culture and music in partnership with the Idaho Museum of International Diaspora and BSU’s Osher Institute of Lifelong Learning. (For more info, visit nanimusic.com).

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