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First Jewish Food and Culture Festival a Big Draw


Tallahassee, FL – A rainy Sunday saw Tallahasseans flocking to the Jewish Food and Cultural Festival at Temple Israel. Margie Menzel reports.

"In this house, in this house, it all comes together in this house of God "

The temple was jammed, for the rain had driven the food, music and artisans' booths inside. This was the festival's first year, said Cantor Tanya Greenblatt, and the organizers didn't know what to expect when it rained.

"We were hoping in our wildest dreams, we'd have 1,000 people here," she said, "and I think there were 1,000 people by 11 o'clock. So this is wonderful. And I see they keep coming through the doors! And we're so glad to have our temple, our congregation open to the whole Tallahassee community."

Some attendees noshed on stuffed cabbage or corned beef on rye, while others browsed the booths, toured the temple and clapped to the music and dancing.