Greater Chicago Jewish Folks Art Festival Flickr Group

If you’ve attended the Greater Chicago Jewish Folks Art Festival and took photos, please share your photos with the rest of the world! It doesn’t matter what year or if they’re fuzzy or overexposed.. we love all the photos 🙂

I just created the Flickr photo group Greater Chicago Jewish Folks Art Festival so everyone can share their photos from the Greater Chicago Jewish Folks Art Festival:
Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone.

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Report from the German American Festival in Lincoln Park (Chicago)

Stolen from my wife:

Yesterday we went to German Fest in Lincoln Square to meet up with some friends and enjoy what may be one of the last nice nice weekends.

We had a great time!  The brats were great, fresh yummy saurkraut, and Miriam loved the German Potato Salad.  We didn’t have any beer, I know, heresy, but I can’t these days and Jason was being supportive.

Baby says \"BRAINZZZ\"

He did however have a blue raspberry slushie, which certainly wins the Miriam Seal of Approval.

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The Greater Chicago Jewish Festival

Normally I don’t go off topic too much but I had so much fun at Greater Chicago Jewish Festival up in Morton Grove, IL I can’t help but to share a bit of it:

Every two years … an eclectic group of volunteers gathers to create the vision and consider the logistics which unfold for you on one special summer day. The Jewish POCET is a production group made up of individuals representing a network and cross section of the entire Jewish community. We are linked by a single purpose: to produce an event which celebrates Jewish life and culture. We are committed to this project because of our resolve that Jewish identity must be based, in part, on a tangible positive feeling about Jewish life, especially for children.

Since 1980, the Greater Chicago Jewish Folk Arts Festival has created just that experience for hundreds of thousands. Today, it is the largest Jewish cultural event in Chicago and the largest ongoing Jewish festival in America. We call it the Heart and Soul of Jewish Chicago because on this one special day, you can find everything that is Jewish in Chicago. We create our own “town square” filled with the sights, sounds and smells of a dynamic and creative community. The Festival is a community event, not a commercial event.  —

Alex Koffman

Kimber Leigh Nussbaum



Along with many other bands, my favorite Klezmer band performed:  The Maxwell Street Klezmer Band 🙂  Did you know they also performed at my wedding?

One tired little munchkin:

More photos over at flickr

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