14th Annual Jewish Cultural Festival Draws Thousands to Guilford, CT

New Englanders explore Jewish culture at the Shoreline Jewish Festival in Guilford, Connecticut


14th Annual Jewish Cultural Festival Draws Thousands to Guilford, CT

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Josh Segal adds his response to a 'How Will You Make the World a Better Place?' board at the Shoreline Jewish Festival

by Aidel Cohen - Connecticut

July 31, 2019

People of all ages and backgrounds flocked to the annual Shoreline Jewish Festival in Connecticut on July 14. Now in its 14th year, the fair draws as many as two thousand visitors. Rabbi Yossi and Rochel Baila Yaffe of the Shoreline have created an experience offering people the opportunity “to taste a little, listen a little and enjoy a little Jewish culture.”

Crafts, Judaica for sale, traditional scribes who write mezuzahs on site, and Jewish entertainers who shared personal stories about their spiritual journeys, contributed to the colorful event. One of the booths, inspired by the comic strip Peanuts, offered visitors “Advice, 5 cents, the Rabbi is in.”

The Jewish Federation and the Hebrew Free Loan and Burial Society are among the organizations who participated at the fair with their own booths.

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