Get Ready for Fun and Jewish Food at the Nashville Jewish Food Festival


By Rachel Clark, Director of Marketing, Gordon JCC 

Join us for the annual Nashville Jewish Food Festival on May 15th.  This year, we're excited to announce that this delicious event will be in collaboration with the Jewish Federation & Jewish Foundation of Nashville & Middle Tennessee’s Israel Celebration!  

The event will feature LIVE music, Israeli snacks, activities for kids and families, "The Bar Mitzvah" Bar area courtesy of NowGen, a babka competition, and of course FOOD (including Kosher options) from some of your favorites. The lineup includes Butcher & Bee, Chef Avi Shemtov, Jewish Cowboy, Upstate Pierogi Co., Crieve Hall Bagels, East Tasty, Louisa Shafia, Sweets Melissa & Sons, with more to come.  

The Nashville Jewish Book Series is thrilled that the final event of the Series will also take place at the festival. Chef Avi Shemtov will be holding a food demo and book signing for his new cookbook Simcha. “We’re so honored to have Avi traveling down for our Series,” says Gordon JCC Adult and Community-Wide Program Director Sharon Benus, “’Simcha’ means ‘joy and celebration’ and food is certainly something we love to celebrate!” Avi will be teaching attendees how to make some of his delicious Israel-inspired mezze, and a Kosher sampling will be available at his booth during the festival. More information about the Nashville Jewish Book Series can be found at  

The Nashville Jewish Food Festival and Israel Celebration will take place on May 15 from 1-4pm at the JCC. The festival is free to attend and open to the public. Food tickets will be available for purchase at the event. Contact for volunteer opportunities, or with any questions. More information can be found at  



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