Or Chadash festival to offer kosher food, wine

Congregation Or Chadash will present the fourth Jewish Food Festival and Fun Fair on Sunday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 pm. The festival gives the larger Tucson community the opportunity to try traditional and not-so-traditional Jewish foods in a family-friendly environment. Admission is $4 per person with children under 13 admitted free. A portion of the admission proceeds will benefit Interfaith Community Services.

An array of kosher foods will be offered by Handmaker Catering and 5th St. Deli. Prices range from $3 for a cup of matzah ball soup to $7 for a chicken skewer plate. Other food offerings include a deli corned beef plate, smoked brisket sandwich, pastrami salmon plate and potato pancakes.

Baked goods prepared by members of Congregation Or Chadash will also be sold, along with hot dogs, dill pickles, mint tea and Turkish coffee. Kosher wine will be available for purchase by the glass or by the flight. Beer, soda, coffee and water will also be sold.

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona Chef Jon Wirtis and Rabbi Thomas Louchheim will demonstrate cooking techniques and favorite recipes throughout the festival. Family activities will include a jumping castle, face painting and craft projects. Local artisans and vendors will sell gifts, crafts and handmade items and local choirs and bands will provide entertainment.

The Jewish Food Festival will be held at Congregation Or Chadash, located at 3939 N. Alvernon Way. Complimentary valet parking will be available.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call Or Chadash at 512-8500 or visit tucsonjewishfoodfestival.com. A complete menu can be found on the website.