It felt like Colorado threw every kind of weather except snow and hail at the Pearl St. Mall Sunday during the 25th Boulder Jewish Festival, but neither rain, wind or hot sun could dissuade the community from enjoying a great festival.
Colorado Governor Jared Polis and his family were out early checking out all of the booths, much to the delight of the many volunteers as well as the festival-goers.
There were a variety of musical acts providing entertainment all day, including Lior Ben-Hur & Sol Tevél from California, Matthew Banks’ Billy Joel Retrospect from Las Vegas and Jacob Spike Kraus from New York. Boulder provided Or Zimrah, Congregation Har HaShem’s house band and Hadgaba.
This year, there were several new food options; Rye Society and Rosenberg’s Bagels from Denver, River and Woods from Boulder, along with perennial favorites Falafel King and KB Kosher Grill. Long lines all day were the norm here — and the food was worth it.
The Festival also honored volunteers from all of its 25 years, including co-founders Cathy Adler z”l and Susan Kramer, long-time director Cheryl Fellows, and more recently retired director Elizabeth Barrekette.