After losing two years to pandemic safety, the Boulder Jewish Festival re-emerged on Sunday, June 12 to much relief and acclaim. Sharing the day with Boulder Pride Fest at Central Park, there seemed to be quite a bit of cross-flow, and the Jewish Festival participants made sure everyone felt welcome on the Courthouse Lawn.
Roughly 25 community organizations, 11 artists, 11 food vendors and eight Main Stage acts provided plenty to do for thousands of visitors to the Courthouse Lawn, Pearl Street and 14th Street, while the weather did its usual Colorado June Swing: from hot sun to rain showers and back again, in several cycles.
Attendees seemed eager to connect in person once again, and shmooze with friends old and new, in booths as well as on the paths and the mall. Rain didn’t seem to dampen anyone’s enthusiasm for being out and enjoying the day.
The Boulder Jewish Community Center assembled a great team of volunteers, both the planning committee and a legion of day-of helpers that put on a great, smooth event — despite the fact that none of the committee had been to any of the prior 25 festivals.
A great big thank you to all the volunteers: Joyce Laiserin, Roz Zeitz, Andy Miro, Don Liss, Ellice Liss, Susan Egolf, Rasheeq Jahan, Beth McLennen, Wendy Glick, Terri Miro, Sheldon Sands, Ellen Kort, and Linda Salvay. Another big thank you to the Boulder JCC staff involved: Joy Alice Eisenhauer, Shari Blake Schnee, Jodi Zicklin, Maya Harvey, Sophie Glickman, and Nancy Lipsey.