Rain Fails to Dampen Boulder Jewish Festival Spirits, Attendance

The 2023 Boulder Jewish Festival lived up to its “Rain or Shine” reputation Sunday as over an inch of rain fell on the Pearl St. Mall during the Festival. But, while the crowd was slow to build, the afternoon brought dry spells that proved to be busy for the Jewish organizations arrayed on the Courthouse Lawn.

This year, the Festival organizers moved the main stage back to the Mall, and with a powerful line up of musical acts, headlined by Israeli artist, Gili Yalo, there were many willing dancers in the rain.

Festival Headliner Gili Yalo

One advantage to rainy festival days is that those who do come out tend to spend more time under the various tents, talking to the volunteers from the many organizations represented, and the other festival-goers, thereby increasing the sense of community that is a big reason the festival is held each year. Despite taking off 2020 and 2021 for the pandemic, the Boulder Jewish Festival has been doing that now for 27 annual iterations since 1995.

Rainy weather encourages in tents conversations

Here is the link to our full album of pictures.

About David Fellows

I've been writing things since grammar school, and served as a writer, photographer and/or an editor on my junior high and high school newspapers; the Daily Trojan at USC (where I earned my journalism degree); the student newspaper at the Anderson School at UCLA (where I earned my MBA); and written and edited countless business documents and presentations in the ensuing twenty years. I've been involved Jewishly since my bris and in Boulder since 1995. I'm married to my Executive Director Cheryl, and we have two children, Lauren and Ethan.

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