Sustainability is Front and Center at the 2023 Boulder Jewish Festival

The 2023 Boulder Jewish Festival is Sunday, June 4 (11 am – 5 pm) on the Pearl Street Mall in front of the Court House. The festival is a celebration of Jewish arts, culture, music, food, and sunstainability.  Being the longest running culture festival in Boulder, the Boulder Jewish Festival aims to bring the Jewish community together and introduce Jewish culture to the larger community. 

One of the newest features of the 2023 Boulder Jewish Festival is space dedicated to sustainability. “Caring for the environment is an important value to the Boulder JCC ”, says Festival Director Joy Alice Eisenhauer.  “We know that there are many organizations doing interesting work towards sustainability and we wanted to feature them prominently.”

The Sustainability Tent space will highlight local organizations working on sustainability issues and feature sustainable activities for children and snack samples from a local, sustainable grocer.

Featured in the Sustainability Tent:

  • Sustainable Israeli-Palestinian Projects (SIPP) supports projects that engage Israeli and Palestinian communities working to advance common environmental and other interests.  
  • Colorado Jewish Climate Action brings climate action to our community. Program areas include education, advocacy, greening Jewish institutions, and youth empowerment.
  • Milk and Honey Farm is a 2+ acre educational sustainable farm located on the campus of the Boulder JCC. Volunteers help care for and harvest 4,000 lbs of vegetables, most of which are donated to those in need. The Farm is home to a Goat Co-Op where participants care for a small herd of milking goats. The Beekeeper of the Farm will be present to give you the chance to see a beehive up-close, taste delicious honey samples, and see fascinating show and tell items from the hives. 
  • Nude Foods Market is Boulder’s first zero waste grocery store and delivery service. Everything is packaged in returnable, reusable containers that customers bring back for us to wash, sanitize, refill and put back into circulation.

“In addition to learning about sustainability, we want the Boulder Jewish Festival event to be as sustainable as possible. We encourage everyone to bring a reusable water bottle. We will have water coolers sponsored by Eldorado Springs throughout the space for people to fill up their bottles.”

Joy Alice Eisenhauer

The Boulder Jewish Festival is free and open to everyone in the community on the Pearl Street Mall from 11 am – 5 pm on Sunday, June 4.  For more information www.boulderjcc.org/boulderjewishfestival

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