ShalomFest'12 Releases Schedule of Events for April 15

April 4, 2012

GREENVILLE, SC – April 4, 2012 – ShalomFest’12—the Upstate’s only Jewish cultural and food festival, scheduled for Sunday, April 15th—has expanded its cultural events and food offerings for the free public event.

This year’s festival, to be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (rain or shine) at Temple of Israel’s campus (400 Spring Forest Drive, off Haywood Road), offers something for everyone, including presentations on the comparisons between Judaism, Christianity and Islam; discussions about women in the bible; and tours of the Temple’s sanctuary and its symbols. In addition, new events showcase fun Jewish cooking demonstrations and a special presentation on Kristallnacht, an atrocity that led to the Holocaust.

There will be a Jewish wedding ceremony, a Bar Mitzvah, a Jewish baby naming and a Passover Seder. Families with young children will appreciate the storytelling and face painting, as well as jewelry making and writing of their names in Hebrew. Many of the events will be presented at multiple times throughout the day. ShalomFest’12 is free and open to the public. For a complete schedule of events, please visit

New additions to ShalomFest’12 Jewish food delicacies include mini potato knishes and blintzes, complementing favorites such as matzoh ball soup, brisket and corned beef sandwiches. And festival goes will love the pastries: hamantaschen, rugelach, strudel and honey cakes. Food items are offered for sale at the event.