IT’S not just about the bagels and cheesecake at this year’s Jewish Cultural Street Festival.
The annual In One Voice festival next Sunday will include an impressive concert line up, an art exhibition, craft stalls, community stalls, a bagel-eating competition, a cheesecake bake-off, cooking demonstrations and a traditional egg and spoon race.
Festival Manager Judith Weizman said the March 20 event was promising to be bigger and better this time round.
Ms Weizman said the concert would showcase an “amazing array of talent within the Jewish community”, including the Bashevis Singers (featuring Husky Gawenda) singing Yiddish tunes.
“We’ll also be hearing from Jewku’ladies, a group of women who have taken up the ukulele under the guidance of Karen Feldman, and many, many choirs — some from schools (Sholem Aleichem College, The King David School, Bialik College, and Mt Scopus MC) and others from the community,” she said.
In One Voice, held near the corner of Sinclair and Selwyn streets, Elsternwick, is part of Cultural Diversity Week (March 12-20) and is open to everyone to attend.
“In One Voice brings together the Jewish and wider community, sharing our rich and diverse culture. On stage voices will resonate in English, Yiddish, Hebrew, Ladino and, for the first time, Russian,” Ms Weizman said.