What you get when three veteran Jewish community activists sit down and finish a bottle of Japanese Single Malt Whiskey.

Late last spring, I sat down with Bill Kaplan, director of the Shalom Institute, and Craig Taubman, impresario, musician, and creator of Friday Night Live, to discuss super-sizing a community harvest celebration that has been going on at Shalom Institute for a many years.

What resulted is one cool new Jewish community event. Collaboration can do those things. We hope that you will be inspired by the idea of a Jewish County Fair as much as we are, and see the possibilities that are endless. Craig and Bill are doing all the heavy lifting, their offices are a non-stop beehive of activity, putting together an event in months that usually takes a year.

This is our BETA year, tickets are practically free, and the event is phenomenal. Spread the word on Facebook!

Come on down to the Jewish County Fair — an Outdoor Community Celebration of Food, Music, Body, Mind, and Spirit. Performances by MOSHAV, Josh Nelson, SoulAviv, Dan Nichols, Michelle Citrin, Robbo, Smooth E and many more. PLUS Authentic Funnel Cakes, fair food, rides, petting zoo, games, wine tasting and more. Tons of activities and entertainment for all ages.

WHEN: Sunday, October 3, 11am—6pm
WHERE The beautiful Shalom Institute, nestled in the picturesque Malibu Hills.
COST: Tickets are $5 in advance, $8 at the door.
More Details and Tickets @ http://jewishcountyfair.com/

Bungee Trampoline — Moonbounce — Hatchet Throwing — Outdoor Cooking — Nature Crafts — Arts & Crafts with Zimmer Childrens’ Museum —Pita Making — Tree Planting — “Jamba Jews” Bike Blender —Shemesh Organic Farm Projects — Nature Hikes — Dunk Tank — Face Painting — Ultimate GaGa Tournament — Animal Education with The Reptile Family — and More!

Sponsors: There are currently 32 event sponsors including JConnect
Major sponsors include The Jewish Community Foundation and the Shalom Institute.
Producers: Craig n Co., Shalom Institute, in partnership with JConnect

What is the Jewish County Fair?
It is a Party with Food and Entertainment. It is a Celebration of the Fall Harvest – It’s a Jewish County Fair with 3000 friends. Who’s at the Jewish County Fair? Everyone: Musicians, Artists, People Who Love Nature, People of the Book. People Who Dance and Dream. Children, Adults, Families. All Walks of Jewish Life. Those looking to Learn and willing to Share. A Jewish event for Everyone.

Who’s performing at the Jewish County Fair?
Moshav, Dan Nichols, Josh Nelson, New Directions, Michelle Citrin, Wellspring, Sam Glaser, Robbo, Cindy Paley, Craig Parks, and much more!

Where is the Jewish County Fair?
At the 135 beautiful wooded acres of the Shalom Institute in Malibu. Click here for directions.

About the author

Rabbi Yonah