This Sunday, June 9, is the day. Union Market is the place. Noon to 5 is the time. [email protected] is the occasion, and YOU are what’s needed to make it a very special celebration!

Come rain or shine, [email protected] is the place to be this weekend for fun for all ages with food, music, activities, a shuk marketplace and more.

Come by the JFE tent to learn how to make the popular middle-eastern sweet, baklava, and a taste with Chef Paula Shoyer.

Come by the JFE tent to learn how to make the popular middle-eastern sweet baklava with Chef Paula Shoyer at 1:15 pm.

Inside the JFE tent, enjoy a full program of cooking demonstrations, talks and tastings with some of the area’s leading chefs and cookbook authors including Joan Nathan, Paula Shoyer, Beth Kanter and Sheila Kaufman. Stay for the cookbook sale and book signings throughout the day. (See the full schedule at the end of this article.)

Outside of the JFE tent, there’s more great food and drink plus fun activities for all ages. In the Beer and Wine Garden, you will have a chance to taste for the first time in the US three award-winning beers—IPA, Dark Ale and Wheat Ale—from Srigim Craft Brewery in Mateh Yehuda, DC’s Israel partnership region. There will also be Goldstar and wine from boutique wineries in Israel.

An assortment of local restaurants including DGS and Equinox plus seven food trucks will share their kosher and/or vegetarian takes on Israeli festival food.

Stop by The Shuk to take home beautiful work from artisans and the tastes of Israel such as Soom Foods’ tehina and olive oil plus dates from Israeli Harvest. In the family zone, you will find arts and crafts, games, face painting, an “archeological dig” and the PJ Library Book Nook. On the family stage enjoy the always lively Mama Doni Band and Israeli dancing by area students among others.

The main stage will bring to the party the sounds of some of Israel’s best musicians—Mosh Ben Ari, Moshav and Mook E.

For easy access, hop on metro to the NoMa-Gallaudet stop on the red line. A short 10-minute walk or shuttle bus ride will deliver you to all the fun.

Sundays should always be this good!


JFE Tent Full of Flavors

12 Noon
Book Signing with Beth Kanter, Washington, DC Chefs Table

Cooking Demo & Tasting with Leah Hadad, “Yemenite Israeli Food”

Cooking Demo & Tasting with Paula Shoyer, “Israeli Desserts”
Followed by book signing with Paula of The Kosher Baker

Joan Nathan in conversation with Susan Barocas, “The Foods of Israel Today”
Followed by book signing with Joan, The Foods of Israel Today and Jewish Cooking in America

Sheila Kaufman presents “Sephardic Foods in Israel”
Followed by book signing with Sheila, Sephardic Israeli Cuisine

Cooking Demo & Tasting with “Recipe” Rachel Harkham and “Mama” Doni Zasloff Thomas,
Followed by book signing with Rachel and Doni of Get Cooking: A Jewish American Family Cookbook

4:00 pm
Book signing by Abbie Rosner of Breaking Bread in Galilee – A Culinary Journey into the Promised Land