Dear Friends of the Festival,
While we had hoped to produce a delayed edition of Festival in 2021, the current state of public health makes it impractical to stage the Jewish Heritage Festival this year. It is our sincere hope that the COVID emergency will be past us soon, but with the amount of uncertainty still present, we believe it is in the best interest of Festival performers, sponsors, vendors, attractions, volunteers and guests to postpone the 2021 rescheduled Festival to March 27, 2022.
We want to thank all of our Board members, committee members, volunteers, donors, corporate sponsors, health row sponsors and our Grand Sponsor, the Endowment Fund of the Jewish Federation, for their continuing support in this time of crisis. We have actively planned the upcoming Festival, our 7th biennial festival, for almost 3 years. However, we recognize that previous advice from Governor DeSantis and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control among many others to avoid mass gatherings is still the safest course of action for all concerned.
Given the previous commitments of our venue, our performers, and all of those associated with the Festival, it was determined to keep the Festival as a spring event and we thank The Casements for being able to work with us get our event rescheduled for 2022.
We ask that everyone follow the good advice and precautions outlined by our top health officials and stay safe as together we work through the present events. If you can, please volunteer to assist us as we work towards a successful 2022 Festival.
– Jeffrey Bigman, Chair