Message From the Festival Chair

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Dear Friends of the Festival,

In direct response to the national emergency created by the coronavirus pandemic, and our concerns for the well-being of our participants and attendees, the Jewish Heritage Festival Board has made the very difficult decision to postpone the scheduled Festival from March 29, 2020 to April 25, 2021.

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 2 years. However, we recognize that the advice from Governor DeSantis and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control among many others to avoid mass gatherings over the next 30 days is prudent advice in the face of a pandemic.

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 quickly get our event rescheduled for 2021.

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 2021 Festival.

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– Jeffrey Bigman, Chair