Greater Chicago Jewish Festival Goes Virtual on June 7, 2020 AND Goes Live on June 13, 2021!  See Below

Jewish Festival Streaming Channel


On June 7, 2020 at 4:00 we will share 40 Years of the Festival. A virtual Greater Chicago Jewish Festival with great performances from the past 20 Festivals! AND new performances from David Broza and other acts that were planned for this year.

Viewers can also go to Facebook on June 7 at 4:00
Click here for our Facebook Channel.

LIVE 2021

The usual outdoor Festival will be POSTPONED to June 13, 2021 (yes, 6/13).
4 stages, art fair, Kosher food fair, family activities and community hugs will all be part of it.

See you at the Festival!

Michael M. Lorge

Some of those who have appeared on our stages since 1980 include:

  • Theodore Bikel
Crain-Maling Foundation
Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago
Israeli American Counsel
Chicago Jewish Day School
NorthShore University Health System
Double Tree by Hilton
Evanston Subaru
Chicago Israeli Film
Bass Foundation

Maurice S. Surlow Memorial Fund

Joseph & Helene Lachman Foundation

SB Wolf Foundation

The Festival’s budget is raised through foundation grants, corporate sponsorship; private donations, entrance donations and co-sponsoring organizations.  We appreciate donations of all amounts.  Please help.

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The Festival is a community event, not a commercial event.  It is produced by the Jewish Production Organization for Cultural Events and Theater (Jewish P.O.C.E.T.)  The Jewish P.O.C.E.T. is run by an all-volunteer Steering Committee which consists of individuals in all fields necessary to produce the Festival.  All of these funds are treated as “community funds” and are exclusively to produce the Festival and other Jewish music events.