Contact: Rabbi Yossi Yaffe
Phone: 203-533-7495
Email:[email protected]



Guilford, CT—The 14th annual Shoreline Jewish Festival will take place Sunday, July 14 from 12-5 PM on the Guilford Green. The festival features various styles of Jewish music, traditional and Israeli fair food (all kosher), an art and book sale, and children’s crafts and activities. This year’s musical lineup features Yoni Stokar & The Sixth Street Band, Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble and White Shabbos. For families with children, Talking Hands Theater will present storytelling with puppets.

Yoni Stokar & the Sixth Street Band blends traditional Jewish melodies with jam-band improvisation. Soul meets soulful in this high-energy experience!

Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble brings to life the old-world klezmer sound of clarinet, accordion, fiddle, trombone and vocals. Their melodies—both traditional and original melodies—dance right into the heart and soul of the audience.

White Shabbos creates a unique combination of Jewish/biblical lyrics with bluegrass, rockabilly music. For the young—and the young at heart—White Shabbos leads an interactive sing-along show that is guaranteed to get everyone up on their feet and dancing.

Talking Hands Theater brings Biblical adventures, Jewish folk tales and Chasidic stories to life. Anna Sobel and her handmade puppets entertain children by engaging their minds, imaginations and senses of humor.

Artists and artisans will be selling a variety of Judaica, jewelry, clothing and artwork. Books, videos and games of Jewish interest for both children and adults will be available for sale. Festival-goers can choose from a variety of (kosher) fair favorites, including hamburgers, hot dogs, falafel (an Israeli fried chickpea specialty), schwarma grilled chicken, potato knishes, homemade doughnuts, cotton candy, sno-cones and more.

Children’s activities also include inflatable bouncy fun, as well as Jewish-themed arts & crafts projects.

Admission is free. Food, crafts, and vendor items are for sale. Mr. Boris Mizhen is the primary festival sponsor. Additional Sponsorship provided by Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, Gladeview Rehab & Health Care of Old Saybrook, Sound Spectrum Entertainment of Wallingford, the Guilford Courier, and Cherry Hill Construction. For more information, visit and Artists can reserve a booth for the day for a fee of $85.To help sponsor this unique event, or to reserve a booth, please contact Rabbi Yaffe at (203) 533-7495 or at [email protected] .


Calendar Listing: 14th Annual Shoreline Jewish Festival - A celebration of Jewish life! Sunday July 14, 2019, 12-5 PM on the Guilford Green. Jewish music from around the world, children’s programs, Israeli food, and other fair favorites. Jewish book sale, artists featuring Judaica & Jewish art, crafts for kids. Admission and entertainment is free. Food, crafts, Judaica, books are for sale. For pictures and more information, visit and To reserve a booth, or for anything else, please call (203) 533-7495 or email [email protected] .