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1st Annual River City Kosher BBQ

Sunday, June 25, 2017
11am - 3pm
At Northern Hills Synagogue

Featuring Music by the
Queen City Klezmorim and
The Corncobs

The River City Kosher Barbeque Festival provided a fun day for everyone!  In addition to yummy food like two kinds of beef brisket and grilled chicken, we enjoyed klezmer music (think Eastern European Jewish jazz) by the Queen City Klezmorim and Israeli dancing led by Idit Moss, followed by traditional old-time string band music by the Corncobs.  A Kids Zone with fun games and a bouncy house entertained the children, and adults had a chance to win wonderful prizes in our silent auction. Many people took advantage of the free tours of the synagogue every hour.

All proceeds from the River City Kosher BBQ Festival will support Northern Hills Synagogue and its key community projects: The OTR Soup Kitchen, Ethan Kadish Foundation, The Freestore Foodbank, The Jewish Family Services Food Pantry, and The Interfaith Hospitality Network.

Many thanks to all the NHS volunteers who made this event a success!

Photography by Gayna Bassin, Marv Mandelbaum and Robert Dilgard.

Neil Dubin and Jeff Bassin sold water and soft drinks.

Brisket and chicken with barbecue sauces were available for purchase.

Chicken and hot dogs were available too!

Israeli dancing to music by the Queen City Klezmorim (photo by Marv Mandelbaum).
Israeli dancing to music by the Queen City Klezmorim (photo by Marv Mandelbaum).

The Queen City Klezmorim (photo by Robert Dilgard). Claire Lee (piano), Laura Sabo (clarinet),
Gayna Bassin (violin), and Jerold Kay (drums).

Square dancing to music by the Corncobs.

Free gifts for children 12 and under with a parent under the tent.

Free gifts for children 12 and under with a parent.

Herb and Raye Brass at the Silent Auction table.

Pam Gardner looks over all the auction items.

Karyn Lazear, right, watches as people placed their bids.

Cheryl Bernstein and Matt Lee, NHS President.

Amy Frankel and Judy Miller.

More dancing to the music of the Corncobs.

The Corncobs.

People eating and relaxing.

The food venders and parking lot.

The bouncy fun house.


That was fun!

A photographer took fun souvenir photos!

Last chance for the silent auction.

Lots of people toured the synagogue.

Matt and Claire Lee in the giant chair.

Ben Lee looks at the sun using Keith Bookbinder's telescope, as Barry Wolfson (in apron)
and Henry Fenichel look on.


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