Sababa festival postponed until 2022 due to COVID-19


Jewish Federation of St. Louis and the J sponsored the Sababa Jewish Arts and Culture Festival on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 at Washington University. Photo: Zach Dalin Photography

ERIC BERGER, Associate Editor

Organizers of Sababa, the Jewish Arts & Culture Festival, have postponed the event until October 2022 because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

This is the second postponement for the festival, which features artists, music and food and was first held in 2018 at Washington University. Organizers heard concerns from vendors, artist,s and volunteers about the state of the pandemic.

“The goal of Sababa is to bring the community together and be as inclusive as possible, and we were anticipating over 3,500 people attending this year.  We just didn’t think we could achieve our goals, even if we employed all the COVID safety protocols,” Judy Kramer, producer of Sababa, stated in a news release. “Of course we’re disappointed – it was shaping up to be an excellent event! But we’ll really be able to hit the ground running next year!”

The event, which is a joint project of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and the St. Louis Jewish Community Center, is tentatively rescheduled for Oct. 23, 2022.


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