Sababa Jewish Arts & Culture Festival returns in October

Editor’s note: Organizers have postponed the Sababa Jewish Arts & Culture Festival until 2022.

The Jewish Community Center has announced that Sababa, St. Louis’ Jewish Arts & Culture Festival, will be held outdoors on Oct. 10 on the grounds of the J’s Staenberg Family Complex in the Creve Coeur area. 

A partnership between the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and the J, Sababa will showcase the vibrancy of contemporary Jewish culture. Sababa 2021 is free and open to all, regardless of age or faith. The festival will feature visual art exhibitors, culinary experiences, children’s activities and musical performances for all ages.

Three nationally recognized musical groups are confirmed to appear, including: 

• Brothers Lazaroff and their eight-piece band, playing original and eclectic music;

• Sheldon Low, a St. Louis native who is a bright young star in Jewish rock. He and his wife, Hadar Orshalimy, will perform original music for both children and adults; • Six13, an award-winning, six-man a cappella band that has made a splash with their viral videos online.

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Restaurants and caterers from throughout the metropolitan area will offer selections from their menus, with kosher, kosher-friendly and vegetarian offerings widely available.

A family pavilion will offer performances and art activities for younger guests, from bubbles to yoga and children’s performers.

The juried art festival will include works of ceramics, digital art, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metalworks, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and wood.

Additionally, community organizations will have booths creating a “city fair” experience showcasing the vibrancy of the local Jewish community.

Parking will be available on site. 

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