Fellow members of the tribe know there’s never been a better time to be Jewish; it’s among the odd list of things now-sexy, formerly-not (like women over 40, people with glasses, and geeks). Beginning tomorrow and running through Saturday, the Jewlicious Festival at the Alpert JCC in Long Beach promises to be a fantastic celebration of that sexy hipness. Their site explains that the event “unites trend-setters, artists and spirit seekers; Ashkenazim, Sefardim, Persians and Mizrachim; atheists, agnostics, skeptics and believers; designers, activists, jocks, and hipsters.” On the weekend agenda is food (of course), music, presentations (Matisyahu is among the presenters), workshops (including boxing workshops by WBA super welterweight champion Yuri Foreman), comedians, yoga, drum circles, wine, movies, djs… In short, a heck of a lot of fun.
Tickets are reasonably priced and vary according to whether or not you’re a student ($63 for all weekend including meals–what a deal I have for you!) or a young professional ($109 for the weekend) or just want to go to a concert or wine tasting. But be warned weekend tickets are only on sale for a few more hours.