Feeding Families, Changing Lives

The Lehigh Valley has missed out on many beloved festivals this year, but we've got a new one you don't want to miss!


November 8, 2020


All-Day Virtual Food Festival

Food Pantry Throwdown LIVE on Zoom

One-of-a-kind Cookbook with Local Recipes

Proceeds Benefit the JFS Community Food Pantry


Now more than ever, as folks are suffering hardship in the face of COVID-19, join JFS in our mission to nourish the most vulnerable in our community.

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Join us from the comfort of your own home for this unique, fun-filled online event on Sunday, November 8, with videos streaming on our Facebook page and this website all day leading up to the BIG EVENT.

The Food Pantry Throwdown


Watch LIVE on Zoom at 4:00 p.m. as cooks from across the Lehigh Valley show off their talents to make their best dishes with items from our Community Food Pantry. Admission available with any of our sponsorship packages.

We Need Your Recipes for Our Cookbook!


Each participant will receive a copy of The Great JFS FoodFestFaire Cookbook: Feeding Families, Changing Lives (cookbooks also available for purchase separately). All are welcome to submit a favorite recipe (vegetarian/dairy only, please!). The deadline to submit recipes is Sept. 23.

Sponsorship Opportunities


We will be featuring our sponsors all day long! Want to have your company or favorite recipe featured in one of our videos, place an ad in our cookbook or attend our event? Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities. Your support will benefit the JFS Community Food Pantry, which serves both Jews and non-Jews in the 18104 area. It will also fund Mazel Meals, a program which delivers homemade kosher meals to older adults in the Lehigh Valley. Sign up online or call 610-821-8722 to learn more. Sponsorship deadline Sept. 30.

The Great JFS FoodFestFaire Co-Chairs

Marcia Berkow
Susan Sosnow

The Great JFS FoodFestFaire Committee

Tama Lee Barsky Phyllis Perkin Amy Buchanan, Staff Liaison
Wendy Born Robin Rosenau Phyllis Kaufman, Staff Liaison
Roberta Gaines Naomi Schachter Rachel Shurman, Staff Liaison
Chelsea Karp Lorrie Scherline  
Pam Lott Carah Tenzer  
Melanie May Carol Wilson  
Judy Murman Leon Zoller  
Audrey Nolte