The annual celebration of music, food and fun will return to the area on Sunday as B’nai Tikvah's Rejoice and Rebuild Festival returns.
All are welcome at the festival, which offers plenty of music, games for kids, a vendor fair and much more. The event added a charitable component this year to help victims of Superstorm Sandy throughout the state.
B’nai Tikvah will host the New Jersey Blood Services Bloodmobile at the festival. There will also be a collection of canned foods for area food banks, cleaning supplies, diapers, batteries and blankets. The Jewish Federation of Greater Middlesex County will also be present to collect financial contributions.
"The purpose of this is neighbors helping neighbors," said volunteer Aaron Rosloff. "This is not a religious event, it's open to everybody and there is no charge."
The festival features music by Ellen Allard, Soulfarm, The Afro-Semitic Experience and The Sons of Tikvah Band.
"We have four bands with a very eclectic sound, in addition to great food and service organizations on hand to talk to people," said Cantor Bruce Rockman.
For kids there are huge bounce and jump amusements, as well as soccer with Rovers Soccer. Classical Caterers will sell Glatt Kosher festival delicacies, in addition to hamburgers, hot dogs, corned beef and more.
"We really want everybody to come out for a great time with free admission," Rockman said. "They can also buy gifts at our vendors fair and there will be plenty of festival-style foods. It's going to be a really fun and energizing day."
The festival, which is supported by a grant from the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission, will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2 from noon to 6 p.m. at B’nai Tikvah, located at 1001 Finnegans Lane in North Brunswick.
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