This summer, St. Charles County will celebrate its diversity at the third annual music and cultural event, the St. Charles Jewish Festival. The festival will offer a unique recognition of the music, traditions and foods that Jewish people celebrate and enjoy. The festival will be held Sunday, August 13 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

The music portion of the festival will be headlined by "Boruch Sholom." His song lyrics, both English and Hebrew, will bring an upbeat message of love and joy. The festival will also include family entertainment and traditional Jewish foods, including kosher BBQ. Admission, music, and kids activities will be at no charge. The food will be for sale.

According to the most recent community study, there are nearly 6,000 Jews in St. Charles County and 41 percent of Jewish households in the County have at least one child living at home. The St. Charles Jewish Festival was born in 2019, when Chabad gathered a group of about 100 people in a nearby park. Organizers saw potential to build on its success and decided to make the festival a much larger, open-to-all, community-wide event. More than 2,000 people participated in last year's festival.