Albuquerque's Jewish community preps for 'Nosh Fest' | KOB 4

Albuquerque's Jewish community preps for 'Nosh Fest'

Morgan Aguilar
January 12, 2018 05:37 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Albuquerque's Jewish Community Center (JCC) saw some scary moments IN 2017. They experienced two bomb threats, and a rise in anti-Semitic incidents nationally according to the Anti-Defamation League.


"We got stronger as a result of some of the hate that got expressed around the country and around the globe last year," said Dave Simon, Executive Director of the JCC.

Simon says instead of letting the hate bring them down, they’re choosing to celebrate what makes them unique.

"Bringing delicious Jewish food to our friends and neighbors in Albuquerque is one of the best ways we can be positive and celebrate, you know, our heritage," said Simon.

Preparations are already underway for the first-ever Albuquerque Nosh Fest.

"So many people either grew up with Jewish food or maybe had friends or neighbors who fed it to them and people just love the sweet and savory foods of Jewish cooking," said Simon.

There has never been a Jewish food festival in Albuquerque before, and Simon says it’s a great opportunity for everyone to learn more about Jewish cooking and culture.

Nosh Fest is at the Embassy Suites Hotel on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. They’ll have dishes from several local restaurants and chefs, and a “Latke and Vodka” tasting room.

"Four different latkes with 20 different toppings and 12 vodkas," said Simon.

Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door, and food tickets will be sold in packs of five for $5.

"I would just recommend that everybody come hungry," said Simon.

For more information, click here:


Morgan Aguilar

Copyright 2018 KOB-TV LLC, a Hubbard Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved



Relay Media Amp



UNM Board of Regents unanimously approves recommendation to cut four sports

Family, friends remember woman who died in hit-and-run crash

Couple accused of abusing three children

Bear runs across busy street in Santa Fe

UNM beach volleyball players plan to fight for team