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Lynchburg event features traditional Jewish food

By Tim Saunders, tsaunders@wdbj7.com
Published On: Nov 06 2013 02:10:38 PM EST
Updated On: Nov 06 2013 11:36:50 PM EST

People in Lynchburg have full bellies tonight after trying out some traditional Jewish cuisine.

LYNCHBURG, Va. -

Traditional Jewish cuisine was on the menu at a large event in Lynchburg.

Agudath Sholom Temple held its annual "Jewish Food Fair" Wednesday afternoon.

Kosher meals ranging from corned beef and pastrami, to home made Falafels and Matzo Ball Soup were all available to try.

A harmonica player was on hand performing live music.

The event started 23 years ago and it's grown ever since, feeding more than 500 people every year.

"We make a lot of food and we serve a lot of food," said Jack Schewel, an organizer of the food fair.  "It's just our chance to get the community over here."

The food fair is a fundraiser for the Agudath Sholom Brotherhood, a men's service organization.