Recently, Toronto’s Jewish Community joined and celebrated one of the largest showcases of Jewish music and culture anywhere in the world, at The Ashkenaz Festival in Toronto. “Originally founded as a showcase for Klezmer and Yiddish music and culture” the festival is now “an eclectic showcase of global Jewish art and culture, encompassing not merely the traditions of eastern Europe, but also Sephardic, Mizrachi and Israeli culture, and all manner of cross-cultural fusion.” (Ashkenaz Foundation)
At Good Foot, many of our staff are incredibly involved in their local communities. Alan Bernstein, in particular, happily volunteered for the festival, and wrote a small blog on his experience during the festival.
“On Sunday September 2nd, 2018 and Monday September 3rd , 2018 I volunteered at the Ashkenaz Festival. I was asked to distribute brochures about the festival and also I was asked to save the seats that were for the sponsors at the concert stage. On Monday September 3rd, 2018 I delivered brochures to different people. I was invited to the closing party on Monday September 3rd, 2018. I delivered brochures for 1 week before the festival started around Spadina village.”
Way to go Alan! We can’t wait to hear about your next volunteering adventure.