Shalom Lake Norman Festival returning in September
by Staff Writer
The Jewish Council of Lake Norman, which consists of Beth Shalom of Lake Norman, Lake Norman Jewish Congregation, Congregation Emanuel of Statesville, Chavurah and Hadassah, sponsor the festival, with support from the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte.
The festival provides an afternoon of family fun, and this year, the Jewish organizations plan more entertainment for adults and children, more vendors and more food choices.
Featured entertainers include the Baal Shem Tones, who are wife-and-husband Helene and Michael Kates, and Batsheva.
The Kates co-write most of their material, which is described as “a tightly crafted style of pop-influenced Americana,” which is “100 percent American and 100 percent Jewish.”
Batsheva is a singer, songwriter, musician, and comedy writer who sings in Ladino, Yiddish, Hebrew and English. She has performed in Israel, Canada, Australia and the U.S. Her “Song of Remembrance” is part of the official archives of Yad Va Shem, the Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Authority.
The festival will offer off-site parking with free transportation to and from the park.