Noshfest: More Than Just Good Eats

Noshfest: More Than Just Good Eats

Temple Kol Emeth hosts another year of fun food, family time and live entertainment.

Professional eater Brandon Clark won the Bagel Eating Contest with seven bagels in five minutes.
Professional eater Brandon Clark won the Bagel Eating Contest with seven bagels in five minutes.

More than 5,000 people came for a bite and a nibble at Temple Kol Emeth’s eighth-annual Noshfest over the Labor Day weekend.

Dale Jacoby and Sarah Thalheimer, Noshfest co-chairs, are sisters who grew up at Temple Kol Emeth. Their parents were among the first members, and were active on committees and the synagogue board.

The two-day event featured 55 vendors and included samples of Jewish and ethnic foods, crafts, gifts, interactive exhibits, a kids’ zone with inflatables, games, face painting and a petting zoo along with dancing and entertainment.

Cody, Joshua and Rebkah Cipolla took a cool ride in the shade of their Radio Flyer during Noshfest. Rebekah had her face painted at the festival.

The Alex Guthrie Band performed on Sunday, following a Bagel Eating Contest that pitted six contestants against each other in a battle of carb-loading and expanding waistlines. Brandon Clark, “Da Garbage Disposal,” a professional eater from Chicago, won the contest by snarfing down seven bagels in five minutes. He beat the previous record of five bagels.

Andi and Ella Thalheimer, third-generation members of Temple Kol Emeth, enjoyed the petting zoo.

Noshfest celebrates Jewish food and culture by showcasing delicacies and activities unique to the Jewish heritage. The event brings together members of Cobb County’s diverse community for the two-day festival in the parking lot of the Marietta synagogue, which also included a tour of its sanctuary for anyone interested.

Robert Wilson, Druw Biello, Ethan Wilson and Alonzo Lestage volunteered during morning set up of the festival.
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