This Sunday, June 19, the Quarry Lake Spring Festival, an annual celebration of Jewish heritage, will take place at Quarry Lake in Greenspring from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The festival, sponsored by Sol Levinson & Bros. and Woodholme Gardens, will feature Klezmer music, kosher food, book signings by local authors and a shofar blowing among other activities for kids.
Jay Harris, the festival coordinator, began the annual celebration after his son suggested the idea.
“My son said to me, ‘There hasn’t been a Jewish festival here for years. Why don’t you do one at the quarry?’” said Harris, who started running the festival 10 years ago. “So that’s what I did. I love having a festival, and I love having a good time.”
This year’s festival has 80 vendors scheduled to attend.
Proceeds will benefit the Jewish Caring Network, a Baltimore-based nonprofit dedicated to providing support services to families facing life-threatening, lifelong or serious illnesses.