Temple Beth Or in Montgomery kicked off the season of Jewish food on Feb. 27 with its annual Jewish Food Festival. With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, corned beef luncheons and other similar events are being planned across the region.
Hebrew Union Congregation in Greenville planned its annual corned beef luncheon for March 3, and Temple Sinai in Lake Charles is holding its sale on March 14.
Gemiluth Chassodim in Alexandria will hold its corned beef sale on March 15. In addition to the sandwiches, tickets are being sold for cheese pies.
Springhill Avenue Temple in Mobile holds its annual corned beef luncheon on March 17. Box lunches are $10, prepaid only, with reservations requested by March 10. Orders can be picked up from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and delivery is available for 10 boxes or more.
On March 23, the Sisterhood of Beth Israel in Jackson holds its 44th annual Bazaar, a celebration of Jewish food that draws hundreds every year. The bazaar also includes a silent auction and white elephant sale.
Beth Shalom in Baton Rouge will hold its corned beef sale from April 10 to 12, with a sandwich-making party on April 9 at 7 p.m. Lunches will be available for pickup on April 10, and for delivery on April 11 and 12.
Temple Emanu-El in Dothan will hold its annual Deli Day on April 28. Last year, the small congregation sold almost 1250 lunches.
On May 15, Birmingham’s Temple Beth-El will host the second annual Kosher Barbecue Contest. Already, 25 teams have signed up for the competition. Events will be open to the community from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.