Leeds, UK

About JFest

JFest International presents four electrifying days of high quality national and international Jewish related entertainment, eagerly awaited by audiences of thousands.

Staging a number of shows each evening, the Festival celebrates Jewish culture and heritage by offering a rich, diverse showcase for everyone's enjoyment.

Now in its 14th year, this event has become a major cultural event in the city of Leeds. This year celebrates what we have accomplished as a community and what we can look forward to in the future.

Giving the stage to more young individuals than ever, we present a diverse array of extremely talented young musicians and vocalists as well as quality stage and musicals.

From the Festival Director

Ellie Ruhan - Festival Director

Welcome to the 14th JFest International and what promises to be one of the most dynamic line-ups yet.

I'd like to thank our fantastic audiences for their continued support. They have enabled this huge celebration of Jewish entertainment to grow year on year and evolve into the internationally renowned showcase it is today.

Much credit also goes to the Festival volunteers – without them, it simply wouldn't happen!

Whether you're new to the Festival or one of our loyal followers, I hope you enjoy what we have to offer and the Festival's unique friendly atmosphere.

I look forward to seeing you at the theatre.

Ellie Ruhan

JFest International Director – Ellie Ruhan

Festival & Makor Chairman – Stanley Cundle MBE

Makor Cultural Director – Helen Frais

Makor Financial Director – Stella Woolf