This year's sixth annual event, which took place last month, was a bid by the JDC to establish camaraderie and solidarity amongst Hungarian Jews, as apparently only 15% of the Jewish community there is 'active' within the community.
Judafest, a series of culture, music, theatre, and applied arts, aims to build a "Jewish experience" in Budapest, and give an opportunity for the Jewish community to network, establish friends, and learn about their Jewish heritage.
And how else to bring a group of Jews together than with a seven-foot-tall (2-meter) homemade kosher sandwich?
This year's event reportedly featured a 50-pound (23-kilogram) sandwich, which organizers on Facebook claimed they were constructing in an attempt to create the world's tallest kosher sandwich.
Guiness reports that the tallest non-kosher sandwich was made in 2007 in India, measuring at 50 feet (15 meters), and containing 100 pounds (45 kilograms) of cucumber, 88 pounds (40 kilograms) of meet, 55 pounds (25 kilograms) of fish and 330 pounds (150 kilograms) of butter. They have no reports on the world's tallest kosher sandwich at this point.
In addition to assembling the sandwich, participants at the event also participated in a cookie-baking contest, though there's no word on whether organizers were planning on creating the world's largest kosher cookie.
Participants at Judafest were also invited to watch Jewish films, particularly ones directed by notable Jewish director Woody Allen.
Reprinted with permission from Shalom Life