The International Jewish performing arts festival in Leeds

Leeds, UK

*** Performers, apply now for the 2014 festival! 29th June – 2nd July 2014 ***

Interested? Please send an email to Ellie Ruhan, Festival Director.

JFest International – Europe’s Leading Jewish Entertainment Showcase

Quality drama, comedy and music from internationally acclaimed performers await you at this year’s JFest International. Now in its 13th Year and unique to Western Europe, Leeds’ annual Jewish Performing arts festival will have you laughing, crying and dancing in the aisles.

Some of this year's featured shows:

A Jew Grows in Brooklyn

A Jew grows in Brooklyn
Jake Ehrenreich - New York

A smash hit in the heart of Broadway, where it played for more than a year and a half, A Jew Grows in Brooklyn is a touching, soulful and hilarious comedy musical.

Kafka and Son

Kafka and Son - Toronto
Thrilling drama

Franz Kafka wrote a 50 page letter to his overbearing father to which he revealed deep connections between his life and his fiction.

Kafka and Son is a blistering, often hilarious, dissection of domestic authority - a revelatory visit with one of the architects of the modern psyche.

Joe Leader

Joe Leader - London
Jazz Sax Sensation

He's back! Jazz sax sensation Joe Leader, returns to JFest with a new 'Smooth Jazz' sound, featuring music from his debut solo album 'Seductive Sax.'

Joe expertly fuses soulful Jazz with R&B, Rock and Pop, to create a thrilling Smooth Jazz performance.


Classic Rock & Rock n' Roll

A fiesta of foot tapping rock 'n' roll and classic rock will have you out of your seat and dancing in the aisles when CHRISTIE perform their greatest hits such as Yellow River, San Bernadino, Man of Many Faces, Iron Horse, Everything ís Gonna Be Alright and many more!