Jewish Center & Federation
of the Twin Tiers
Elmira - Corning - Watkins Glen - Waverly - Sayre
At the Jewish Table

At the Jewish Table is an exhibit inspired by the Elmira Jewish community’s most well-known public event, the Jewish Food Festival.

On the tenth anniversary of the Jewish Food Festival, this exhibit invites you to explore the migration and evolution of Elmira’s Jewish community. Witness its contributions to the city’s commerce, and savor the traditions of the table which have bound Elmira’s Jews together across cultures, congregations, families, and neighborhoods.

The exhibit will run from April through September at the Chemung Valley History Museum, 415 East Water Street, Elmira. There is an opening reception on Thursday, April 26, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., with music by the Cayuga Klezmer Kapelye.

Details of other public events associated with the exhibit will be listed on the museum’s website at

This exhibit is a project of The Folk Arts Program at The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, in partnership with The Chemung County Historical Society, with assistance from Congregation Kol Ami and the Jewish Center and Federation of the Twin Tiers. It is funded by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts. 
—Maria Kennedy