Sandra Graff

Can Judaism Stay Cool Beyond The Vegas Desert?

TribeFest may not have lured the unaffiliated in big numbers, but it may have helped JFNA leaders seek new connotations for term ‘federation.’

Assistant Managing Editor

Las Vegas — When Sandra Graff attended a “Vodka-Latke” social event sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara (Calif.) last Chanukah, she submitted her e-mail address for updates on future events.

A few months later Graff, 32, found herself in Las Vegas, one of 1,200 young Jews to gather for TribeFest, three days of entertainment, socializing and discussions intended to cultivate better Jewish engagement among people of her generation.

The world music group Yemen Blues performing this week at TribeFest. Saul Sudin
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