Bring Your Appetite to Kosher Chili Cook-Off

The 21st annual Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-Off is coming up this Sunday. It will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tiferet Israel Congregation. There should be plenty of food, as last year’s edition drew a record 52 teams serving up more than 1,000 gallons of chili — some beef, some vegetarian, but all kosher, meaning it is prepared and supervised to follow orthodox Jewish law.

For the second year, the cook-off will coincide with a food drive benefiting the Jewish Family Service food pantry, an affiliate of the North Texas Food Bank. Tiferet Israel and its next-door neighbor, Royal Lane Baptist Church, are coordinating the food drive. Donations of non-perishable food or money will be accepted at both houses of worship before or on Sunday.

Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for children older than 3. Proceeds will support the Veterans Recovery Center of the Dallas VA Medical Center; Dallas Fighting Maccabees, a Special Olympics team; and Bnai Zion, a supporter of humanitarian projects in Israel and the United States.

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