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The annual Judafest in Budapest has been a yearly highlight since 2008. Every year, Kazinczy Street, the busiest street in the old Jewish quarter is filled with over 10,000 people, all coming to celebrate Jewish life and culture. The festival lasts for three days and participants can enjoy a range of concerts and musical performances by local talented musicians and international artists. Over the festival weekend, visitors can join guided tours through the historic old Jewish quarter, visit ancient synagogues and museums. Judafest includes a much-enjoyed “Ask the Rabbi” booth that provides answers to questions related to Judaism and Jewish customs. One of the highlights of the event is the annual Fun Run, organized by Maccabi Hungary. The festival also hosts discussions and lectures about Jewish life in Hungary with aims to connect the local Jewish community, increase communal life and to create dialogue with the wider Hungarian population. Cultural significance The festival is run by the Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, which was set up in the 1990s to help unite the Jews of Hungary and rebuild Jewish infrastructure. The event is non-profit and people of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome to come and explore the rich Jewish heritage of Budapest.