Jewish Heritage Night at the Lehigh Valley IronPigs is back again. Jewish Day School kids will sing “Hatikva” before the game and kosher food will be served when the Philadelphia Phillies’ Triple-A affiliate plays the Toledo Mud Hens on Tuesday, June 13.
Admission includes a Jewish Heritage Night cap or backpack made especially for this occasion. Glatt kosher hot dogs will be available.
First pitch is 7:05 p.m., but get there early for the pregame festivities; doors open at 6. Community members will be among those lining up at the mound to throw the game’s “first pitch” (i.e., there are lots of “first” pitches). The JDS kids will assemble at home plate to sing Jewish songs, leading up to the Israeli national anthem.
“A classic returns, bringing together America’s two favorite pastimes: watching baseball and eating hot dogs,” said Aaron Gorodzinsky, director of campaign and security planning for the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley, sponsor of the event. “It’s a rare opportunity for members of our Jewish community to be able to attend a game and have a kosher hot dog.”
$22 tickets include a field-level seat, a voucher for a glatt kosher hot dog certified by the Lehigh Valley Kashrut Commission, and a Jewish Heritage Night backpack or hat; $16 tickets include a field-level seat, a $2 ballpark credit, and a backpack or hat. (Please, no mixing of different-price tickets within a family.)
Most Lehigh Valley synagogues are selling the tickets, as are the JCC and JDS. Or you can buy them at jewishlehighvalley.org/calendar.