Bollywood Meets Borscht Belt —
August 6, 2020

Bollywood Meets Borscht Belt

Hindu Charities for America and the Austin Jewish Community are coming together for the seventh annual Bollywood Meets Borscht Belt on Sunday, April 7 from 4 – 7 p.m. This multicultural event provides an evening filled with fun, food and entertainment—all for a noble cause.

This year, the audience will enjoy Dances of India, featuring a showcase of various regional performances. Attendees will savor a wide array of local Indian vegetarian culinary delights,  Jewish desserts and chai tea.

All event proceeds will benefit homeless children in the Austin area so they can receive school supplies for the upcoming school year.

Two sponsorship levels are available. A $200 sponsorship includes two tickets, organization or individual’s name in the program, and online marketing via email, website and Facebook. A $500 sponsorship will provide a reserved table for 10 people—bring your friends, family, colleagues, and customers— as well as listing in the program materials.

HC4A was founded in 2010 and was conceived for the purpose of providing communities across the U.S. an opportunity to serve where they live. Since 2010, it has been serving the Austin metro area with donations of school supplies to homeless children in Austin. HC4A’s mission is to bridge income disparity through education.

In March, as part of its mission to give back to local communities, HC4A awarded a total of $105,000 in vocational training scholarship checks benefitting economically disadvantaged students at Austin Community College, Independent School Districts in Manor, Austin, Hutto and Florence, Capital Idea, Central Texas Veterans, PelotonU, Apoyando a nn Angel and other organizations. This award is one of the largest amounts raised by an Asian American group for scholarships in Austin, and will provide $500 and $1,000 vocational tuition awards for students seeking vocational training to develop skills leading to job and career opportunities.

Bollywood Meets Borscht Belt will be held at JCC Community Hall, located at 7300 Hart Lane. Tickets are free for kids under 6-years old, $10 for kids ages 6-12 and $30 for adults—price includes dinner and entertainment. Festive Indian attire is encouraged. For ticket purchase and more information, visit or email

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Merideth is a music writer who has covered bands from her hometown in Colorado to London to Bangkok to Shanghai and finally back to Austin. Led Zeppelin changed her life. So did Dolly Parton. You can read her music reviews at

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