Mark Your Calendars for the Hottest Kosher Event of the Year, the Totally Kosher Rib Burn Off (RBO)!

Join us on Monday, September 2 from 12 noon – 4:00 pm,
in Gross Schechter Day School’s parking lot,
for the 27th Annual Totally Kosher Rib Burn Off!

Event Information

When: Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2019
Time: 12 noon-4pm
Where: Gross Schechter Day School’s parking lot
Cost: Free Admission

The Totally Kosher Rib Burn Off is Cleveland’s hottest kosher event and a Labor Day staple. How do we know? Each year, more 3000 people attend this afternoon of fun, games, music and fabulous FOOD! Enjoy an afternoon of delicious selections of kosher food items, fresh produce, a video game truck, face painting, balloon twisting and so much more for the entire family!

Compete in our Rib Competition!

Grab your friends, family and coworkers and your favorite Rib Recipe and compete with more than 15 other teams for the coveted Grill Master title and Trophy!

YOU organize your team (4-8 people) with an appointed leader and get them to the event on Labor Day, Monday, September 2nd.

YOU prepare the ribs in Schechter’s kosher facilities…and have a great time competing while promoting your organization or business and supporting the Cleveland Jewish community!

YOU bring a 10×10 pop-up tent and your banner


WE supply all ribs, grills, charcoal, tables, cutting boards and other needed accouterments.

WE provide team orientation prior to the event.

WE guarantee a fun-filled afternoon with more than 3,000 people.

WE promise to get great exposure for your organization or business.

WE pray for good weather and very few bees (you can help with that too!).


REGISTER ONLINE HERE or CLICK HERE to download a printable registration form.

PLEASE SEND completed Registration form to: Gross Schechter Rib Burn Off, 27601 Fairmount Blvd., Pepper Pike, Ohio 441214 or email it to

ENCLOSE $450 fee per team, payable to Gross Schechter Day School by July 1, 2019 ($500 after July 2).


Ben Christ: 216-763-1400 x410 or

Sponsor the RBO!

Looking for a great way to market your business or organization to thousands of people while supporting a great cause? We invite you to sponsor the 2018 RBO garnering good will and significant visibility within the Cleveland Jewish Community for your company while making a huge impact on Gross Schechter’s outstanding educational program.

Publicity including print and electronic media, signage, news releases, public service announcements and social media opportunities begins mid-summer. We hope you will consider one of the different levels of participation listed below.

HEAD HONCHO ($10,000- Title Sponsorship)


RANCH HAND ($2,500)

COW HAND ($1,500)

*For a full list of Sponsorship opportunities and details please CLICK HERE


Let us customize a package that meets your needs. Contact: Ben Christ at or 216-763-1400 x410.

Become a RBO Vendor

Are you looking for an opportunity to:

Showcase and sell your products
Raise visibility of your business
Reach new customers
Be a part of the summer’s LARGEST event in the Jewish Community (3,000 attendees!)

Bring your merchandise, 10×10 pop up tent, and your signage!

Reserve your spot TODAY in the Vendor Fair at the 27TH Annual Totally Kosher Rib Burn Off

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER online or CLICK HERE to download a printable registration form. 

PLEASE SEND completed Registration form to: Gross Schechter Rib Burn Off, 27601 Fairmount Blvd., Pepper Pike, Ohio 441214 or email it to

ENCLOSE $250 fee , payable to Gross Schechter Day School

RBO Silent Auction and Raffle

We are excited to announce a silent auction and 50/50 raffle this year.  Raffle tickets will be sold at the event.  Check back soon for a list of our auction items!

RBO 4-on-4 Basketball Tourney!

We are excited to announce the first ever Totally Kosher Rib Burn Off 4-on-4 Basketball Tourney!  This one day only tournament will take place on Labor Day during the RBO!  Bring three friends and your A game to try and be the best ballers at the Burn Off!  Here are the details:

Start Time       –  Between 9:00 and 10:00 AM
Finish Time     –  12:00 PM
Game Style     –  4 v 4 full court (1 sub allowed but not required)
Scoring            –   2’s and 3’s , first team to score 21 wins
Tournament     –   Will be a bracket style DOUBLE elimination tourney, with a winners bracket and a loser’s bracket.
Cost                 –  Team entries will be $100
Ref                   –  There will be 1 paid official
Winning Team  –  Will receive a prize (TBD).

Here are all the different ways to participate!

Check out our photo gallery of RBO’s past!