2017 Israel Fest brings Israeli Culture to Tidewater

by | Apr 14, 2017 | What’s Happening

Sunday, April 30
11 am–4 pm
Simon Family JCC

The Simon Family Jewish Community Center’s largest celebration, Israel Fest, honors Israel’s 69th Independence Day. This annual festival offers the chance to experience some of the diverse culinary, cultural, and artistic gifts of Israel without leaving Tidewater.

A day dedicated to Israel and fun, there’s bound to be at least something to eat, something to do, something to purchase, something to watch that will captivate every age and every interest.

A giant tent will house a selection of freshly prepared Israeli food by gourmet chefs of Puzzle Israel, Guy Marom and Nir Margalith, as well as other food and beverage contributions offered by local synagogues and temples. Israeli beers will also be available to quench thirsts.

Visitors will be able to explore a class of Israeli karate (Krav Maga), run an obstacle course designed by Friends of the Israeli Defense Force, or captain an Elite Fleet remote controlled model ship. Camel rides, inflatables, a petting zoo, Israeli music, as well as crafts and jewelry by local artisans will add to the festivities of this family-friendly event.

Marty Einhorn of Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer, P.C., who generously supports Israel Fest, says, “Alvin, Jeff, and I have had the pleasure of going to Israel and are excited to celebrate with the entire community. This event offers visitors an opportunity to explore Israeli culture with great food and family activities. It is an honor to sponsor the Simon Family JCC’s Israel Fest.”

All ages and religious affiliations are invited to attend this uplifting family-fun day to celebrate #withIsrael, Israel’s birthday.

This event is presented by Charles Barker Automotive, Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer, P.C. and WealthQuest Financial Services. The festival is free and open to the public, but food and some activities require tickets that can be purchased at the event. For more information, visit www.simonfamilyjcc.org/israelfest.