All members of community needed for creation of large human Israeli Flag at Israel Fest

by | Mar 2, 2018 | What’s Happening

Sunday, April 22, 11 am–4 pm

Israel only turns 70 once.

That’s why organizers of Israel Fest at the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus are working to make this year’s event one of the most memorable ever—and they need help!

How? With authentic Israeli food and music, shopping, family activities, and more, along with a community-wide project that will demand everyone’s attendance.

At Israel Fest, on a field behind the Simon Family JCC, the community plans to create perhaps the largest human flag of Israel in the area, if not the nation’s, history.

Dimensions and other details are being worked out now, but the most important element is YOU. Bring everyone and be ready to stand together with family, friends, and neighbors of all faiths, to hold up your share of blue and white (which will be provided) to be a part of a large community photo and video sharing with the world, just how much Israel means to Tidewater.

What happens to the image? It becomes Tidewater’s signature salute to the Jewish State on its 70th Anniversary.

For more information about Israel Fest, including volunteer opportunities, vendor applications, or other ways to get involved with this big celebration of Israel’s 70th anniversary, contact Melissa Eichelbaum, Simon Family JCC program associate, at 321-2304 or

– Joel Rubin