Coming up: Israel@70!

by | Mar 2, 2018 | What’s Happening

United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Virginia Arts Festival present a live multimedia event featuring

Israel Story
Sunday, April 15, 7:30 pm, the Gallery at Waterside
Tickets: $35

Israel Story, the award-winning radio show and podcast, kicks off it’s U.S. tour and debuts a brand new multi-sensory live show celebrating Israel’s 70th anniversary.

Mixtape—The Stories Behind Israel’s Ultimate Playlist—explores seven decades of Israeli stories and songs, in celebration of the nation’s milestone birthday. Mishy Harman and his friends will take the audience behind the scenes of some of Israel’s most iconic (and obscure) songs as they unpack the dramas, complexities, social tensions, and humor of life in Israel.

In a magical blend of live storytelling, music, and dance, along with video and art, all 11 members of Israel’s most popular podcast bring to life the stories of regular and irregular Israelis—illustrating the ethnic diversity, shared and differing beliefs, and contrasting ideas which comprise Israel’s cosmopolitan, chutzpa-filled, old and new society.

Prepare for an unforgettable, fun evening of phenomenal stories told through Israeli tunes. And, more than anything else, experience the surprising brand of Israel story which has millions of devoted listeners around the globe, and what public radio icon Ira Glass calls “the Israeli ‘This American Life.’”

For more information, contact Melissa Eichelbaum at or 757-321-2304.

Simon Family JCC and the Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, along with community partners, present

Israel Today@70 with Eyal Rob
Screenwriting professor by day, Tel Aviv DJ by night

Thursday, April 19, 6:30 pm, Congregation Beth El
From Holy Land to Club Land: The Evolution of Israel through Music

Celebrate Yom Ha’Atzmaut with the co-founder of Israel’s first music television channel, Israeli journalist and culture critic, Eyal Rob as he brings the Tel Aviv music scene to Tidewater, reflecting the Jewish nation’s songs through wars, peace, struggle, and hope, combining his unique style for an interactive Yom Ha’Atzmaut celebration for all ages.

Minimal ticket cost to cover food.

For information or RSVP, visit, or contact Melissa Eichelbaum at or 757-321-2304.

The Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, the Simon Family JCC , and community partners present:

Israel Fest, A community-wide celebration of the State of Israel
Sunday, April 22, 11 am–4 pm
Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus

Celebrating Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s 70th birthday, experience Israel through art, education, culture, food, and entertainment. Activities for all ages.

Free and open to the entire community.

(Tickets required for some experiences and food.)

For information, contact Melissa Eichelbaum at or 757-321-2304.