Experience Israel at Israel Fest 2019

Sunday, May 19, 11 am–4 pm
Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus, Virginia Beach

Celebrating Yom HaAtzmaut, Israel’s 71st anniversary, the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC have exciting plans for the annual event that offers opportunities to experience Israel through food, art, music, and activities for all ages. The event is free and open to the community.

  • Shop the shuk (market), filled with a variety of vendors, including authentic Israeli cuisine, art, and jewelry, among other food, drinks, and products available for purchase.
  • Kids will be able to test their skills at a children’s size version of an IDF obstacle course, or bring out their inner Judah Maccabee in a jousting challenge attempting to save Jewish heritage.
  • Children of all ages may ride a camel, visit the Jerusalem Biblical Petting Zoo, dig for artifacts in Be’er Sheva, or take a (virtual) walk through Israel.
  • Special guest and trainer from Israel’s Biggest Loser, Nadav Meirson will lead fitness activities throughout the day including kickboxing and krav maga for both adults and children.
  • Creative activists, Artists 4 Israel will lead a large-scale collaborative community mural project and invite attendees to participate by adding their paint to the collective piece.

Bring neighbors, friends, and family to experience Israel without ever leaving Tidewater.

By Callah Terkeltaub

For more information on Israel Fest, visit JewishVA.org/Israel-Fest or contact Callah Terkeltaub at CTerkeltaub@ujft.org.