Israel Fest 2019

by | May 3, 2019 | Featured

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

Spring is officially here and that means every weekend is filled with local festivals and outdoor activities. Still, Israel Fest is the one outdoor festival not to miss!

Here are five reasons why Israel Fest is the place to be on Sunday, May 19.

1. The Food

There’s a reason why middle eastern and Mediterranean food is so popular—it’s delicious. Israel Fest will feature local food vendors, authentic Israeli eats, a food truck, Israeli wine and beer, and plenty of Kosher options.

2. The Activities

Children can ride a camel, visit a petting zoo, dig for artifacts, take a (virtual) walk through Israel, test their skills on a children’s sized version of an IDF obstacle course, or bring out their inner Judah Maccabee in a jousting challenge. Real little ones will have a chance at a Diaper Derby through Israel and Israeli arts and crafts. Plus, the trainer of Israel’s Biggest Loser television show, Nadav Meirson, will hold fitness classes throughout the day for children and adults alike, including kick boxing and krav maga.

3. The Shuk

Shop at local and Israeli vendors including art, jewelry, and more.

4. The Education

Learn all about Israel and its culture through Israeli cinema, educational activities, and fun interactive challenges.

5. The Art and Community

Engage with the Tidewater community through a community mural project hosted by international artist group, Artists 4 Israel, an artists’ rights organization that educates and advocates worldwide for Israel and its freedoms. Group founder Craig Dershowitz and his colleagues will lead the creation of a mural at Israel Fest. People of all ages will be invited to participate in spray-painting part of the mural.

Callah Terkeltaub

For more information on Israel Fest or to sign up and volunteer at the festival, visit or contact Callah Terkeltaub at