Israel Fest and the 2nd Annual Celebrate Israel Series at the Simon Family JCC

by | Jun 8, 2015 | Other News

David Broza

David Broza

The 2015 Israel Fest at the Simon Family JCC brought the community together to share in a day of celebration for all things Israeli. From the food and beer, to the activities, band, art and camel rides, the crowd of nearly 1,700 enjoyed a weather-friendly day of varied festivities on the Sandler Family Campus.

Charles Barker Automotive, the major sponsor, supported not only Israel Fest, but all of the JCC’s 2nd Annual Celebrate Israeli series events, of which Israel Fest was the third. This tremendous yearly undertaking requires hours of staff time and depends on dozens of volunteers and the generous support of community donors.

The Celebrate Israel Series began with Gidi Grinstein, who spoke at the JCC on Monday, April 20. National Geographic’s Jerusalem documentary on the Giant Screen Theater at the Virginia Beach Aquarium was the second event on Thursday, April 23. International musician and Israeli song writer David Broza was the final JCC Celebrate Israel Series event. This acclaimed artist performed live at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, May 21.

As Marty Einhorn, president of the Simon Family JCC, introduced David Broza, he said, “The JCC’s Celebrate Israel Series would not be possible without the major support of our lead sponsors, Charles Barker Automotive, the Families of Steven B. Sandler and Art and Annie Sandler, LoanCare (a ServiceLink Company), Ann and Bobby Copeland, ZIM Integrated Shipping Services, and Patricia and Avraham Ashkenazi.” Einhorn also extended thanks to the additional supporters listed below, as well as the community on behalf of the JCC’s board of directors, members and professional staff.

Bronze Sponsors
Beth Sholom Village
Bonnie and David Brand
Helen G. Gifford* Foundation
Harbor Group International
Cindy and Ron Kramer
Palms Associates
S.L. Nusbaum Realty, Co.
Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer, P.C.

Supporting Sponsors
Community Relations Council of the UJFT
Nataly and Seth Fleishman
The Frieden Agency
Marcia Hofheimer
The Klebanoff Family
No Frill Bar and Grill
Terri and Lonny Sarfan

*of blessed memory