It’s an Israel-themed Shabbat celebration

by | Apr 3, 2015 | What’s Happening

Friday, April 17, 5:30 pm

The Children and Family Department of the Simon Family JCC and the Young Adult Division of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s first co-sponsored Family Shabbat celebration event of the year will feature Israeli-style food, fun and games at the Simon Family JCC.

Taking place right before Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israel Independence Day, this unique Shabbat dinner will feature candle lighting, Israeli cuisine, crafts and an Israel-themed scavenger hunt.

“Our Family Shabbat programs are always wonderful, but this event will be extra special. We are going to have new activities for the kids, and an Israeli twist on Shabbat dinner fare. This will be fun for the whole family,” reports Melissa Kass, YAD’s Family program chair.

Families are encouraged to register soon, as the event is expected to sell out. Tickets are $10 per adult and $6 per child (ages 3+) ahead of time, and $12 per adult and $8 per child at the door; call 757-321-2338 or visit the Customer Service Desk at the Simon Family JCC to make reservations. Contact Alicia Kraus, program director for the Simon Family JCC at or Amy Weinstein, YAD director for UJFT, at, with questions or inquiries about other family programs.