Save the date to celebrate Israel at Israel Fest 2019

by | Apr 5, 2019 | What’s Happening

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

This year’s Israel Fest will offer even more ways to experience and celebrate the State of Israel…without leaving Tidewater. Families can visit Tidewater’s own Jerusalem Biblical Zoo and compete in a scavenger hunt; adults can sample kosher wine and beer with friends; and everyone can enjoy Israeli food, and shop the shuk.

Join JFit and Israel’s Biggest Loser trainer for fitness classes

Nadav Meirson, seven-time Israeli Karate champion, trainer on Biggest Loser Israel, lifestyle coach, and entrepreneur, will lead fitness activities throughout the day. After serving as a coach on the popular television program and owning the Tel Aviv-based fitness club chain, Pure, Meirson now conducts programs for corporations and organizations in which people are trained for a healthy way of life.

Create a mural with friends

Participate in a collaborative art project with world renowned artists collective, Artists 4 Israel, an organization that educates and advocates worldwide for Israel and its freedoms through photography, graffiti, theater, fine arts, music, and other mediums. Craig Dershowitz, founder of Artists 4 Israel, and some of his colleagues will guide the community in creating a mural.

People of all ages will be invited to participate in painting, as well as to learn from Artists 4 Israel’s visiting artists from around the globe, about their personal experiences in Israel.

Sell goods at the shuk

Vendor applications are available at

A 10‑by‑10‑foot booth for nonprofits costs $100 and $150 for profit vendors. Grab a spot soon, as the application deadline has been extended to Friday, April 12.


A wide array of volunteer opportunities are available. Greet friends, sell wine, help with the archeological dig in Beer Sheva, or share details of the scavenger hunt through Israel. Sign up and help the community celebrate Israel at

Callah Terkeltaub

For more information on the festival, visit or contact Callah Terkeltau, Arts + Ideas manager, at or 757-321-2331.