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Start celebrating Israel at 60

Posted by challahbackgirl on January 31, 2008

I told you last year, we love to celebrates Israel’s birthday, and it’s 60th year is no exception. The Bay Area has all kinds of events going on to honor Israel at 60. One such event is coming up in SF in just over a week, see the add below. The next night the Israelity Tour hits SF, celebrating Israel with one of it’s hottest musicians.


Israeli Extravaganza
Saturday, February 9th 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Congregation Beth Israel-Judea
625 Brotherhood Way,
near Highway 280 and Lake Merced,
San Francisco 94132-2992

Israel @ 60Enjoy live Israeli folk music with Achi Ben Shalom, leader of the band
Adama, who is also musical director of the Nigunim choral ensemble and
the East Bay Jewish Folk Chorus. Guided Israeli folk dance instruction
will be provided by Bruce Bierman, artistic director of the Jewish
Dance Theatre. Lyrics to the songs in the first set will be projected
onto a screen so non-dancers can sing along if they like.

In the second music set, experience the new sound of young Israeli
music as performed by the popular Israeli Band Kol Creation, with Lior
Ben-Hur and Yaniv Assouline. You can have a natural henna tattoo
applied by Darcy, of the Henna Lounge, and there will be refreshments,
informational tables, Israeli-made items for sale, and a big raffle
drawing at the end of the evening.

This event in honor of Israel @ 60 is co-sponsored by the Consulate
General of Israel, San Francisco Hillel, the Israel Center of the
Jewish Community Federation, TZAVTA, the Jewish Community Relations
Council, JIMENA, B’nai B’rith and BBYO. Everyone – young and old,
dancers or not — is encouraged to attend. Schmooze, tap your feet to
the music, eat, dance, drink and have a great time at the biggest
community bash we’ve had in a long time!

For more information, contact Sonya Hicks, Chair of Adult Education at
Congregation Beth Israel-Judea (415)678-0327 or go to www.bij.org

Cross-posted from CBDYAG da Blog


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