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Celebrate Israel in the Gardens and Beyond

Posted by Oyster on May 23, 2010

Israel Center

Israel in the Gardens is only a few weeks away and we could not be more excited for this year’s Israel Celebration. T-SLAM will headline the show which is sure to be a hit for the whole family.

Make sure to bring a blanket, some sunscreen, purchase some beautiful Israeli arts & crafts, play in the children area, or simply grab a falafel and explore the many booths at the day-long festival.

The Jews Got Talent Finals will be held on the main stage. Don’t miss out on hearing some great talent and see who wins the grand prize.

Make sure to stop by the Israel Center booth for a chance to win some fun prizes.

But the Party does not stop there: After the festival make sure to head down the street to Manor West for the Tzvata After Party and continue to groove, Israel style, into the night.

Can’t wait until June 6th to celebrate all that is Israel?
This Saturday come out to support a great cause at the Friends of The Israel Defence Forces Young Leadership Kickoff Party which will benefit their Lone Soldier Program. This is bound to be a great party.

We Can’t wait to see you at all these great Israeli Events!


The Israel Center Team

FIDF Kick Off Event

FIDF Young Leadership Kick off Event
Friends of the IDF – Young Leadership invites you to enjoys drinks, dancing and music at a hot waterfront lounge in San Francisco, all while supporting a great cause.

The FIDF-YL kick-off event will benefit The Lone Soldiers Program (www.fidf.org), which provides support to thousands of Israeli soldiers who have no immediate family in Israel.

FIDF Kick Off Event

We hope you will be able to join us and carry on this tradition of a strong Jewish support of a great cause.
Saturday May 22 9:30-2:00am
East Side West
3154 Fillmore Street,San Francisco
$10 in advance, $15 at the door

Purchase Tickets here
This is a 21+ event.

Artist Michal Rovner

Lecture: Artist Michal Rovner
New Lecture Series Named in Honor of Roselyne C. Swig

In recognition of the tremendous leadership and vision of outgoing Board Chair Roselyne C. Swig, the Contemporary Jewish Museum will inaugurate a three-year free lecture series focused on distinguished contemporary artists.

The new program, entitled the Roselyne C. Swig Distinguished Lecture, begins Wednesday, May 26 at 7 pm with a presentation by acclaimed artist Michal Rovner, whose paintings, film and video appear in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. more…

Contact: Ilana Vasconselos, Public Programs Coordinator
For more info visit the CJM website

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 7:00 pm – 9:35 pm

Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street, between 3rd and 4th , San Francisco

Israel in the Gardens 2010

Israel in the Gardens 2010

Join us for the largest community celebration of Israel and the Jewish community in the Bay Area.

Over 20,000 people will converge on Yerba Buena Gardens for the hottest and freshest in Israeli music, food, film and more.

This year’s music headliner, T-SLAM, pioneers of Israeli Rock n Roll, come together for a special performance in the Bay Area!


Teens, families, young adults and friends of all ages will love our world-renowned musicians in concert, interactive displays, awesome contests and prizes, and vast offerings of ethnic food, culture and fun. Come early and stay late. Lounge in the grass. Learn about short and long term programs in Israel and meet personally with top local organizations.

On June 6, be sure to treat yourself to an Israel experience
like no other in the Bay.

Contact: Ethan Phoenix · 415-512-6262 ·


Sunday, June 06, 2010 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Yerba Buena Gardens · 747 Mission St., San Francisco


Jews Got Talent
Jews Got Talent is a Bay Area-wide talent contest for Jewish students in all fields of the performing arts. During April 2010 every participating Hillel held local auditions.

Jews Got Talent

The winners from each Hillel will compete at the finals which will take place on the main stage of Israel in the Gardens.

Our first place winner will receive a round-trip ticket to Israel!

Tzavta After PartyTzavta is proud to present:
the annual Israel in the Gardens

Belly Dancer

Sunday, June 6, 2010
5 PM
Manor West, 750 Harrison St. (and 3rd)
2 blocks from the gardens

Henna Artist
Party – Israeli Style

David BrozaAn Evening With David Broza
with special guest G.E. Smith (celebrating the release of "Night Dawn: The Unpublished Poetry of Townes Van Zandt")

David Broza and Townes Van Zandt. Fort Worth and Tel Aviv. You couldn’t find a more unlikely candidate to adapt Townes’ final lyrics to song. Born in Haifa, Israel and a resident of Tel Aviv, David Broza was educated in Israel, Spain and Britain, and known primarily in the USA, Spain and Israel as a balladeer. As a multi-platinum artist, over the past three decades, Broza has jockeyed multiple music careers as an international artist, releasing records in Hebrew, Spanish and English. more….

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Great American Music Hall
859 O’Farrell St., San Francisco
$35 / $59.95

This is a special SEATED SHOW!

Contact: Leah Matanky · 415-885-0750 · info
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LGBT meet up Spot @ IIG

LGBT Meet-up Spot @ IIG
The LGBT Allianace will introduce A Wider Bridge & The HIV Project at their Israel in the Gardens booth.

BLC Panel

BLC Panel: Israeli Jews & Arabs in Partnership
Israeli Jews and Arabs are building profitable businesses together. Join us to learn more about this commercial and regional imperative.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

K & L Gates · 4 Embarcadero Center, Suite 1200, San Francisco

By May 23: JCF donors $25, Non-donors $50; May 24: JCF donors $35, Non-donors $60; Tickets NOT available at the door. Advance registration required.

For any questions or comments please contact Dawn Daabul

Israel Center

121 Steuart Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin & Sonoma Counties | 121 Steuart Street | San Francisco | CA | 94105



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