Presented by the Israeli-American Council (IAC) and with the generous support of Naty & Debbie Saidoff, Celebrate Israel Festival, the largest Jewish happening in Los Angeles, will take place on Sunday May 15, 2016 at Cheviot Hills Recreation Center (Rancho Park) located at 2551 Motor Ave. Los Angeles from 11am - 6pm.
This year's festival theme: ISRAEL: A Mosaic of Jewish Cultures
Over 15,000 community members will celebrate the State of Israel with live entertainment, interactive activities, culture, food & art.
Regular Price is $10.00 each until May 14
At the door Price is $15.00 each
Attendees will have the opportunity to explore various Jewish and Israeli ethnicities around the world and within Israel. Stop by the Eastern European, American, African and Middle Eastern pavilions and learn through art, food and music and participate in various hands-on projects while exploring and experiencing the different cultures.
Main Stage Throughout the day, performances including Israeli mega star Rita and official ceremony with local dignitaries. Enjoy multi-cultural entertainment showcasing Jewish culture around the world such as Russian dancers, Persian folk music, Kleizmer, Ethiopian drummers, local I singers and Israeli Folk Dance Company “Machol Lohet” sponsored by MATI.
Kosher Food Enjoy traditional food and "street fare" that will inspire your next trip to Israel - all 100% Kosher!
The Museum of the Jewish People (Beit Hatfuzot)Add your family to the genealogy database where over 5 million individuals have already been recorded in the continuously expanding database. Visitors from all backgrounds can explore their ancestry, record and preserve their own family trees for future generations, thus adding their own “branch” to the family tree of the Jewish People.
World Market Take a stroll through the "World Market" where you can purchase art, jewelry, home goods, décor, gifts and Judaica from the artists arriving from Israel for the festival as well as local artists.
Torah Pavilion Here you can learn the weekly parasha, participate in Torah lessons or take part of the mega Hafrashat Challah where you can learn how to make and braid your own challah. Presented by the Museum of the Jewish People, stop by the theater to watch a film featuring modern and ancient synagogues from around the world including Wilshire Boulevard Temple
IAC Beer Garden - Stop by for drink, catch up with old friends and meet new ones at the (21+ w valid ID). This is the place to meet and mingle with the young professionals at the bar. Don't forget to try out your singing talents at the Karaoke area at the bar!
"Faces of Israel" Instagram Competition We want to see your face! This year, we are looking for portrait style images of faces of Israeli-American, Jewish-American and various Jewish cultures around the world. Please visit our website in March for more details and follow us at @CelebrateIsrael. #CelebateIsraelFestival
CreateLAB Design, build, create and be inspired at our famous CreateLab, open all day with multiple FREE art projects for the entire family. Express yourself and enjoy arts and crafts with our entire community.
Kid Zone Fun for the whole family! Enjoy high-energy entertainment throughout the day face painting, petting zoo, balloon art, fun amusement rides for the entire family, Kids Space Museum and so much more!
Kids Stage A non-stop action packed stage will feature performances in Hebrew and English including a Feary Hunt, interactive Hula hoop and Zumba lessons.
Teen Pavilion - The "cool place to be", an exclusive 12+ years and older only lounge with classic Israeli & American games and digital entertainment.
Morrocan Tent – Looking for a place to rest and take it easy with some friends? Chill out at the Moroccan tent near the food pavilion.
Please Note: No outside Food & Beverage.
Security will bag check at this event.
No dogs of ANY size allowed