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Bringing Israel's Culture to Northern Virginia

Renee Eder on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Israeli culture?  Is it the rich Jewish history and Hebrew language that has endured for centuries? Is it delicious foods like falafel and shawarma, or the Israeli market with some great finds and fresh produce? Or, is it the lively music and dance, or exciting technological innovations?

With the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, Jewish independence, lost almost 2,000 years earlier, was renewed and Israeli culture still stands strong. Now, throughout the United States and in cities all over the world, synagogues, schools, and Jewish organizations come together to sponsor events celebrating the rich and complex culture, history, and people of Israel.       

This year, on May 31 at the Village at Shirlington, we hope you join us to celebrate.

Israel Fest: Israel @ 67.  Engaging events and interactive activities will run throughout the day, including Yoni Jahasi, Israeli singer/songwriter, and:

  • Hands-on activities
  • Food for purchase
  • Israeli dancing
  • Israel-style shuk (market)
  • Exhibits…and more!

And, there is free admission and free parking!

The event is presented by the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia in partnership with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and in collaboration with area synagogues and Jewish agencies. Learn more about this exciting annual event here.


Come enjoy Israeli culture with family and friends in the community! We look forward to seeing you there.

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