Skip to main content

Israel in the Gardens THIS SUNDAY

Having trouble viewing this message? Click here to see it in your browser.

Israel in the Gardens 2009 is quickly approaching and we hope that you are as excited as we are here at the Israel Center. We're asking for your help in making Israel in the Gardens 2009 larger than ever by passing this email along to your co-workers, friends, and family.

On Sunday, June 7, 2009, an estimated 20,000 people will gather at Israel in the Gardens for the hottest and freshest in Israeli music, film, and food in celebration of Jewish Culture, Israel's 61st anniversary and the Tel Aviv centennial.

This year's musical headliner is Ivri Lider. The gifted songwriter, composer, and producer is part of an exciting day awaiting you at the Yerba Buena Gardens. Other musical performances include local Israeli Rock Bands: Yarock and Pitot. Teens, families, young adults and friends of all ages will love the displays, awesome contests and prizes, and vast offerings of ethnic food, culture and fun.

Drop by the Jewish Community Federation of the Greater East Bay's booth for a "Spin for the Pin" experience where you will have the opportunity to answer a question about Israel and win a fabulous "I Love Israel" pin.

Check out our website for all the latest: www.jfed.org

Look us up on Twitter: IsraelinGardens and our event on Facebook: Israel in the Gardens 2009

300 Grand Avenue • Oakland, California 94610 • www.jfed.org



Popular posts from this blog

To Kneel [a #Poem]

To Kneel 

(c) Rabbi Menachem Creditorfor Landingham & Kaepernick, our angels in the wings
Sometimes, it isn't about nuance.
Sometimes it just comes down to facing the storm,
calling God out,
standing at the center of a whirlwind
holding your ground.

No cathedral is immune to agony,
no soul impervious to life itself no nation purely noble.
If it were any other way,
there would be no need for cathedrals
in the first place.

Kneel,  stand,  sit,  rise up.

To kneel is
to submit  to lower oneself  to step down  to pause.
To kneel is to call attention  to touch the Earth's face to listen to those  whose blood saturates  the very roots of our story.
To kneel is to step aside  to step outside  to invite others to come closer  to remember.
To kneel is not to stand not to stand not to stand idly by.
Speak your truth,
God damn it.

That's what God wants most of all.

Then There Will Be Enough" - A reflection on this week's #Torah Portion. #toldot #life #wisdom