Saturday, April 21
8:30 p.m. An acoustic performance by Matisyahu
Grammy-nominated international superstar Matisyahu returns to the J as part of our Israel @ 70 celebration. His reggae-influenced hits include “One Day” and “King Without a Crown.” He released his sixth studio album, “Undercurrent”, in May 2017.
Sunday, April 22
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Israel Engagement Seminar Study! Discuss! Connect!
This community wide opportunity to engage in topics related to Israel will be led by guest speakers as well as Rabbis and educators from our Orange County community. From a Ted Talk introduction to panels of local Rabbis to documentaries to sharing the culture of Israel, be part of showing our support to the State of Israel.
Israel @ 70
10:15 - 11:30 a.m.
11:30 - 11:45 a.m.
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Screening in the Theater. Facilitator: Mark Lazar
Jerusalem: Spiritual Center/Political Flashpoint
Facilitator: Lisa Armony – Director, Rose Project of Jewish Federation & Family Services, Orange County
The Widening Split between Jews in America and in Israel
Facilitator: Yossie Hollander
Selections from the Israeli Bookshelf
Facilitators: Rabbi Stuart Light and Lizi Gilad Silver
What Does Zionism Mean to Me?
Facilitators: Rabbi Yisroel Ciner, Rabbi Hazzan Marcia Tilchin and Rabbi Peter Levi
A Heartbeat Away (Save A Child’s Heart)
Screening in the Theater. Facilitator: Dr. Brandy Hattendorf
Two Points of View: Israel/American Jewry and religious issues
Facilitators: Rabbi David Eliezrie and Rabbi Richard Steinberg
Creating art: In the style of Nachum Gutman
Facilitator: Lauren Valantine
The Use of Jewish History in Israeli Politics
Facilitators: Professor Matthias B. Lehmann and Professor Jeffrey Kopstein
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Israeli Artists Shuk
A showcase of unique, handmade crafts and jewelry for purchase.
1-4 p.m. Celebrate Israel Carnival
Fun for the whole family!
Israel carnival games · crafts · Israeli food · artisan shuk · Israeli dancing · kids parade · festival stage
FREE for all
Open to the community · at the Merage JCC
Chabad of Orange County
Congregation Beth Jacob
Congregation B’nai Israel
Congregation Shir Ha-Ma’alot
Friendship Circle/Chabad of Newport Beach
Irvine Hebrew Day School
Jewish Collaborative of Orange County
Jewish Community Foundation
Jewish National Fund
Save A Child’s Heart
Shevet Tapuz-Israeli Scouts
Temple Bat Yahm
Temple Beth El
Temple Beth Emet
Temple Beth Tikvah
Temple Beth Sholom