Monday, May 7, 2012

San Diego Celebrates Israel a Huge Success!

The Federation would like to thank the entire Jewish Community for 2012 San Diego Celebrates Israel Yom Ha’atzmaut Festival. With close to 3,000 people attending, there was a strong feeling of community and warmth that filled Ski Beach Park. The San Diego Jewish community’s strong commitment to Israel is underscored by the 70 plus community synagogues, organizations, merchants and vendors who participated in the event. While we have received tremendous positive feedback about the San Diego Celebrates Israel Festival, we recognize that it was because of the community's participation and partnership that this dream became a reality.

Some of the day’s highlights included:
  • The Friendship Walk which raised funds to help children in San Diego and in Sha’ar HaNegev with special needs
  • A live hummus cooking competition with first place going to Galit Urlich. Packaged prizes were generously donated by Cook Dazzle
  • Israel Defense Forces Musical Ensemble
  • Israeli Folk Dancing with Yoni Carr
  • Shlomo Dubnov’s Belly Button Circus by
  • Senior club area
  • Arts and crafts with more than 8 craft activities
  • Sports and games provided by the Ken and the Tzofim.
We look forward to partnering with you next year on Sunday, April 21, 2013 as we celebrate Israel @ 65.

Here are a few of the highlights -- For more great pictures, click here.

Photos by Del Rio Studios


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