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Israel at 61 today at the Levy Family Campus in Los Gatos (Rine or Shine)

Posted by challahbackgirl on May 3, 2009

Join us as Israel’s most celebrated cities come to life at the Levy Family
Campus in celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut. It’s all happening on Sunday May 3,
2009.

Bring a swimsuit, sunscreen and an umbrella!
Please know that the planning committee is concerned for public safety and
is committed to ensuring the safety of the guests.
Do get ready for what will truly be an unforgettable, unique, and
spectacular event.

We know parts of the day Sunday may be challenging as we navigate the
weather but everyone has worked too hard to let a little rain or wind dampen
our spirits. Bring a raincoat and a smile and let’s Celebrate Israel!

Event Schedule:
11:30AM–12:30PM
Early entrance
Pre-schoolers and Kindergartners can enjoy the activities before the big
kids arrive. The PJ Library Program of Silicon Valley will host storytelling
at Propella, our huge inflatable airplane is where kids can actually climb
up the stairs, open the doors and slide into the cockpit. They can sit in
the pilot’s chair, look out the cockpit window, go around the maze in the
wing, and chase obstacles until they finally exit the back and find
themselves having landed in Israel. A respite area for families with little
ones will be located near Propella as well.

12:30PM–3:30PM
Spend the Day in Israel
Join us as Israel’s most celebrated cities come to life at the Levy Family
Campus in celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut. Spend the day in Israel as Israel’s
most celebrated cities come to life in celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut
(Israel’s Independence Day). The festive, family-oriented celebration will
feature live entertainment and contests, an Israeli Shuk (shopping bazaar),
food demonstrations and vendors, Israeli wine and beer tasting, folk
dancing, informational displays and speakers, a special photo exhibit and
art exhibitions, activities for children, teens, adults and seniors, and
arts and crafts. Those looking for a challenge can stop by the IDF
installation to have a go at the obstacle course, participate in a mini-golf
tournament, climb Masada, and compete in the first ever Silicon Valley Gaga
(Israeli Dodgeball) Championships.

* Enjoy Israeli Folk Dancing in Beersheva
* Play in a golf tournament in Caesarea – hosted by Yavneh Day School
* Pamper yourself at the Dead Sea – hosted by Hillel of Silicon Valley
* Commune with tropical fish and take a dip and relax on the beaches of
Eilat – hosted by the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center
* Experience living on a Kibbutz in the Galilee
* Enjoy the spirits of the Golan Heights
* Reflect on the spirituality of Jerusalem – hosted by Congregation Sinai
* Tackle Masada and make it to the summit– hosted by Temple Emanu-El
* Dig for artifacts in Tiberias – hosted by Jewish Family Services
* Enjoy the beauty of art in Safed – hosted by Congregation Shir Hadash
* Enjoy 100 years of Tel Aviv – hosted by Beth David

To help travel through the Jewish state, visitors will have their passport
stamped as they enter each city. There will be prizes for the first 500
guests to complete the activity in their passport. Raffles will be held
throughout the day.

3:30PM–4:00PM
Contest Finale and Raffle
Under the enormous blue and white tent, guests will enjoy the 5th annual
“Jewish American Idol” competition and the “Mensch Chef” Israeli food
cooking competition.
As part of its “Silicon Valley Celebrates Israel! Festival”, the Jewish
Federation of Silicon Valley will host the 5th Annual “Jewish American
Idol!” singing contest designed to give amateur and aspiring professional
youth and teen performers the chance to showcase their skills for enjoyment
and prizes. A panel of professional industry judges will select finalists
from three divisions. The finalists will go on to compete for 1st, 2nd, and
3rd place and will be awarded prizes accordingly. Click here to learn about
becoming a contestant.

4:00PM-6:00PM
Israel After Hours
Meet your friends at the auditorium in the JCC to experience Israel After
Hours. Designed for teens and young adults, Israel After Hours, sponsored by
the Israel Center and Hillel of Silicon Valley, will present a rock-n-roll
journey celebrating The First Hebrew City’s first hundred years of music.
Following Israel’s birthday celebration with birthday cake for all and the
recognition of the Young Men and Women of Distinction Honorees, Israeli rock
band “YaRock” will present “Tel Aviv from Sand to Rock”. The special program
will consist of Tel Aviv songs (by Naomi Shemer, Shlomo Artzi, Yoni Rechter,
HaDag Nahash, Aris San, Ehud Manor, Danny Robas, Eifo HaYeled & many more)
as well as poems set to music by Nathan Alterman, Meir Wieseltier, A.
Hillel, Chaim Guri, and others. All the songs, from classics to
contemporary, are re-imagined for this musical show, and will be performed
in Hebrew and English translation.

Presented by
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley

Funded Through An Opportunity Grant From
Koret Foundation

Sponsored by
Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center, Ahabat Torah, Anti-Defamation
League, BBYO, Chai House, Congregation Beth David, Congregation Emeth,
Congregation Shir Hadash, Congregation Sinai, Consulate General of Israel,
Hatikvah House, Hillel of Silicon Valley, Israel Center, Friends of the
Israel Defense Forces, Jewish Community Relations Council, Jewish Family
Services of Silicon Valley, Jewish Girl Scouts of Northern California,
Jewish Study Network, Kehillah Jewish High School, The PJ Library ProgramTM
of Silicon Valley, South Peninsula Hebrew Day School, Temple Emanu-El,
Volunteers for Israel, and Yavneh Day School

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