Thursday, May 3, 2007

WEEKEND PICK: May 20: New England's Largest Festival Celebrating Israeli Culture

New England Celebrates Israel Comes to the Dana-Farber Field House at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro on Sunday, May 20 from 1 to 7 p.m.
Join friends and families at New England’s Largest Festival Celebrating Israeli Culture.
This free-to-the-public event, brings together 5,000 to 7,000 families and individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about an Israel they rarely see today – a country with creative expression that has many different cultural and social influences, as it continually blends tradition and innovation.
Highlights include:
*A festival of Israeli culture, music and dance – enjoy the best entertainment Israel and New England have to offer.
* Kids’ zone – ride a camel, dig for artifacts, participate in Patriots’ sports activities and shop in a virtual Israeli supermarket.
* Sports and activities – Israeli professional flag football teams will play an exhibition game and be available to lead drills with children during the day.
* Israeli food and wine pavilion – sample falafel, kabobs and sip on tasty kosher wine. All food is kosher and will be prepared and sold by Gillette Stadium in cooperation with Catering by Andrew.
* Israeli technology and tourism – learn about high-tech Israeli innovation and travel connections to Israel.
* Shop Israel – experience the culture and art of Israel through shopping for traditional and contemporary Judaica, art, jewelry and much more.
* Community showcase – Agencies, synagogues, day schools and Jewish organizations will showcase their connections to Israel.

Sponsored by the Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Gillette Stadium and the Greater Boston Jewish Community, for more information and directions to Gillette Stadium by car, visit: Parking is free, too.

Combined Jewish Philanthropies is the oldest federated charity in the United States. Founded in 1895, it is the central planning and fundraising arm of Boston’s Jewish community, representing almost 210,000 people and supporting a network of more than 200 agencies, schools, synagogues and programs in Greater Boston, Israel and abroad. To learn more about CJP, call 617-457- 8500 or visit

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