What to Expect at IsraelFest! on May 6

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We look forward to seeing you at IsraelFest! on Sunday, May 6! Here are reminders for the event:

  • Plenty of free parking available at Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, The Temple-Tifereth Israel, Mandel Jewish Day School, Fuchs Mizrachi School, Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Hospital, and Mandel JCC (limited to Mandel JCC members only).
  • Strollers are permitted and encouraged
  • Families with children of ALL AGES are encouraged to attend this free event!
  • Schedule of Events:

    Main Stage:
    12:00 – 1:00 pm Funk A Deli Performance
    1:00 – 2:00 pm Dance Israeli! Performance featuring students from Mandel JDS
    2:00 – 3:00 pm Funk A Deli Performance
    3:00 – 5:00 pm Dance Israeli! Workshop for Families and Open Dance  

    Off Stage:
    12:30 – 2:30 pm Dr. Awesome Bubbles
    1:00 – 2:00 pm Special Appearance by Cleveland Indians Mascot Slider
    1:30 – 3:30 pm Airbrush Face Painting
    2:00  – 4:00 pm Flower Clown Balloon Twisting
  • Food Vendors Include:
    All City Candy
    Sababa Cuisine
    Ben and Jerry’s
  • All entrants must go through security
  • The following are not permitted:

    - Bicycles
    - Dogs
    - Large purses or backpacks
    - Sharp objects or weapons

Watch a video below from Co-Chairs Kerry and Daryl Kertesz about why you should attend our first-ever IsraelFest!

Main Stage Performers

Established in 2006, Dance Israeli! captures the excitement and flavor of Israeli dance and brings it to live audiences in Northeast Ohio. Delivering a fresh folk-based approach to performance, this professional group delivers Israeli culture with every step!

Dance Israeli!

For three decades, Funk A Deli (formerly Yiddishe Cup), led by clarinet/sax player Bert Stratton, has been entertaining audiences with a lively assortment of klezmer and other traditional Jewish music, fused with the very best of R&B and soul. Their repertoire will be sure to have you dancing away!

Funk A Deli

IsraelFest! Site Map

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Photos from Previous Yom Ha'atzmaut Events

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland is grateful for the support from our sponsors:

Bobby Goldberg, Roe Green, David and Inez Myers Foundation, Charles and Ilana Horowitz Ratner, Albert and Audrey Ratner, and Dan and Ellen Zelman Family Foundation

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