Israeli Festival

Main Event
Sunday, May 26
12:00 – 4:30pm at the JCC

Community celebration of modern Israeli culture & traditions.



  • Marketplace for local community artisan vendors
  • Atmospheric lounge music with Israeli/Canadian DJ
  • Face painting


  • Israeli Dance Show with dancers from JCC Orr Vancouver Orr Atid, RJDS, VTT, Mexican Dance Ensemble, and Lili Flamenco
  • Wine Tasting Workshop in the NRT lounge
    (Age 19+) $5. 

JCC Wosk Auditorium

  • Israeli Cartoons
  • Dance Workshops
  • Drum Circle
  • Finale with Vancouver’s “The Options” band performing Israeli songs

Zack Gallery

  • Tikun Olam Community Art Installation

Arts & Crafts Room

  • Israeli Intuitive Art Workshop

L’Chaim lounge

  • Israeli Hummus Making Workshop


  • Gaga Pit   2:00pm – 4:00pm

Aceman Seniors Lounge

  • PJ Library Arts and Crafts

JCC parking lot

  • Food Trucks: Planted and Meet2Eat

MAY 21
Kibbutz Pub Dance Party

מסיבה בפאב של הקיבוץ
מוסיקה של שנות ה 90 והלאה

Come dance like it’s still 1999 and feel the atmosphere of a good old Kibbutz pub in Israel.  Local DJ Guy Hajaj will be showcasing modern and alternative Israeli music in an upbeat atmosphere.

Tuesday, May 21
7:30pm- 11:30pm
At the The Anza Club
3 West 8th Ave, Vancouver

MAY 22
Collaborative Youth Mural Project led by BC / Israeli artist Zohar Hagbi

In the JCC Parking Lot
2:00pm – 6:00pm

May 23
Musical evening with Moshe Bonen

Join us for an evening of nostalgia in a “kumzitz” singalong style show.
Moshe Bonen, multifaceted musician (worked with many well known Israeli artists) and former Israeli radio broadcaster (Galatz, Galgalatz) will bring an overview of evolving Israeli music throughout the years. With his warm and inviting voice Moshe will be singing along with our festival coordinator, Vancouver-based Nomi Zysblat, and embellishing with history and personal stories from behind the scenes.

Thursday, May 23,  7:30pm
JCC Atrium
Ages: 19+
$10 includes a glass of wine

MAY 25
Tiyulim – Nature Walks

Come join us for an Israeli style group walk in nature led by young community storytellers “madrichim”.

We will enjoy songs, stories, exploration, snacks eaten along the way, and just spend a morning together in the fresh air.

The walk is easy and suitable for all ages, at a convenient and accessible location. Stroller and dog friendly (on leash).

Saturday, May 25,  10:30am
Location: Central Park, Burnaby

Tikun Olam Community Art Installation

In the Zack Gallery
May 13 – June 3
Monday-Thursday 10-5

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We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

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