Doors Open at 2:00 pm
2:00 - 3:00 pm: Over 20 Activities, Machane Yehuda Shuk & Coffee Shop
3:00-3:30 pm: Community Showcase Performances
A variety of talented local singing and dancing groups!
3:30-4:00 pm: Rikudei Am - Israeli Folk Dancing
4:45 - 6:00 pm: Flag Ceremony & Israeli Scouts Caravan Performance
Machane Yehuda Shuk: Come experience the sounds, smells, and tastes of the Israeli “shuk”! Sip on some limonana (lemonade with mint) and peruse over 10 different booths selling, fruit, Israeli snacks & sweets, olive oil, spices, dried fruit, hummus & pita, and dollar store toys all at shuk prices! (Organized by IAC Gvanim Alumni)
Facepainting, Balloon Art, Henna, & Glitter Tattoos!
Passport to Israel: Go on a scavanger hunt in Jerusalem and receive an Israeli passport! (Consulate General of Israel to New England and the Israeli House)
IAC Keshet Hebrew Language and Culture: Draw on our graffiti wall, create colorful bookmarks for summer reading, test your Hebrew knowledge and more! (IAC Keshet, PJ Library, The Israeli Schools of Brookline and Lexington, Merkaz Ivri, and Hebrew Play)
IAC Eitanim Teen Lounge: Join us at the teen lounge where tweens and teens can hang out, listen to popular Israeli music, play foosball & air hockey, and experience the way that Eitanim uses social media to connect to each other and Israel.
Get a Taste of Kibbutz Life: Grow herbs and vegetables to create your own Gan Israel or shoot hoops at the kibbutz recreation area! (JCC of Greater Boston)
Hezekiah's Tunnel Water Works: Experiment with a variety of fun building materials and learn how to engineer tunnels of your own. (Jewish Community Day School)
Build the Knesset: Learn about the legislative branch of the Israeli government! (Cohen Hillel Academy)
Hebrew Backpack Baubles and Bracelets: Spice up your backpack with Israel themed key chains you can create yourself! (Hadassah)
The Start Up Nation- Innovation and Robotics: Conduct an experiment, play with robots and new technology, and learn about all the innovations Israel has contributed to this world. (Community volunteer, Keren Cohen)
Ir David and the Montefiore Windmill: Make a water carrier, windmill and join our archaeological dig! (Solomon Schechter Day School)
Card Making for Israeli Soldiers: Create a beautiful card for Israeli soldiers and we will send it to Israel to brighten a soldier's day! (Jewish Arts Collaborative)
A Walk Through Jerusalem’s History: An interactive learning experience about the holy city! (Maimonides School)
Artful Exploration: Play with Israeli Sculpture and see a real traveling museum of genuine artifacts from the early Bronze Age to the Roman Age. Hands-on experience! (Rashi School)
Life Size Kotel Experience: Place a handwritten note in the 30 foot long Kotel, with a virtual experience! (Beth Menachem Chabad of Newton, Canton Chai Center, Chabad of Brookline, Chabad of Chestnut Hill, Chabad of Downtown, Chabad of Greater Boston, Chabad of Sudbury, Chabad of Wellesley)
Media Room Photo Booth: Take a picture with family and friends decked out in Israel themed props, and learn how to ACT now in support of Israel online!
Race to Jerusalem and Bracelet Making: Use your teamwork to get to Jerusalem the fasted in a relay race or learn how to make bracelets using cord like the scouts! (Shevet Ofek Tzofim)
Finger Puppets: Make finger puppets that represent historical Israeli figures and culture! (Alexander Muss High School in Israel)
Jerusalem Lion Mosaic: Use your creativity in a Jerusalem Lion Mosaic arts project. (Yal Day New Day Care Center)
Chagall Windows Activity: Take part in a stained glass art project inspired by the famous Chagall windows at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem. (Temple Beth Avodah Early Learning Center)
Archeological Menorah Puzzle: Put your archeological digging skills to the test as you search for and put together the pieces of a Menorah hidden in the sand! (Kesher Newton)