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  • Israel Festival: dancing with Eyal Golan

    By Ryan Torok

    April 30, 2012 | 6:46 pm

    At the end of a long day of festivities Sunday, the crowd screamed as Israeli singer Eyal Golan wrapped an Israel flag around his body on stage at Rancho Park’s Cheviot Hills Recreation Center.

    Golan, whose good looks have helped solidify his pop star-status in Israel, also let...

  • Israel Festival - Good Times at Rancho Park

    By Mark Paredes

    April 29, 2012 | 10:56 pm

    Under the inspired leadership of Director Ron Smith, the Jewish Relations Committee for the LDS Church in Southern California has sponsored a booth at the Israel Festival in Los Angeles for the second time. Thousands of people attended today’s event, and many stopped by our booth...

  • The soul of Monique Benabou

    By Ryan Torok

    April 25, 2012 | 5:19 pm

    Monique Benabou might be a guy’s ideal woman. The 23-year-old former contestant on NBC-TV’s reality singing competition show, “The Voice,” handpicked by pop star Christina Aguilera, is beautiful and equipped with soulful pipes, along with being adventurous, compassionate and...

  • Guess who’s bringing the Israel Festival back?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 25, 2012 | 5:12 pm

    One adult ticket to this Sunday’s newly relaunched Celebrate Israel Festival in Rancho Park (purchased online in advance): $15.

    Transforming the Cheviot Hills Recreation Center for the Israel-themed blowout party, the biggest of its kind in the United States: $800,000 and...

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  • Letters to the Editor: Israel Festival, Etta Israel, Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    May 17, 2011 | 6:00 pm

    Israel Independence Day Fest Is Loved, Missed by Many

    I was very moved and touched by Rob Eshman’s editorial last week (“I Miss Us,” May 13). I was born and raised in Los Angeles and, other than my years in Israel or New York, I spent every single Yom HaAtzmaut at a community...

  • Can L.A. support an Israel Festival?

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    May 17, 2011 | 2:38 pm

    This year, for the first time in decades, Israel Independence Day came and went without a major public celebration in Los Angeles, and local Jewish leaders are vowing that won’t happen again.

    “We are completely committed to having a communitywide celebration for Israel’s...

  • Annual Israel festival at Woodley Park canceled

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    April 12, 2011 | 4:47 pm

    A lack of funding has forced organizers to cancel this year’s Israel Independence Day Festival in Woodley Park, a community event that at its height attracted as many as 30,000 people. An immediate donation of around $30,000 could reverse the decision, according to Yoram Gutman,...

  • Los Angeles Israeli Film Festival put focus on social justice—and secrets

    By Amy Klein

    May 29, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    Critics and audiences alike can try to search for a political message in the 23rd Israeli Film Festival's premiere films.

    It's not easy being apolitical when it comes to Israeli films -- films that foreign audiences often view through the prism of the Israel-Palestinian/Middle East...

  • This Week - Two Sundays

    By Rob Eshman

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I left The Jewish Journal's booth at last Sunday's Israel Festival just before a loyal reader came up and asked whether I was around because he wanted, "to clean an editor's clock."

    By then I was making my way back to my car through the throng at Woodley Park, and as I did, the same...

  • Kids Page

    By Abby Gilad

    May 12, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Israel Is 57!

    Normally Israel's birthday is celebrated on the 5th of Iyar, but since it falls on Shabbat this year, the celebration day was moved to the 3rd of Iyar (Thursday, May 12).

    In Los Angeles, our Israel Festival is on May 15 at Woodley Park in Van Nuys.

     

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  • Wagner Soap Opera

    By Eric Silver

    July 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    It was meant to be the "not Wagner" concert: Daniel Barenboim, the pride of Israeli music-lovers, conducting his Berlin orchestra, the Staatskapelle, on the last night of this year's Israel Festival. Little did we know.

    The festival had originally announced that the orchestra would...

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