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  • I Miss Us

    By Rob Eshman

    May 10, 2011 | 6:35 pm

    Here are my complaints about the annual Israel Independence Day Festival:

    The falafel makers use too much breadcrumb filler. There’s never enough shade near the main stage, where the music is always too loud, anyway. The audience never pays attention to the honored speakers, who...

  • Some Talk, Lots of Action

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The Council of Israeli Community (CIC), an organization primarily known for planning the annual Israeli Independence Day Festival in Los Angeles, is moving in new directions in the wake of the current Middle East crisis.

    According to Vice President Haim Linder, the CIC (originally...

  • Achrei Mot and Kedoshim

    By Abby Gilad

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Two parshot are read on this Shabbat: Achrei Mot and Kedoshim. The second portion begins with God telling the Israelites: Kedoshim -- You shall be holy, for I am holy. What does this mean? It means acting with love and respect to ourselves, to other people and to the world. This week, we remember the Earth when we celebrate Earth Day on April 22. Go to Balboa Park on April 21 for the Whole Earth Fest (after you've visited the Israeli Independence Day Festival) and check out all the booths, crafts and activities.