Israel Fest 2016 in photos

Photo essay by Shor M. Masori

SAN DIEGO–Israel Fest, held Sunday, May 15, on the athletic field of San Diego Jewish Academy, featured fun for children, a welcome from a state senator, singing and dancing on the festival stage, and numerous booths dispensing informational materials and Jewish items for sale.  The Jewish Federation of San Diego County was the primary sponsor.

San Diego Jewish Academy's mascot lion poses with Freda Turchin, second from right, and sisters Haviv, Shira and Kina Laska.

San Diego Jewish Academy’s mascot lion posed with Freda Turchin, second from right, and sisters Haviv, Shira and Kina Laska.

 

Aliza Rupp, 3, shows off her Star of David hat from the Soille San Diego Hebrew Day School booth. Behind her is Sandi Masori of Balloon Utopia.

Aliza Rupp, 3, shows off her Star of David hat from the Soille San Diego Hebrew Day School booth. Behind her is Sandi Masori of Balloon Utopia.

 

State Senator Marty Block gives a flag-waving speech about legislation in the California Legislature opposing the anti-israel BDS movement

State Senator Marty Block gives a flag-waving speech about a bill in the California Legislature opposing the anti-Israel BDS movement.

 

Students from the public Kavod Charter School, at which Hebrew is taught, sang the Sta Spangled Banner, HaTikvah, and other songs.

Students from the public Kavod Charter School, at which Hebrew is taught, sang the Star Spangled Banner, HaTikvah, and other songs.

 

Dancers from Tarbuton, a supplemental Hebrew language program, perform at IsraelFest 2016

Dancers from Tarbuton, a supplemental Hebrew language program, perform at Israel Fest 2016.

 

Costumed dancers from the Ken Jewish Community Center provided exciting entertainment.

Costumed dancers from the Ken Jewish Community Center–a social, educational and sports center for San Diego County’s Spanish-speaking Jewish community —   provided exciting entertainment.

 

Peatot gave its audience a sample of its wide Hebrew language repertoire.

The Peatot band provided a sample of its wide Hebrew language repertoire.

 

Numerous booths lined the sides of the Israel Fest grounds.

Numerous booths lined the sides of the Israel Fest grounds.

 

Aaron Levin-Fay and Jennifer Paul showcased clothing items and information flyers at the Hillel booth

Aaron Levin-Fay and Jennifer Paul showcased clothing items and information flyers at the Hillel booth.

 

Congregation Beth Israel distributed M&Ms to the children, and information to adults. Van Khoth and Bethany Eisenberg were behind the table as Cathy Goldberg received a hug from a friend.

Congregation Beth Israel distributed M&Ms to the children, and information to adults. Van Khoth and Bethany Eisenberg were behind the table as Cathy Goldberg received a hug from a friend.    (Captions: Donald H. Harrison)

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