Celebrate Israel at Community Shabbat Dinner and Concert

scoutsperformanceThe community is invited to come to dance and celebrate our connection with Israel at the Community-Wide Tzofim Concert and Family Shabbat Dinner on Friday, July 31, at the Jewish Community Center.

The Friends of Israel Scouts Inc., or Tzofim, will come to Louisville and spend the day with JCC campers, teaching them songs and Israeli culture. At 6 p.m., the scouts will perform a concert for the community, and there will be a kosher family Shabbat dinner at 7. The cost for dinner is $15 for adults and $8 for children. The Tzofim will also perform for campers at 2 p.m.

The show, which travels to various camps and JCCs around the country, offers a medley of contemporary and traditional songs from the U.S. and Israel. “They are really talented,” said Mike Steklof, assistant director of camping and youth. “The show is a lot of fun for the kids and families, and it’s another great opportunity for our campers to learn about Israeli culture.”

The group will lead Israel education activities earlier in the day to teach campers about Israel and Israeli culture.
Formed in 1995, the Tzofim program seeks to strengthen relationships between Israel and North American Jewry, project Israel in a positive light and form strong bonds of friendship between the Israeli youth and their American counterparts. The scouts have come to be a fun, well-loved summertime tradition.

There will be 12 scouts in Louisville, all of them Israeli teens, staying with volunteer host families.

For more information on the concert or the Israeli Scouts, contact Mike Steklof at 502-238-2774 or msteklof@jewishlouisville.org.

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