Yerba Buena Park, SF
June 1, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The premier celebration of Israel and the Jewish community in the Bay Area is ready for lift off. Over 20,000 people will converge on Yerba Buena Gardens for the hottest and freshest in Israeli music, food, film and more.Young Adult After Party
This massive party is not to be missed. World-renowned musician Idan Raichel, whose enchanting blend of Ethiopian and Middle Eastern sounds has taken the Israeli pop scene by storm, headlines a full day of entertainment and cultural exhibits.
Teens, families, young adults and friends of all ages will love our interactive displays, awesome contests and prizes, and vast offerings of ethnic food, culture and fun. Come early and stay late. Lounge in the grass. Learn about short and long term programs in Israel and meet personally with top local organizations.
On June 1, be sure to treat yourself to an Israel experience like no other in the Bay.
Come enjoy the sunset with our famous sangria and some great tunes at the Israel in the Garden's AFTERPARTY!
The afterparty will take place in the Metreon's 4th floor City View Room. Doors will open at 5 pm following the Idan Raichel Project's performance.
Israeli band Eggroll will perform a special outdoor acoustic set followed by Latke Ball 2007's DJ Mei Lwun.
$10 at the door, $5 for Tzvata members
Free alcohol, light appetizers, and Israeli snacks This event is 21+
Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco
736 Mission Street, SF
Grand Opening Events, beginning June 6 -
Saturday, June 7, 2008, 8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
The Contemporary Jewish Museum and Reboot, are pleased to announce DAWN '08, an all-night, arts and culture festival and celebration of Shavuot at the grand opening of the Contemporary Jewish Museum, offering guests the opportunity to groove, learn, explore and mingle at the Museum's new building and exhibition space before the doors open to the public the following morning.
DAWN '08 presents a modern twist on Shavuot's traditional all-night rabbinical study sessions: taking place simultaneously throughout the Museum, the evening will offer both ritual and offbeat revelry with ongoing headlining performances and events including a live performance by the band Dengue Fever, a conversation with Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Everything is Illuminated, theatrical and spoken word performances, premiere film screenings, visual arts, dancing, DJs, lectures, comedy, and open-space discussion forums.
The evening's film series will include back to back screenings of shorts, documentaries, and several film premieres, including the West Coast debut of Sons of Sakhnin United, a film that covers the quixotic journey of B'Nei Sakhnin, the first Arab soccer team to become champions of Israel.
Admission: $12 in advance; $10 for Museum Members, community partners, and students; $15 at the door Space is limited.