Israel in the Gardens 2013
Sunday, June 2
Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco
750 Howard Street (enter from Mission, between 3rd and 4th), San Francisco (Map)
Be'chol Lashon's Kid and Family Zone
African Drum Circle with Rhythm Village
Rhythm Village will lead drum circles and dance workshops. Accomplished performers and educators, their dynamic teaching style encourages everyone to participate and express creative energy!
Capoeira Sul da Bahia
Capoeira is a 400-year-old martial art that blends music, dance, singing, and acrobatics to create a holistic approach to teaching self-defense. Developed by African slaves in Brazil as a means to defy their Portuguese slave masters, capoeira is a game, a fight, and a dance in one.
Arts & Crafts:
Using a variety of African, West Indian, and European spices or 'besamin,' we will create potpourri sachets for Havdalah to infuse our week with sweetness and seasonal fragrances from around the world.
Shavuot First Fruit Asian Block Prints
All cultures around the world celebrate the spring harvest. Make block prints of “bikkurim” or first fruits from China and Israel.
Make your own Tzedakah Box
Save lives in Africa and learn about the Jewish tradition of giving by decorating a tzedakah box. Life saving services provided by the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda to their Christian and Muslim neighbors, promote peace.
Teens: Yalla Teen Tent
Hang out, listen to beats and in the spirit of enhancing current friendships and sparking new ones, create a woven "Friendship Bracelet" as a token of appreciation for someone important in your life.
Mexican Folk Art
Have fun making bright paper flowers from 'papel de China' or tissue paper and "papel picado" or paper cuts to celebrate Latino Jewish culture.
Sponsored by Be'chol Lashon