Festival T-shirts to hail ‘65 reasons to love Israel’

This year’s Israel Festival, an all-out extravaganza celebrating Israel’s 65th anniversary of independence, will be held Sunday, April 21, from noon to 6 p.m., on the Tucson Jewish Community Center/Tucson Hebrew Academy campus. Along with games, food and an Israel-inspired shuk (marketplace), the event will include a performance by the Maccabeats, the renowned a capella group from Yeshiva University, as a thank you from the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona’s 2013 Community Campaign.

“The Israel 65 Festival will feature Israel’s Incredible Innovations, celebrating Israel’s amazing contributions to the world,” says Guy Gelbart, director of the Weintraub Israel Center.

Anne Lowe, outreach director of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, will design a T-shirt for this year’s festival with the slogan, “65 reasons to love Israel.” To contribute your favorite one- or two-word reason for loving Israel, e-mail Lowe at alowe@jfsa.org.

For more information on the festival, e-mail israelfestivalinfo@jfsa.org.