Second Annual North American Hagigah Ivrit Hebrew Festival Returns to New York

March 6-20, 2016

Source: Hagigah Ivrit 


Building on its successful debut last year, the world’s biggest celebration of the Hebrew language returns for another run in the New York metro area beginning March 6, 2016, with a whole new two-week slate of programs and experiences for scholars, students, culture vultures, and families.

The Hagigah Ivrit (“Hebrew festival”) will feature more than 40 events on a broad range of topics in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Long Island and New Jersey, including literary, culinary, musical, cinematic, and educational events, as well as several ongoing exhibitions and special programs. Target audiences range from seniors to young children and their families and everyone in between with special events targeted toward teachers and others designed to take place in schools with their students. All offerings will engage their audience in the beauty and history of the Hebrew language and culture.

The opening event of this year’s festival honors the legendary Israeli writer, playwright, and Oscar-nominated movie director Ephraim Kishon (1924-2005) in commemoration of ten years since his passing. Another featured event will be the second annual Hebrew Song Celebration will bring together children’s choirs from nine local schools to perform Hebrew-language songs celebrating the early years of Israel’s history. Throughout the Hagigah, attendees will find IAC community building events like "Shishi Israeli" across the boroughs of Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens.

Read more about Hagigah Ivrit at their website

Updated: Mar. 09, 2016