Source: Israel American Council
The Hagigah Ivrit is the first-ever festival in North America celebrating the Hebrew Language. The festival, which will take place in the New York metropolitan area from March 15-29, 2015, will present a variety of artistic and academic events that will engage a wide range of audiences in the beauty of the language and culture of Hebrew. The Hagigah Ivrit is sponsored by The Council for Hebrew Language and Culture in North America, the World Zionist Organization, The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life, and the Israeli-American Council.
Among the planned events:
- A Journey Through Books: A Celebration of Hebrew Language
- Festifun2 - a musical production for the whole family
- Hebrew Song Celebration – Songs of Naomi Shemer
- IAC Shishi Israeli – Oneg Shabbat
The Hagigah Ivrit (חגיגה עברית), a festival of Hebrew, will raise the profile of Hebrew in North America by producing local events and activities that celebrate the language and its culture. Through comprehensive programming, the Hagigah Ivrit aims to strengthen the importance of Hebrew for enthusiasts of all backgrounds and levels of familiarity with the language. The Hagigah Ivrit will be held in the New York metropolitan area from March 15-29th, 2015, as well as concurrently in six other North American cities.