Israel is Jewlicious

Israel is Jewlicious

It’s been a while but we’re back! This summer, Jewlicious, along with Amazing Israel and Taglit Birthright Israel, is running two free trips to Israel. The first leaves out of Los Angeles on May 24 and the 2nd leaves out of New York on July 13. These are preliminary dates for now but each is a free 10-day trip to Israel that includes all the usual education, touring and sight seeing as well as a little extra dose of Vitamin J – each trip will be staffed by Jewlicious madrichim and the program will benefit from our contacts and uh… unique insights. Participants can expect to interact with diverse elements of Israeli society – Israeli music acts courtesy of the Israel Artist Agency, home hospitality for shabbat with funky Jewish families (seriously), a chat with eco-activists in the Negev, meetings with young writers and journalists, a tour of “underground” Jerusalem (it’s not just old rocks and rabbis!) and more – basically these are Israel trips for the inquisitive, those that want to have a good time, learn a thing or two and come back feeling that they’ve really seen the Israel you never get to see on TV or whatever. Stay tuned for further details and do note that registration begins February 19th! See the Amazing Israel and Taglit Birthright Israel Web sites for more details. Tell your friends, spread the word and hopefully, we’ll see ya in Israel this summer!

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Founder and Publisher of Jewlicious, David Abitbol lives in Jerusalem with his wife, newborn daughter and toddler son. Blogging as "ck" he's been blocked on twitter by the right and the left, so he's doing something right.


  • so who exactly is the Israel Artist Agency? No info on who runs (or funds) the org on their site. seems like they just jumped onto the scene last week.

  • dude: Are you serious? IAA is a relatively new organization dedicated to promoting mostly English language Israeli music acts abroad. The dude behind it, Jeremy Hulsh, who is by the way an ROI120 alum, has been involved in “the scene” for years.. hardly a Johnny Come Lately. And I wouldn’t call it a bandwagon either – it’s a tough sell! Americans booking Israeli artists aren’t looking for world class performers usually – they’re looking for people to sing Hava Nagila and stuff. Or the sticker song. One of IAA’s goals is to help improve Israel’s image abroad by exposing general audiences to Israeli music that is universally appealing – in the way you get a warm feeling about Sweden because of ABBA. Capish?