The annual Walk for Israel event that took place in Chicago the first Sunday of May has been replaced by the Israfest, an indoor festival of Israeli culture. The party will take place in six communities in the Chicago area: Flossmoor, Naperville, Lake Zurich, Northbrook, and two locations in Chicago.
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There will be Israeli crafts, showcases of Israeli artists, stories of Israeli history, screenings of Shalom Sesame and Rehov Samsun (with some possible visits by the characters), Israeli cooking, and even jumpy inflatables. There will also be an interactive trivia game for kids over 7. (Did you know that an Israeli start-up invented instant messaging?)
The Israfests are part of a larger 2012 Israel Solidarity Day celebration, called iDays, that has been going on all week. There will be a teen walk for Israel also on May 6. We’re guessing they might allow some older people to walk, too.
Click on related content to the right for detailed info on each location.