JFX Preview: Meet our Awesome Presenters

Thirty-Eight presenters, a world-class music line-up, a new Nefesh Minyan and Jewlicious Cabaret — this year promises to be unforgettable. We hope that you will join us and tickets are going fast as are hotel rooms. Make sure to register for a ticket here and grab a hotel. To book your own room call the Queen Mary (562) 435-3511 and ask for the Jewlicious Rate.

The incredible program can be seen in its glory here online.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at jewliciousfestival@gmail.com

David Abitbol Founder, Visionary & Jedi Master
Sarah Afkami Writer, comedian
Eden Banarie Youth Engagement Coordinator
Rachel Bookstein Program Director, Educator and Coach
Aaron Cohen Abolitionist, Activist, Musician and Author
Kosha Dillz Rapper
Marcus J Freed Optimizer
Sarah Gipoor West Coast High School Program Coordinator
Amir Give’on Founder
Sam Glaser Musician, Producer, Song and Prayer Leader
Susan Goldberg Rabbi
Elie Green Founder
Rabbi Simcha Green Rabbi
Jeff Handel Jeff Handel: Co-Creator, Producer/Cinematographer
Dena Hundert Zumba nad spirituality Coach
Leibish Hundert Rabbi and scholar
Jeremy Kagan Director, and Prof. of Film at USC
Rachel Kann Slam poet
Rabbi Drew Kaplan Rabbi, Scholar
Josh Kaplan Festival Assistant Director
Danny Kaufman Director
Daniel Kosmal Founder, Doc Greens
Naomi Leight-Give’on Founder & Partner
Fabian Lijtmaer Executive Coach
Sabrina Merage Philanthropist
Ivor Pine Grapevine
Captain QM Captain
Grace Phelps Roper Student, Speaker
Megan Phelps Roper Speaker
Dave Rosner Big Macher @ Nudnick Productions
Ramona Rubin Founder, Doc Greens
Rav Shmuel Rosh Yeshiva, Rocker, Rabbi
Rivka Skaist Scholar and teacher
Binah Malka Stinnett Repair the World Fellow
Dravidi Stinnett Repair the W
orld Fellow
Adam Weinberg Concert promoter
Gabriel Weiss Founder & Winemaker
Shimon Weiss Founder & Winemaker
Bruce Whizin Philanthropist
Rabbi Yonah Festival Director

 

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Moshav feat. MATISYAHU to Headline Jewlicious X

The Moshav Band feat. MATISYAHU epic combination reunion will be this year’s headline act at our 10th Annual Jewlicious Festival! They rocked Jewlicious 6 and the 1st Annual Night of Unity. They are back together for our 10th. (Can you believe this – ten years???)

If you have never been to this totally Jewlicious weekend, its a combination of a conference, sleepover shabbaton, mini-music fest, and all around great winter weekender with hundreds of other Jewish young adults on a historic ship the RMS Queen Mary, docked in Long Beach harbor with ocean views and breezes.

Matisyahu will also be joining Jewlicious for the entire Shabbos.

Great other performers and speakers are booked and will be announced shortly.

Don’t miss this chance to buy your ticket packages before the prices go up on Feb. 1st! Prices from $121 for hotel, food, programming for 3 days and 2 nights. Really.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

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Join me for High Sierra Shabbat Tent July 4-7

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After the great success of last year’s Shabbat Tent at High Sierra, we are going back! The entire Bookstein clan will be rolling in vendor style, hosting the tent this summer.

Join Shabbat Tent for a rockin’ weekend at this legendary music festival. It might be a long drive — but it is worth every minute of the drive, trust me. (Quincy is a ten hour drive from LA.)

What is Shabbat Tent? Shabbat Tent is a place to gather, share food, make l’chaims, chill, rehydrate, charge your cell phone, and get out of the sun. We do inspiring an Kabbalat Shabbat, candle lighting, Shabbat Dinner and Lunch, and a musical Havdallah.

Everyone regardless of religion, spiritual views, etc. who wishes to spend any time at the Tent, is of course welcomed without question.

Email tova.jewlicious@gmail.com to get on our group ticket discount list. Also email us for more info if you need it.

Follow the team and updates at @shabbattent and shabbattent.com.

Rock Climbing, Reggae & Raving: Jewlicious SummerFest Wrap-Up

It’s tough to describe a weekend of a million memories in just a short post, but here we go.

Jewlicious “SummerFest”, held Aug. 16-19 on the campus of Camp Alonim, and Brandeis Bardin Conference Center in Simi Valley, CA, brought in 250 Jewish young adults from around the country.

We began SummerFest — also referred to as Camp Jewlicious — three years ago, creating a Jewish summer camp themed fest that was part nostalgic summer camp and part inspiring music festival.

Festival-goers had the opportunity to sleep in air-conditioned cottages, camp bunks or to camp out outdoors under the stars. Tent camping was by far the most original and affordable way to have fun. 100 people camped out in tents and RV’s!

Bonfires, and camp-style shabbat experiences mingle with yoga, hikes, meditation, sports, rock climbing, swimming and mountain biking. Arts & crafts this year included Shabbat candle making, batik challah covers, and tie-dying.

Music was a critical component of the weekend’s excitement. Thursday and Sunday featured singer/songwriters Mikey Pauker, Laura Wiley, Rav Shmuel, Natan Winkler, Griffith Clawson, and Martin Starrow all playing acoustic sets. Saturday night’s three hour show featured Pato – whose show I will describe below – and Ari Herstand. And after the concert, festival-goers celebrated until dawn at a rave perched high upon a bluff at the House of the Book, while others jammed on drums and guitars around a bonfire. Read more