Get ready for Love Fest

love festBefore speed dating, J-Date, Valentines Day or Sadie Hawkins Day, there was the original ancient Love Holiday -Tu B’Av. Jewish maidelach and suitors went out into the fields to see and be seen, really, the first Jewish singles event. It’s a celebration of love for everyone.

Tu B’Av, the 15th Day of Av, is a day of joy, a day for matchmaking dating back to the second Temple period (before the fall of Jerusalem in 70 C.E.).

Jewlicious and JconnectLA are producing the biggest celebration of Tu B’Av to hit the City of Angels, Love Fest, on Aug. 14, 8:30pm-1am, at Fu’s Palace Restaurant. Tickets are just $15 in advance, $20 at the door and include your first drink ticket. Students with ID can get in for $15.

Co-sponsored by Taglit Birthright Israel-NEXT, Jewcy, the Jewish Agency, ModernTribe.com, and Cool Jew Book, expect a festive romantic evening of music, humor, matchmaking, cool swag, $7 drinks, and yummy eats.

Entertainment for the evening includes the hilarious and talented Smooth-E, Jewish rockers 8th Day, the mystic rhythms of DJ Eric Rosen, and the unmatched energy and spirit of MOSHAV.

Lisa Alcalay Klug will be offering a sneak preview of her much anticipated book Cool Jew, which is not for sale until Sept. 1 – but we’ll have it on sale at Love Fest.

Rabbi Yonah and Rachel Bookstein will be unveiling Insta

nt Matchmaking™. Love Fest’ers need to be there early to have your chance at an Instant Match – all done in the spirit of Tu B’Av. Who knows what waits in store for you at Love Fest?

If you already have a special someone, celebrate your love during this ancient festival, with hundreds of others at Love Fest. Don’t let Love Fest pass you by, it only happens once a year.

For tickets go to Jconnectla.com today!

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60-4-60: LA Celebrates Israel’s 60th

Check out these programs in LA for Yom Haatzmaut – all part of a week long program 60-4-60, organized by our partners in 60bloggers, Let My People Sing, and Jewlicious Festival sponsors Oyhoo and Craig n Co.

THURSDAY, MAY 8th, Eat, Drink, and Be…The 60-hour celebration begins with a provocative Israel-themed salon hosted by the Professional Leadership Project.

Faith Jam for Israel: A multi-religious ‘jam session’ with choirs from COR AME, Beit Tshuvah, Zimiryah Chorale and special guest artists Mare Winningham, Rick Muchow, Craig Taubman, Yuval Ron and more.

FRIDAY, MAY 9th, Friday Night Live hosts the Consul General of Israel and hip hop sensation Hadag Nachash for an unique Shabbat celebration of Israels 60th.

SATURDAY, MAY 10th, One Shabbat Morning: The Josh Nelson Project and Michelle Citrin and youth groups from throughout the city perform.

Be a part of history at the Gala Concert at the Kodak Theater with Israeli superstars Rami Kleinstein, Noa, and Idan Raichel for this Israeli Independence Day Concert. Special guests: Larry King, Kirk Douglas, Rabbi Yonah and Rachel. -)

Matisyahu “Jerusalem” at Jewlicious Festival

Thanks Matisyahu for the amazing performance!