2013 Night of Unity Nov. 10 Honors Jaime and Yosef Esshaghian, Sabrina Merage

JConnect and Jewlicious annually celebrate and honor those people in the LA community that stand for Jewish Unity. Past honorees include Mayim Bialik, Barak Raviv, and David Suissa. This year’s honorees are very special people, Jaime and Yosef Esshaghian and Sabrina Merage, who have made it their duty to bring together our community and make it stronger in the process. Our honorees exemplify this value in all they do.

In addition to being a good cause, raising funds to support programs such as Jewlicious Festival, JConnectLA and Shabbat Tent, the NOU is also the most ELEGANT. PARTY. CELEBRATION of UNITY in LA. The NOU Gala features gourmet food, games, world-class entertainment, auction, dancing and more. This elegant evening brings together all segments of the Jewish community.

Please save the date and plan on attending the NOY which supports the largest grassroots network in the country devoted to engaging young adult participation in Jewish life through music, festivals, holiday celebrations and social gatherings.

Would you like to thank one of the honorees or the organization for their hard work? Or advertise your business at the Night of Unity? email nightofunity @



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 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


Get Yo’ Matzah at Paid Dues: Jewlicious and Kosha Dillz Bring Passover to Annual Hip Hop Mega Fest

Jewlicious will be holding a Shabbat Tent Passover Seder at Paid Dues Festival lead by rapper Kosha Dillz at 6pm on April 7, 2012, in San Bernardino, California.

Paid Dues, one of the nation’s largest hip hop shows, coincides this year with the Jewish festival of Passover. With many Jewish attendees planning to attend the Hip Hop Fest, the Jewish rapper Kosha Dillz who is performing approached Chang Weisberg of Guerilla Union and Murs about the possibility of hosting a small Seder at the Festival for anyone who wants to participate.

With support from the Festival organizers, Kosha approached me about the possibility of Jewlicious and the Shabbat Tent project ( creating a Passover Seder complete with Matzah, grape juice and a Haggadah

With so many Jewish attendees not wanting to miss out on Passover, it made sense to help create a seder at Paid Dues. Thanks to their support, the Seder will be available to people of all backgrounds.

“This might be the first time in history that anyone ever combined live hip-hop and Passover,” said Kosha Dillz who is performing with artists such as Wu Tang, Odd Future and Mac Miller. “For me it’s the only way I can play this amazing festival with family approval.”

Information on the Holiday will also be available for all attendees at the “Shabbat Tent” through- out the day, which is slated for a 6PM Seder. You may also find some of your favorite rappers in attendance.