Independent Jewish Synagogue in Asheville, NC

Cafe Israel – Israeli food, music, films, dancing and more!


April 30, 2023    
11:00 am

Event Type

Join us on Sunday, April 30th to celebrate Israel’s 75th birthday with another energetic cultural immersion into Israeli food, music and dance.

  • Traditional recipes with a vegan/vegetarian twist;
  • Live Israeli & Hebrew music with O–vadya;
  • Family fun with inflatables and balloon twisting;
  • Performances by Israeli Folk Dance, Charlotte;
  • Israeli films and community booths; and
  • Silent auction treasures from local artists and businesses.

This year’s celebration is dedicated to Hanan Weizman (z”l), beloved CBI member and founder of our festival.

Registrants of the Jewish Community Center’s Falafel 5K, our sister event, receive a free falafel sandwich at Cafe Israel following the athletic event’s conclusion.

Our generous sponsors:


Theodor Herzl Sponsors:

  • Wendy Feinberg
  • Jonas & Meryl Goldstein
  • Helene & Saul Nathanson
  • Alan Nichol & Barb Lebovitz
  • William & Barbara Lewin
  • Nest Realty – Natalie Kramer Shaw
  • Mike Weizman & Della Simon
  • Caren Kessler
  • Bob & Leslie Goldstein
  • Mary Rubin

Ben Gurion Sponsors:

  • Lee Avishai
  • Charles Griggs
  • Barbara Lebovitz

Golda Meir Sponsors:

  • Carol Cohen
  • Ingles
  • Fresh Market
  • Harris Teeter
  • Trader Joes
  • Green Live/Whole Foods
  • Walmart
  • Sam’s Club
  • SavMor