Israeli Shuk: Merion's Old Jerusalem Market
posted by: LBGoldman
At the Israeli Shuk, visitors of all ages can enjoy shopping, tasting, music and folk dancing, and Israeli-themed activities in a setting that will transport you to Old Jerusalem.
Adath Israel's Israeli Shuk (Market) recreates the sights, sounds, fragrances, and flavors of a Shuk in Old Jerusalem. Visitors can try popular Israeli foods, purchase Judaica and Israeli products, enjoy Israeli and Jewish music and folk dancing, and connect with non-profit organizations. Israeli-themed children's activities entertain youngsters as young as two years old.
Visitors walk through an arch into a Shuk in Old Jerusalem. From the right wafts the aroma of falafel being fried in hot oil, as baba ganoush and hummus salads beckon and corn-on-the-cob simmers in a large pot. Straight ahead is a café serving Turkish coffee, tea and baklava. Colorful awnings decorate stalls that sell kippot, Tzfat candles, Dead Sea skin products, hand-made challah and matzoh covers, exotic spices, ceramic Judaica, wooden tzedakah boxes, Israeli artwork, hand-sewn wall hangings, glass mezuzot and jewelry, honey, olive oil, jams and other foods from Haifa. There is also a Naot Sandals trunk show. Jerusalem's skyline adorns the East, while appealing sounds emanate from the town square -- the Fabulous Shpielkes Klezmer Band, Adath Israel Singers, or Israeli Dancing with Rak Dan. Curious onlookers surround a stall where an Israeli chef demonstrates her cooking techniques. Members of Hadassah, Israel Bonds, Magen David Adom and other non-profit organizations display information and discuss their causes. Children of all ages are engaged in Israeli-themed activities, while the Adath Israel Confirmation Class entertains with illustrated tales of recent adventures in Israel. Two-to-five-year-olds delight in an interactive tour of Israel. They "snorkel" in Eilat, create a giant collage in Jerusalem, squeeze oranges in Tel Aviv, and potchke in Dead Sea mud. Youngsters six-and-older participate in "boot camp" army drills and team-building activities, prepare dog bones for Israeli Guide dogs, explore an archaeological dig, and pose for photographs by the Kotel or on a camel.
The Israeli Shuk is sponsored by Adath Israel's Israeli Affairs Committee in conjunction with Nefesh B'Nefesh. Admission is free, with vendors accepting cash and personal checks for purchases. Adath Israel is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. For more information please contact Nancy Black by phone: 610-527-6010 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adath Israel, 250 North Highland Avenue, Merion Station, PA 19066
250 North Highland Avenue
Merion Station, PA
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