San Francisco hosts 15,000 for Israeli innovation event, largest of its kind in Pacific Northwest

( Fifteen-thousand people, including Israelis, Americans and Russians, recently celebrated Israel’s 65 years in the San Francisco Bay Area with a showcase of Israeli innovation through the 13th annual Israel in the Garden. Organizers say the event was the largest of its kind in the Pacific Northwest.

Click photo to download. Caption: Israeli musician Mosh Ben-Ari headed the 13th annual Israel in the Garden in the San Francisco Bay Area. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.


At the June 2 event sponsored by the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, San Francisco, “young Israeli entrepreneurs showcased their new technologies, drew hundreds of young adults for whom this was their first Israel in the Gardens," said the fund’s CEO Jennifer Gorovitz, according to the Jerusalem Post.

Israeli musician Mosh Ben-Ari headed the daylong event, which also included performances by local entertainers and the Israeli scouts (Tsofim).

“I could not be happier that this celebration, the largest of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, is focused on our connection with Israel. The Israel we bring to the gardens is vibrant, innovative and fun; from hi-tech to music to culture, this year’s event was a triumph,” said Associate Director for Arts & Culture at the Israel Center Donny Inbar, Ph.D.

Posted on June 7, 2013 .