Before the UCONN student body headed into exam season, they had a chance to experience something different at Israel Fest, a festival celebrating Israel and her culture.
CAMERA – supported group Huskies for Israel geared the event specifically towards students who held no prior knowledge about Israel.
The group succeeded in their goal. The event had a great turn out and exposed students and professors alike to Israel’s traditional and modern culture. The attendees learned how Israel, a democracy in the Middle East, thrives, lives and contributes to the world.
The festival included a variety of booths about Israeli culture. They ranged from the ‘shuk’ booth, portraying Israel’s exciting, traditional style marketplace, to an Israeli technological innovation booth, presenting some of the many great technological advances Israel has made for its society and the world. Other booths included presentations on the Israel Defense Forces, Tel Aviv, Israeli art, and a fun camel booth.
After Israel Fest, some students left surprised, one claiming he “had no idea how many amazing things come out of Israel, and how important Israel is.” They all left with a new perspective on Israel and some even with a newfound curiosity about the tiny, New Jersey-sized Jewish State that students hear so much about on campus.