LoveFest, a Tu B'Av Celebration w/ Jewlicious, East Side Jews & Wilshire Boulevard Temple
Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 9:00 PM - Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 1:00 AM (PDT)
Los Angeles, CA
PRE-SALE OVER - TICKETS AT THE DOOR
Jewlicious, East Side Jews + Wilshire Boulevard Temple team up to steam up the summer by hosting “LOVE FEST,” a 21+ event, on Saturday, July 20th, 2013 starting at 9:00 pm. This irreverent and modern celebration of Tu B’Av, the Jewish Day of Love, includes an aphrodisiac nosh, a live DJ, food trucks, a full bar and special guest performers. The event will last until the wee hours of the morning - or until each person finds a soulmate.
Where: Harvard Street, between 6th & Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Cost: $20; ($15 If you attend with a another single person)
To purchase tixs: http://lovefest2013.eventbrite.com/
"Lovefest celebrates the ancient Jewish festival of Tu B’Av which falls just after the saddest day in the Jewish calendar,” said Rabbi Yonah Bookstein of Jewlicious. “It
teaches that while we might be knocked down we have to pick ourselves up and continue to live and thrive."
Tu B'Av is an ancient holiday taking on new meaning in the modern world.
Originally a post-biblical day of joy, it served as a matchmaking event for unmarried women. Recently Tu B’Av has been rejuvenated in the form of a Jewish Day of Love.
“Members of East Side Jews have been talking forever about spinning the notion of matchmaking,” said Jill Soloway, founding member of East Side Jews. “We're taking
on the idea of b'shert with humor and surprise, appealing to people who would never, ever show up at a singles event. We want people to know they can leave with their dignity as well as a few phone numbers.” Added Soloway: “Reverend Moon's mass weddings were a huge inspiration, so we might just marry people off in large groups that night. Two of my favorite comedians, Brett Gelman and Morgan Murphy, will be onstage matchmaking throughout night, putting their yenta skills to good use.”
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Jewlicious, and its parent organization JConnect, is the largest grassroots organization in the country devoted to engaging young adult participation in Jewish life through music, festivals, holiday celebrations, social gatherings, tikkun olam and social action.
About East Side Jews
East Side Jews, a core program of the Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center (SIJCC), is an irreverent, upstart, non-denominational collective of Jews living in Los Angeles' East Side. We hold monthly events at unlikely venues during unpopular holidays for Jews with confused identities.
About Wilshire Boulevard Temple
Welcome to Wilshire Boulevard Temple, a Reform congregation that values both tradition and innovation as it moves members to a deeper love of Torah, God, Israel and Tikkun Olam (social action). Whether at our landmark Erika J. Glazer Family Campus* or the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Campus in West Los Angeles you will find a warm, embracing and inclusive congregation.
Founded in 2002, Reboot engages and inspires young, Jewishly-unconnected cultural creatives, innovators and thought-leaders who, through their candid, introspective conversations and creativity, generate projects that impact the Jewish world and beyond.