Congregation Kneseth Israel, co-sponsors with the Baltimore Zionist District, Temple Beth Shalom in Arnold and Congregation Kol Shalom in Annapolis, hosts The Tzofim Friendship Caravan on Thursday July 25, 2013 at 6:30pm. The Tzofim Friendship Caravan, a group of ten talented teens, will bring Israeli culture, excitement, and entertainment to our Annapolis community through song, dance, and audience participation. The event is free and open to the public
Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, The Tzofim Caravan is a summer delegation of ten teenagers sent from Israel traveling across the United States and Canada bringing Israeli culture, music and dance, as well as a message of peace.
The Caravan is made up of five girls, five boys and two Caravan leaders from all over Israel. In order to be in the Caravan, these teenagers went through a highly competitive selection process and were chosen based on their maturity, fluency in English, and performance skills. As shlichim, or Israeli delegates, these teens have a love for Israel and a desire to share that with North Americans.
There are four Caravans that visit each summer: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and West Coast. The Caravans have been to over 45 states, and have also been to China, the Ukraine, the UK and even represented Israel at the 2012 Olympics. Thiers goal is to bring Israeli culture to as many places as they can.
One of the many things that make the Caravan so unique is the ability to meet the needs of any community. The Caravan has been known to perform at Shabbat services, JCCs, churches, Boy/ Girl Scout events, Hindu temples, public and Jewish schools, day and overnight camps, senior citizen homes and even baseball games.
Located in Annapolis, Congregation Kneseth Israel has served the Jewish community of Anne Arundel County for over 100 years. For more information about Congregation Kneseth Israel, visit www.knesethisrael.org.