Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Jewlicious Festival Feb. 19-21 in Long Beach

JConnect and Jewlicious Festival in collaboration with Beach Hillel and Jewish Student Services are delighted to announce further details regarding the sixth annual world-famous Jewlicious Music Arts and Culture Festival. The three-day festival, which will be held February 19-21, 2010 on the grounds of the massive Alpert Jewish Community Center in Long Beach, California will feature an impressive roster of the most talented musicians, comedians and other artists producing contemporary Jewish culture.

Each year for the past five years, Jewlicious has been described as "unlike any other weekend in Jewish history," and Jewlicious 2010 promises to be the best event on record. The festival’s eclectic and diverse program gathers in one place—and for three unforgettable days—the leading Jewish musicians, artists, teachers, change-makers, and writers from across the United States and around the world.

“The Jewlicious Music Arts and Culture Festival has been widely described as a perfect blend of Jewish summer camp, Coachella, Burning Man and Sundance,” explains festival founder and director Rabbi Yonah Bookstein.

On Saturday night, February 20, on the festival’s Main Stage from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Electro Morocco of New York (, Moshav (, and the Kosha Dillz Band of New York ( will perform.

SoulSpeak ( and Diwon ( will host the after-party from midnight to 4:00 a.m. in the DJ Lounge.

On Sunday, February 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Basya Schecter Duo (, Rav Shmuel (, and Yael Meyer ( will take to the Acoustic Stage.

The Comedy Stage will come alive Saturday, February 20, beginning at 8:00 p.m., with appearances by Smooth E (, Robin Reiser (, Simcha Levenberg (, Lizzy Cooperman ( and Kira Soltanovich (, the star of “Girls Behaving Badly.”

The festival’s exciting list of presenters includes Noah Alpert, founder of Noah’s Bagels; Talya Lev, an Israeli human rights activist; Sasha Perry, a Jewish environmental activist; David Abitbol, an internet genius and the founder of; Chaim Davids, chef of The Kitchen Table; Lee Weisman, the former Librarian of the Dalai Lama; Lisa Klug, author of Cool Jew; David Aaron, Jerusalem based author of Living a Joyous Life: The True Spirit of Jewish Practice; Marcus J. Freed, London born Jewish Yogi and Actor; and many more.

“Jewlicious has grown tenfold in scope and diversity since it was founded in 2005 and has become a veritable rite of passage for an increasing number young Jews,” says Rabbi Yonah Bookstein.

David Abitbol, founder of adds, “What started as an underdog is now a national phenomena. The sixth iteration of The Jewlicious Festival continues to advance in its groundbreaking approach to grassroots marketing and student submitted programming in what is arguably its most open source version yet.”

In 2009, Jewlicious attracted more than 1,000 Jewish students & young adults from more than 60 colleges and universities, 20 states, and six countries, and festival organizers are seeking to top that record with their impressive line-up of talent.

Vendors, organizations, and companies interested in participating in the Jewlicious Festival are encouraged to contact or call the festival office at (310) 277-5544.

Jewlicious Festival is produced by JConnect in collaboration with Long Beach Hillel, Jewish Student Services, and For ticket information and more details—new performers and presenters are being announced all the time—visit

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