A salute to Israel

Teens celebrated (above) and Tzofim Caravan entertained the crowd (below) at the festival.

Nearly 500 people helped celebrate Israel’s 66th birthday at “Israel@CCJDS” on June 1. The free event, organized by Contra Costa Jewish Day School in Lafayette, featured live music, falafel and other favorite nosherei, arts and crafts and plenty of activities to keep the crowd happy. Even the weather cooperated, with sunny skies enhancing the festive spirit.