Wednesday: Israel Solidarity, Korean-Style, At The Kings Bay Y


South Korea, longtime friends of Israel since the birth of the Jewish state in 1948, will demonstrate its solidarity with the Holy Land this week through music and dance.

The Kings Bay YM-YWHA will host the Shalom Yerushalayim Cultural Festival 2013 this Wednesday, August 14 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and again from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Y’s main facility, 3495 Nostrand Avenue between Avenue U and Avenue V.

The unique event will feature presentations by Korean singers (performing selections from the operas “Isaac and Rebekah” and “Esther”) as well as modern and Korean fan dancers and award-winning tae kwon do artists. A fashion show of traditional Korean costumes will also be featured.

The free performances, sponsored by the organization Korean Christians for Shalom Israel, are intended to build further unity between the Jewish and Korean communities as well as expressing solidarity with Israel. Admission is free and the community is invited to attend.

The Shalom Yerushalayim Festival is a three-day event that will entertain audiences at the Kings Bay Y and two other locations around the city, including the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park.