On Thursday, July 25, 2013, the Tzofim Friendship Caravan will perform at 7 p.m. in Lawrence Plaza in Bentonville. This is a free performance open to the community.
The Caravan has visited Northwest Arkansas during the past eight summers and has performed at venues including the Jones Center, Boys & Girls Club of Benton County and the Northwest Arkansas Community College. The group is being sponsored by the Arkansas Jewish Federation, Congregation Etz Chaim and Temple Shalom in Northwest Arkansas.
The Friendship Caravan is part of a delegation sent to North America each summer to represent the State of Israel. Each caravan includes 10 performers — ages 16 and 17 — and two adult leaders. Combining music, dance and humor, the performances appeal to audiences of all ages, races and religions. The performing teens also tell their own personal stories and dreams between songs, introducing audience members to the cultural diversity of Israel.
Caravan members are part of the International Scouting Movement. The Tzofim Movement is the only non-political, non-sectarian youth movement in the state of Israel. Each performer goes through an extensive selection process to earn a spot in this special delegation.
Local families from Congregation Etz Chaim and Temple Shalom will be hosting the caravan members in their homes during their visit to Northwest Arkansas.
This is a great way to see an entertaining show while also gaining more insight into a different culture. For more info and a video preview of the Caravan’s performances, click HERE.