Celebrating 20 Years of Israel Block Party! 

Texas Hillel’s annual Israel Block Party is on Wednesday, March 28th. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the nationally acclaimed event.

Israel Block Party takes place on the East Mall at the University of Texas at Austin, and it is Texas Hillel’s premier and most anticipated event of the year. Thousands of students, faculty and community members will come together to celebrate Israeli culture, explore the Texas-Israel connection and promote Israel advocacy on campus. Israel Block Party includes a large, open-air Israeli market known as a shuk, featuring traditional food, shopping, interactive educational activities and of course, live camels. 

“It’s important that students who haven’t visited Israel can learn about so many aspects of Israeli life, including politics, innovation and culture,” said Rachel Sasiene, UT Senior and Israel Block Party Event Co-Chair. Israel Block Party offers a chance for students to visit various booths to learn about Israeli government, politics, start-ups, diversity and more.

More than 60 student volunteers have been working on all aspects of the event for months - from content and logistics to marketing and fundraising – with their vision coming together for the biggest Israel Fair in the heart of campus.  To sponsor this year’s Israel, Block Party, visit Texas Hillel Israel Block Party or contact Liza Levine.

Don’t miss the 20th anniversary edition of Texas Hillel’s Israel Block Party! Stop by on March 28th between 11am and 4pm, dive into Israeli culture, grab an Aroma-style iced coffee, a falafel or shawarma, and join us to get hooked on Israel!