Yom Ha'atzmaut Celebration and Concert with Hadag Nahash

Join the Bay Area's Jewish community to celebrate Israel @ 70!

You are invited to a special celebration of Yom Ha'atzmaut in San Francisco, presented by Congregation Emanu-El, Jewish National Fund, the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, the Israeli American Council, the Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest, the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, and Sterling Bank & Trust / Seligman Family Foundation!

4:00 – 6:00 pm: Israeli “Shuk” (market) with activities for the whole family, music, and food for purchase

6:00 – 7:30 pm: Torchlight ceremony and musical performance by Israel’s biggest hip hip/funk band, Hadag Nahash

Tickets: $18 for adults ages 18+, $10 for students and children ages 10-17, no charge for children under 10

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Walk-ins cannot be accomodated.

Please bring a valid ID for security purposes. No oversized bags or backpacks allowed.

Additional sponsors: American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, American Friends of the Hebrew University, American Jewish Committee, American Technion Society, Brandeis Marin, The Brandeis School of San Francisco, Congregation Beth Sholom, Congregation Sherith Israel, Jewish Community High School of the Bay Area, Jewish Community Relations Council, and StandWithUs

April 29, 2018
12:00 AM
Congregation Emanu-El
2 Lake Street
San Francisco


Organized By: 
Congregation Emanu-El, Jewish National Fund, Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, Israeli American Council, Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Event Contact Person: 
Tal Shaked
Hadag Nahash
Hadag Nahash, meaning Snake Fish, is one of the most successful acts in Israeli popular music today. Though usually described as hip-hop, Hadag Nahash music also incorporates funk, jazz, electro, rock and even Middle Eastern sounds. The band is frequently compared to Philadelphia’s “the Roots” due to their use of live instruments. Hadag Nahash lyrics are known for provocative political and social content, and have on several occasions sparked public debate in primetime Israeli print, radio, television outlets- and even in the Knesset, Israel's parliament.

Hadag Nahash was formed in the spring of 1996 in Jerusalem. Its six members include Sha'anan David Streett—lead vocalist; DJ Guy Mar—turntables, MPC and vocals; Shlomi Alon—saxophone and vocals; David Klemes—keyboards; Yaya Cohen Harounoff—bass guitar; and 'Atraf' Moshe Asaraf—drums.

Hadag Nahash has sold out concerts throughout North America and Europe, including prestigious venues such as Budapest’s Sziget Festival, Chicago’s House of Blues, New York’s Knitting Factory and Webster Hall, San Francisco’s Ruby Sky, and Toronto’s Ricoh Colliseum. The band has also collaborated with major international artists, such as Arrested Development, the Black Eyed Peas, Cypress Hill, Matisyahu, and Saian Supa Kru (of France).