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401583_10201305710309284_550961522_nHouse of Israel is one of the 32 exposition cottages that make up the House of Pacific Relations located on the beautiful grounds of Balboa Park, San Diego, California.

As a host to more than 12,000 international visitors per year, The House of Israel has become a vital resource for portrayal of Israel’s true past and present and a friendly gathering place for the community. Visitors learn about the diverse faces of Israel, her history, values, demographics and her contribution to the world. We showcase Israeli culture, history, and innovation, and provide a welcoming environment for our guests.


Two works of art created from matza brought Spring and Passover to the House of Israel. The matza mosaic of a sheep inspired by famous Israeli artist Menashe Kadishman is meant to invoke symbol of the Paschal Lamb. The matza Dead Sea Scroll sculpture sat atop the House’s permanent stone rendition of the Dead Sea Scrolls to offer a seasonal aspect to this historical symbol of the Land of Israel.

The pieces were created by students in 2nd-4th and 6th grade at Tifereth Israel Synagogue’s Abraham Ratner Torah School under the guidance of Rachel Naor. Students particularly enjoyed grinding matza up to make it look like sand, softening matza in order to mold it and assembling the colorful pieces of matza that they had painted into a mosaic image.

The display was so wildly popular, you can be sure we will bring it back Pesach 2016!


Israeli Food from The Grill Catering 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Entertainment from 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Kavod Elementary Choir
The Tarbuton Dancers
Zechi Ozeri
Dancing by Dalya

You are invited to the House of Israel’s 67th Annual “Lawn Program”. Come and enjoy Israeli food and Entertainment, just outside the House of Israel. Entertainment is free. Proceeds for food and refreshments support the House of Israel.

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Header’s photo: Itamar Grinberg, Entrance to an art gallery in Safed