Tracey Shipley
Youth, family and addictions counselor/creative therapist

A Two-Day JERUSALEM Woodstock Festival

It’s been 50 years since the original Woodstock Festival in 1969.  A festival that goes down in the annals of music history as a festival like no other.  So many of us have wished we were old enough to attend and be a part of such an amazing event.  Well here is your opportunity to join our own Woodstock Festival right here in Jerusalem, an exciting festival which promises to be the largest music festival Jerusalem has ever seen.

Hitorerut, the largest party in City Hall is organizing a celebration of peace and love.  Starting on Thursday August 29th and finishing on Friday August 30th, the Silo Café down the tracks from the First Station will be hosting Jerusalem’s “Jerustock” featuring over 20 bands performing music from the Woodstock concert and era.

The event will begin at 3pm with jamming and continuing until 4:30 when the teen bands take the stage. At 6pm David Gindis begins his set with Creedence Clearwater Revival followed by Yitzhok Meir Malek and his amazing rendition of Bob Dylan. By seven the young Israeli bands begin their sets playing tribute to the best of the 60’s.  Tamar and Natanel will perform the favorites of Simon and Garfunkel joined by other bands performing Crosby Stills and Nash, Buffalo Springfield, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Joe Cocker and more.

At 11pm the speakers will be turned off and a bon fire will be lit surrounded by acoustic guitar and soulful singing.  Participants are invited to sleep under the stars and to wake up to pancakes and smoothies from the Silo Café. By 11am the concert continues with more bands and ending with our own Elevator Band and their rendition of the Grateful Dead. This will be a family-friendlywoodstock 2019 design alcohol and smoke-free event!!

The entrance fee is considerably inexpensive so that everyone can join. Only 40 shekels for adults in advance and 30 shekels for kids, seniors and soldiers, and 50 sh and 40 shekels respectively at the door. All of the profits will be used to foster alcohol free music programs and concerts for youth through the Hitorerut Youth Division.

For more information feel free to contact me: Tracey Shipley at 0548108918 or at email

About the Author
Tracey Shipley is a youth and family counselor specializing in addictions and family communication. She was born in the US and moved to Israel in 1984 to continue her studies in Art Therapy. She moved back to the US in 1989 and began working in a drug rehab for teens where she was trained while she worked as a primary counselor. She moved back to Israel in 1996 and continued her work in addictions at the Jerusalem Methadone Clinic for a total of 9 years. She initiated projects for the children of the addicts at the Methadone Clinic, Established a program for Ethiopian Teens educating them about their culture and opened the Jerusalem School of Rock program which helps to create teen rock bands and established monthly teen music events at downtown venues where teens perform for their friends in a teen friendly exciting atmosphere. In addtion to her projects Tracey is the English Speaking Volunteer Coordinator for Emunah Jerusalem.
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