Hot Israeli band to perform at mega community concert

By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Community 
Development & Operations

The Lehigh Valley will come together for a one-night-only, all-the-way-from-Israel performance by popular band Hatikva 6 on Nov. 21 at the Musikfest Café at SteelStacks.

With 40 million YouTube views and countless hits at the top of the Israeli charts, Hatikva 6 is renowned for its global and roots style with Hebrew, English and French lyrics.

“We wanted something positive, exciting and fun to bring the community together,” said Lauren Rabin, who is co-chairing the event with Aliette Abo and Carol Steinberg. 

“Hatikva 6 is a globally inspired band. They are multilingual, socially aware and extremely popular in Israel,” Rabin continued. “Their inspiring music represents Israeli culture, and we wanted to bring a little taste of that to the Lehigh Valley to celebrate Israel, each other and our community as a whole.”

For co-chair Abo, the mission is simple: bring the unity to community.

“Music can be the proponent of peace and unification,” Abo said. “We are excited to bring people together to enjoy and celebrate each other.”

The concert is presented by the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley, on behalf of its community partners, and is open to all.

“I think it shows that Federation has a big tent and wants to bring the whole community together,” said co-chair Steinberg. “Whether you’re active in one organization or another, or you’re not active in any organization, it’s a chance to get together, have fun and support our common goals.”

Included with each general admission ticket is valet parking, wine and sweet and savory bites. Sponsors will have reserved seating and the opportunity to meet the band after the performance.

“This concert will have an extraordinary impact,” said Abo. “It will be reflected for a long time to come.”

This event will sell out, so get your tickets now! General admission tickets are $100. Sponsorships start at $500 and benefit the Jewish Federation in its mission to provide social services for people in need locally, in Israel and around the world. To purchase tickets and sponsorships, visit or to learn more, visit