The Los Angeles Jewish community showed up en masse for the annual Simchas Bais Hashoeva in the streets of Hollywood.
The Succos Festival and Concert is an annual project of Chabad of North Hollywood and Chabad of the Valley, in association with corporate sponsors, the Jewish Link, Cambridge Farms/Glatt Mart and Milano Collection Wigs.
The MC and Host of the event, Rabbi Nachman Abend, opened the evening introducing singer Eli Marcus to the stage and thanking Jonathan Herzog, who along with Abend organizes the event every year.
Marcus was followed on stage by singer Uri Davidi and they were both accompanied by composer and pianist Shai Bachar, who flew in from New York to join the Shira Orchestra for a memorable evening.
As the night progressed, a growing crowd estimated at 1,500 people was formally welcomed by Rabbi Aaron Abend, Chabad of North Hollywood’s Executive Director.
The Family Succos Festival and Concert also featured a performance by Nissan Friedman, together with street performers, fire jugglers, acrobats, balloon artists, a stilt walker and a variety of food vendors all keeping the streets of Hollywood on a closed off Burbank Boulevard buzzing with excitement.