Southbury, CT – On Thursday, June 6, The Watermark at East Hill will welcome the Tzofim Friendship Caravan, a teenage performance troupe from Israel. The performance will take place at 1:00 p.m. at the retirement community, located at 611 East Hill Road in Southbury.

The Tzofim Friendship Caravan is comprised of ten teenagers and two adult leaders who travel throughout the United States and Canada each summer with the goal of exposing audiences to the vast cultural diversity of Israel. Each performance consists of traditional songs in Hebrew, Yiddish and English, as well as traditional dances.

“Through their interactive and highly energetic performances, the Tzofim Friendship Caravan does a tremendous job promoting peace and goodwill,” said Michelle Bettigole, Executive Director of The Watermark at East Hill. “We are thrilled to welcome them to The Watermark, and we hope our residents and members of the greater Southbury community will take advantage of this unique opportunity, and overall entertaining experience, to learn about Israeli culture.”

Every caravan participant is a member of the 60,000-member Tzofim Movement (Israeli Scouts), the only non-political and non-sectarian youth movement in Israel. In order to be chosen to for the Tzofim Friendship Caravan, each teenager is put through a highly competitive selection process based on their fluency in English, performance skills, and maturity.

The June 6 performance is free and open to the public, however reservations are required. To RSVP please contact The Watermark at East Hill at 203-262-6868. For more information on the Tzofim Friendship Caravan, please visit