Skip To Content
The Schmooze

Jennifer Lopez Plans To Bring The Block To Tel Aviv

Jenny’s bringing the block to Tel Aviv this summer.

Jennifer Lopez will be taking the stage on August 1 at Hayarkon Park for one concert, the Jerusalem Post and the Times of Israel reported. The concert will be a part of her upcoming “It’s My Party” tour — it’s her first tour in seven years, and her first show in Israel.

The announcement comes two weeks after rumors began to swirl that the pop star might be coming to Israel. It’s a watershed for Lopez, despite rumors of an Israel concert dating back to 2016.

The one-night event, expected to attract tens of thousands, is the first date to be announced outside of the North American leg of the tour, which kicks off June 7. Lopez will arrive in Israel accompanied by a 100-person entourage (ranging from dancers to musicians to sound and light technicians) and 45 tons of equipment.

The performance will be produced by Marcel Abraham, who also produced Justin Bieber’s 2017 concert in Tel Aviv.

Despite J.Lo’s career focus has turned to acting as of late, the Grammy nominee has sold more than 80 million records worldwide and has served as a judge on “American Idol.” She is also the first woman to have a number one album and film within the same week, with the 2001 film “The Wedding Planner” and the album “J.Lo.”

And for Israelis who prefer their throwback music 80’s-style, Jon Bon Jovi will preceed Lopez at Hayarkon, on July 25.

Adrianna Chaviva Freedman is the Social Media Intern for the Forward. You can reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter @ac_freedman

I hope you appreciated this article. Before you go, I’d like to ask you to please support the Forward’s award-winning, nonprofit journalism during this critical time.

Now more than ever, American Jews need independent news they can trust, with reporting driven by truth, not ideology. We serve you, not any ideological agenda.

At a time when other newsrooms are closing or cutting back, the Forward has removed its paywall and invested additional resources to report on the ground from Israel and around the U.S. on the impact of the war, rising antisemitism and the protests on college campuses.

Readers like you make it all possible. Support our work by becoming a Forward Member and connect with our journalism and your community.

Make a gift of any size and become a Forward member today. You’ll support our mission to tell the American Jewish story fully and fairly. 

— Rachel Fishman Feddersen, Publisher and CEO

Join our mission to tell the Jewish story fully and fairly.

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.