IN 2015 ICE CREAM FOR BREAKFAST DAY IS Feb 7th!
                
( Don't let it sneak up on you ;)   
(~The Lists and Hagadah Shel Gleeda begin halfway down~)
The Ice Cream For Breakfast Day Story:
Once upon a time there was a little girl named Ruth and a
little boy named Joe.  Ruth  and Joe grew up in the back of
beyond in New York state where it was very very cold.  
Every winter between New Year's Eve and Passover, life in
up-state New York got extremely boring, so their parents
invented a holiday to brighten up the dreary days of winter.  
It was called Ice Cream For Breakfast Day.  This was a
wonderful holiday for children and parents alike because to
celebrate you had to eat ice cream for breakfast on the
first Saturday in February.

Well, Ruth  and Joe grew up and went away to a university.  
They made many friends and taught them all about Ice Cream
For Breakfast Day.  After college Ruth had a roomate named
Barry to whom she also told about this tradition.  Many
years later, Barry met Itzah C. Kret in Washington, D.C. and
converted him into an Ice Cream For Breakfast Day
observer.  

Nobody has kept precise track but through word of mouth
ICFBD has been celebrated in many homes, states and
countries all over the world.  Some people give parties with
musical instruments, others simply celebrate with family
members.  There is no right or wrong so long as you follow
the 3 plus 1  simple Ice Cream for Breakfast Day Rules

(1) Eat ice cream
(2) for breakfast
(3) on the first Saturday in February

(4) spread the word

The rest is up to you!

You can become an Official Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
Ambassador!  Simply send this link to seven of your friends
who you think might be interested.
If you're interested in renting the c.kret
family's costa rica beach villa,
click here.
Itzah C. Kret Home Page
Man with the Sneezes Page
My Nutty Neighbors Page
Mop 'Til You Drop Page
Contact Itzah C. Kret
International Ice Cream for
Breakfast Links:

Unofficial ICFBD Frequently Asked
Questions (FAQ)

The first (known) published calendar
denoting ICFBD

Front Page Newpaper Article on ICFBD  

SAMPLE ICFBD cake from Los Angeles, CA

Sample IICFBD Invitation from
VANCOUVER, BC

Sample ICFBD Invitation from Lucent
Technologies, in Lisle, Illinois (Lucent
also celebrates at the Whippany and
Holmdel, NJ locations!)

Sample ICFBD Invitation from London

Sample ICFBD Invitation from
Washington, D.C.

Sample ICFBD Invitation from New York

Sample ICFBD Invitation from Montreal

Sample ICFBD Invitation from Lake Tahoe

Sample ICFBD Invitation from Bellvue,
Washington
THE LIST FOR 2006 includes:
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND (the first to celebrate), Cochabama, BOLIVIA, Royal Flat in Mandeville, JAMAICA,
Bangalore, INDIA, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND, Melbourne, Bellevue Hill (near Bondi Beach, Sydney)
AUSTRALIA,  Huangzhou, CHINA,  London, ENGLAND,  Vancouver, BC & St. John's NEWFOUNDLAND,
CANADA, Jerusalem,  (Talipot Neighborhood), Kibbutz Gezer & Ketura (in the Negev) ISRAEL, and Montevideo,
URUGUAY
In the U.S :
Bozeman, MT, Oklahoma City, OK, Boston, MA,  Chicago, IL, Capitol Hill, SE, DC, Albany,
Hartsdale, Queensbury, Syracuse, Red Hook and  Rochester NY,  Minneapolis, MN, St. Paul, MN, Cleveland,
OH, Bethesda, Potomac and Severna Park,  MD.

Still waiting for positive confirmation from Palmer Station, or McMurdo, Antarctica, Hawaii and American
Samoa.

THE LIST FOR 2007 ,  we heard from:
MISSY MOO'S ICE CREAM CAFE in Dubbo, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
and celebrants in Beijing & Huangzhou CHINA, Bellevue Hill (near Sydney)
AUSTRALIA, Vancouver,
BC, CANADA
In the US: RX Trails in Ellicot City, MD, (it appears to be an office event), Los
Angeles, CA,  Bozeman, MT, Miami, FL, Alexandria, VA, Westport, CT,  
Queensbury, Hartsdale, Albany,  NY, Bethesda, MD, Washington, D.C.,
Minneapolis, MN, Oakland, CA, Queensbury, NY, St. Paul, MN
THE LIST FOR 2008- WE HEARD FROM
BEIJING, CHINA (5th year),HANGZHOU (2nd year),CAIRO, EGYPT,GENEVA,
SWITZERLAND,LONDON, ENGLAND,BEIT HAKEREM, JERUSALEM (20th year)
BEIT SHEMESH, ISRAEL,SYDNEY,AUSTRALIA (3rd year - 1st@tamarama- -overlooking
the Tasman Sea!),MODIIN, ISRAEL, JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (8th Year! @Talpiot)
BEIJING, CHINA, OXFORD, U.K., HIGHLAND PARK, IL, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (2nd
year), CASTRO VALLEY, CA, WALDORF, MD (anchor fellowship reformed presbyterian
church - women's bible study), HARTSDALE, NY (11th year), BRANFORD, CT
PITTSBURGH, PA (the upper saint clair community of girl scouts...and moms!)
QUEENSBURY, NY,WHITE PLAINS, NY, WEST ORANGE, NJ (8th year! @ Congregation
Ohr Torah), LISLE, IL (5th year! alcatel-lucent f.k.a. lucent technologies), BETHESDA,
MD (28th year),CLEVELAND, OH (heights jewish ctr synagogue), ROCHESTER, NY
PHILADELHIA, PA, WESTPORT, CT, PASADENA, CA, OAKLAND, CA (2nd year!)
ELLICOT CITY, MD (rx trails),BRISTOL, CT (Girl Scout Troop 60589), POTOMAC, MD
(10TH YEAR!), NEVADA CITY, CA, ALBANY, NY, ST. PAUL, MN
also checkout icecreamforbreakfastday.blogspot.com
Webmaster:  Eye'ma C. Kret -- Contact Me
In 2004, we heard from ICFBD celebrants in far off places
including: Japan, Jerusalem, Montevideo, Uruguay, St. John's
Newfoundland.  
If you'd like your home town (exotic or not) to be listed as a place where
someone celebrated  just
CLICK HERE TO SEND AN EMAIL to let us
know so we can post the info.
THE LIST  for 2005 (just a sampling of places)Jodhpur,
INDIA
; Wellington, NEW ZEALAND; Vancouver, B.C./CANADA; Melbourne,
AUSTRALIA; London, ENGLAND; Livermore, California; USA, CHINA,
Kibbutz Gezer, ISRAEL; Shoham, Kiron and Yehud, ISRAEL, Princeton, NJ;
Lisle, IL, Longwood and Winter Springs FL; Nashua and Hudson NH; Hadley,
MA; Philadelphia, PA; Bloomington IN,  Minneapolis MN, Bozeman, MT,  
Cleveland OH,  Hadley, MA, Washington, D.C.  and  Bethesda MD, Seattle,
WA, and last but certainly not least, Fuquay Varina, (I didn't make that one up)
NC, USA) and Lucketts, VA(also in 05 & 04)
Still waiting for positive confirmation  from Palmer or
McMurdo Station, Antarctica
If you're planning an Ice Cream for
Breakfast Day event and want us to
post info about it on this site,
email us
WORDS OF WISDOM FORWARDED FROM
A   SOURCE @ MONTANA STATE
UNIVERSITY
"My advice to you is not to inquire why or wither but just
enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate--that's my
philosophy."
---Thornton Wilder
"A little ice cream, tumbled about, anon, becomes a mountain."  
--paraphrased from King John, by Shakespeare
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to see something in Japanese, click on the blog below.
http://onohiroki.cocolog-nifty.com/handshaking/2007/02/post_
e10b.html
** REAL NEWS from 2007 **
**It is with sadness that we've been informed that February 3, 2007 will
be the first ICFBD celebrated without Florence Rappaport.  She is the
grandma who invented ICFBD.  May we celebrate her life and remember
her gifts to all of us.

*We've received one unconfirmed report that authorities in CHINA, have
internally blocked the link to ICFBD.   Nevertheless, there will be
celebrations both in HUANZHOU and BEIJING.
The list for 2009
We've heard from
TAMARANA, AUSTRALIA(NEAR SYDNEY-4TH  YR)HONG KONG, CHINA
(WELCOME!)CAIRO, EGYPT (2ND YR) BEN GURION UNIVERSITY,
BEER SHEBA, ISRAELHANOI, VIETNAM   (1ST YEAR - WELCOME !!!)
VANCOUVER, BC BEIT SHEMESH, ISRAEL KIBBUTZ KETURA,* (NEGEV,
ISRAEL) MODIIN, ISRAEL (15TH YEAR!)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA ! OXFORD, UK  (2ND YEAR)

COLUMBIA, MO PHILADELPHIA, PA ALEXANDRIA, VA (Burgundy Farm
Country Day School) PITTSBURGH, PA  (Pittsburgh Geocaching Assoc.)
Upper St. Clair, PA (Western PA Girl Scout Troop #51241)
NEVADA CITY, CA (NEVADA UNION H.S.- NEVADA CITY COHOUSING)
HIGHLAND PARK, IL BRANFORD, CT (2ND YEAR) PHOENIX, AZ
QUEENSBURY, NY VERONA, NJ  (CONGREGATION BETH AHM)
WEST ORANGE, NJ  (CONGREGATION OHR TORAH)
COLLEGE PARK, MD  (U OF MD. HILLELl) ALEXANDRIA, VA  (TRINITY
UNITED METHODIST CH.) ROCHESTER, NY (WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
DECADES AGO!! MOSCOW, ID  (20TH YEAR) WESTPORT,  CT (3RD
YEAR) BOZEMAN, MT  (20 YEARS) NEW YORK, NY
FAIRPORT, NY  (MOONLIGHT CREAMERY)ELLICOTT CITY, MD (Rx
Trails) AMHERST, NH PLAINSBORO, NJ ALBANY, NY (B'NAI SHALOM
CONGREGATION)  OAKLAND, CA  (6TH OLYMPIAD) PASADENA,
CA  (3RD YEAR) NORTHHAMPTON, MA (3RD YEAR
) WASHINGTON, D.C.
BRISTOL, CT (2nd Yr, Girl Scout Troop # 60589 !)

*Anybody have a clue what גלידה לארוחת בוקר looks like?
click here to see the Best ICFBD Invitation of 2009
GOOD news for 2010

*Philadelphia ICFBDers collect donations for relief efforts
in Haiti and feature homemade girlscout cookie ice cream
to honor all the great service girl scouts do!

*the cutting board cafe in ridgefield, ct holds 2nd annual
icfbd celebration with
free* ice cream for kids under 12!!!
Click here to
see facebook event from 2009
This year there'll be whoopie pie ice cream sundaes and
possibly homemade kit kat milkshakes.
*with purchase of a breakfast or lunch

*Kehilat Achva, Modiin, Israel will be celebrating
immediately after shabbat services.
"All welcome (b.y.o.i.c.) Sprinkles on us!"

*the town scoop recently opened in mocksville, NORTH
CAROLINA and will celebrate IICFBD !

* Ben & Jerry's decided to reintroduce phish food to israel!

*click HERE FOR MOONLIGHT CREAMERY
ARTICLE
CLICK HERE TO SEE FAMOUS
HAWAIIANS CELEBRATING IN AN
INVITE FROM VANCOUVER
CLICK HERE TO SEE GIRL SCOUT TROOP
#51241
CELEBRATING WITH A TON OF ICE
CREAM
The List for 2010 INCLUDES
Minneapolis, MINNESOTA, Fairport, NEW YORK (Moonlight Creamery!!!) Ridgefield,
CONNECTICUT (The Cutting Board Cafe) Modiin, ISRAEL (2nd Yr- Two groups, same town),
Talpiot, ISRAEL Bethesda, MARYLAND, Highland Park, ILLINOIS, Washington, D.C. Tamarama,
AUSTRALIA! (5th Yr) see invitation above Olathe, KANSAS!, Mocksville, NORTH CAROLINA
(1st year at the recently opened Town Scoop!!!), Beer Sheva, ISRAEL (student dorms @ Ben
Gurion University - 2nd Year), Bet Shemesh, ISRAEL, Cairo, EGYPT  Pittsburgh,
PENNSYLVANIA (@ Kings Family Restaurant, Pittsburgh Geocaching Assoc. Event), Upper St.
Claire, PENNSYLVANIA (Girl Scout Troop #51241) Plain, WASHINGTON, Mount Desert Island,
MAINE! Talpiot, JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (15th year!), New Orleans, LOUISIANA!, Naperville,
ILLINOIS, Branford, CONNECTICUT Vancouver, BC CANADA (See 2010 Olympic mascot above
left) Albany, NEW YORK (5th yr @ B'nai Shalom Reform Congregation) Philadelphia,
PENNSYLVANIA, Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA !!! Beit Hakarem, JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (23rd
year!) Davidsonville, MARYLAND, Annapolis, MARYLAND, Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS,
Huangzhou, CHINA (4th Year!),Shanghai, CHINA
click to see the BEST ICFBD invite 2010
Click here to See Vancouver 2010 Olympic Mascot hitting
the sauce....the tragic figure is also our mascot for the
day!
THE LIST FOR 2011 includes:
Fairport, NEW YORK (Moonlight Creamery !!!), Jacksonville, FLORIDA (1ST YEAR -WELCOME!)
Hong Kong,
CHINA, Beit Shemesh, ISRAEL, Mount Desert Island, MAINE, Seattle,
WASHINGTON, Talpiot, JERUSALEM, ISRAEL, Las Vegas, NEVADA (a MOM's club- 1st year -
welcome!), Kibbutz Gezer,
ISRAEL  (20th Year!), Chevy Chase, WASHINGTON, DC
Bethesda, MARYLAND, Bozeman, MONTANA, Sierra Madre, CALIFORNIA
Sydney, AUSTRALIA, Philadelphia, PENNSYLVANIA, Kibbutz Ketura, ISRAEL (29TH YEAR!)
Seattle,
WASHINGTON (@ Molly Moon's Ice Cream), Lockeford, CALIFORNIA
Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS, Modiin, ISRAEL (2nd year!), Highland Park, ILLINOIS
Upper St. Claire, PENNSYLVANIA (Girl Scout Troop#51241), Menomonie, WISCONSIN (Town's
1st Celebration!) ,Vancouver,  
B.C., CANADA, Tel Aviv, ISRAEL (several locations)
Branford,
CONNECTICUT, Beit Shemesh, ISRAEL, (2nd year), Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA (2nd
year), Johannesburg,
SOUTH AFRICA (2nd year), Telluride, COLORADO ,Hadley,
MASSACHUSETTS, Albany, NEW YORK (6th year @Bnai Sholom Reform Congregation  -            
Avon,
CONNECTICUT,  (-With recitation of Hallel),  Edgewater, MARYLAND (2ND YEAR!)
Saskatchewan,  
CANADA (Red Hat Societies ofSaskatoon-1st year, Welcome!) ,Albany, NEW
YORK
( 2nd group same city), Pasadena, CALIFORNIA, Upper St. Clair, PENNSYLVANIA (not a
duplicate, 2nd Girl Scout Troop a
nd Pittsburgh area Geocatchers) ,Tampa, FLORIDA - 1ST
YEAR, WELCOME, Dutchess County,
NEW YORK, Denver, COLORADO, Reston, VIRGINIA
Benton Harbor, MICHIGAN, Cabin John, MARYLAND, Alexandria, VIRGINIA (Burgundy Farm
Country Day School--the science students made their ice cream the week before!)
Sandy,
UTAH (First year!  Welcome!)
CLICK HERE FOR MOONLIGHT
CREAMERY'S 2011 UPLIFTING
FACEBOOK POSTING!!!
See Bozeman, MT 2011 invitation and
HAIKU Raffle prize!
click here for MOLLY MOON'S ICE CREAM blogspot
"Protect Planet Earth--It's the Only
Known source of Ice Cream"
*Winner*!   Best Motto 2011
from Menomonie, WI
click here, LISTEN to
Wisconsin Public Radio 2011!!
(select show #110203F)
click here to See how the holiday was celebrated
in the blizzard of 2010
READ the most touching email received
in 2011 from TAMPA, FLORIDA!
See Double Rainbow 2011 Invite from
VANCOUVER, BC CANADA
See Sentient Bacon Pictures from RESTON, VA, 2011
see DENVER, CO family celebrating in 2011
The List for 2012: We heard from
Kibbutz Ketura, Israel (since "the 80's")Yehilat Achva, MODIIN, ISRAEL (4th Year!)
Talpiot, JERUSALEM (8th Year)Bethesda, MARYLAND (28th year!)
SUNY at GENESEO, NEW YORK will be hosting in ALL THE DINING HALLS !!!
Vancouver, B.C. CANADA,Northfield, MINNESOTA!,Seattle, WASHINGTON
Beit Shemesh, ISRAEL (14th Year!),Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA (4th Year, Pittsburgh Area Geo
Caching Association),Upper St. Clair, PENNSYLVANIA (Girl Scouts of Upper St. Clair)
Beit Hakerem, JERUSALEM ISRAEL (22nd Year-- it's an unofficial holiday on their shul calendar)
Branford, CONNECTICUT,Albany, NEW YORK (7th year at B'nai Sholom Reform Congregation)
Verona, NEW JERSEY (20th year on and off at Congregation Beth Ahm),Philadelphia,
PENNSYLVANIA,Wheaton, MARYLAND, Rochester, NEW YORK (Congregation Beth Hakneses
Hachodosh), Brooklyn, NEW YORK (1st time! Montanez Family),Washington, DC
Boise, IDAHO,Hamilton, ONTARIO (1st year!),Spencerport, NEW YORK (2nd year!)
St. Louis, MISSSOURI (1st year, John Bextermiller family & friends), Sierra Madre, CALIFORNIA
click here to see a fun video
of our fearless leader
cllick here to see more flowers in security barriers
See Pittsburgh GeoCaching Event 2012
See the CUTEST invitation (oooh a
PUPPY licking a cone from Bethesda, MD
2012
Torah Study in ALBANY NY w/ Ben &
Jeremiah
More Torah
Study w/IceCream
In 2013,  We heard from:Thalwi (near Zurich), SWITZERLAND Melrose
Park, PENNSYLVANIA Santa Cruz, CALIFORNIA (1st year! - The Penny Ice Creamery)
Binghamton, NEW YORK-31st Year! @Beth David Synagogue, offering Rice Dream and a
Cholov Yisroel Version Sierra Madre, CALIFORNIA, 3rd year (5th year total)
Khartoum, SUDAN (1st Year! Hooray!!!!) Beer Sheva, ISRAEL (Zion Waldorf family-1st time
in BS, before in Jerusalem) Fairport, NEW YORK (Moonlight Creamery-for MakeA Wish Fdn)
Modiin's Kehilat Achva, ISRAEL (5th Year) Potomac, MARYLAND (7th year at Har Shalom)
Ocotal, COSTA RICA, Tel Aviv, ISRAEL(9th  yr) Chevy Chase & Bethesda, MARYLAND
Philadelphia, PENNSYLVANIA Potomac, MARYLAND (15th year) Vancouver,
CANADA,Kibbutz Ketura, Jerusalem, ISRAEL (31st Year!) Beit Shemesh, ISRAEL (15th
Consecutive Year) Albany & Westchester (25th yr), NEW YORK Bethesda (37th yr) & North
Bethesda, MARYLAND Upper St. Clair-Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA Madison, WISCONSIN,
Missoula, MONTANA Seattle, WASHINGTON, Washington, DC, Westport, CONNECTICUT,
Danvers, MASSACHUSETTS Ocean City, NEW JERSEY (@ Arlene's)
Click here to read about an early celebrant @ The Penny
Ice Creamery in Santa Cruz CA 2013
See THE BEST 2013 Invite from Vancouver
See Pittsburgh GeoCatching's 2013
Six more weeks of ice cream
For the Love of DOGS and ICE CREAM-2013 News
from Salem & Danvers Click here
Celebrities celebrate in 2013? Click
here to read all about it
In 2014, We heard from:

Cuzco, Peru,
Binghamton, NY (Since 1978!)
(Beth David
Synagogue since 1979)
Cleveland, OH (since 1983 @ Heights Jewish Ctr
largest attendance 200 averages 100 people of all ages)
Fairport, NY at Moonlight Creamery, (to
benefit Holy Child charity!)
Kibbutz Ketura, Tel Aviv, Kehilat Achva,
Modiin area, Talpiot neighborhood at the
Shine Markowitz's in Jerusalem*, ISRAEL
(A Sandedrin decision was made to celebrate the
holiday at day early in the holy city of Jerusalem!)
Bethesda, MARYLAND
OLD TALPIOT, JERUSALEM
(@The Rochesters)
Congregation BHH,
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK
Kiryat Gat, ISRAEL
Rockville, MARYLAND
Beit Shemesh, ISRAEL
upper St.Clair Girl Scouts, Pittsburgh, PENNSYVANIA
Pittsburgh Area Geocaching Assoc. PENNSYLVANIA
Fair Lawn, NEW JERSEY
Click Here to See an
Article from
HAARETZ! from 2013
Click here for
THE  GREAT  HAGADAH  SHEL  GLEEDA
(Recently translated from the original manuscript discovered "near" Caves of  Qumran!)
See the HAARETZ
2014 article here