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Yom Yisrael – Celebrating Israel’s 76th birthday

May 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

$20 – $76

Join Us in Honoring Israel’s 76th Year of Independence

This May marks the 76th anniversary of Israel’s independence with the holiday of Yom HaAtzmaut. It is important to acknowledge the challenging and heartbreaking six months of conflict between Israel and Hamas, and the impact on Israelis and Palestinians. And yet, Israel encompasses a rich tapestry of culture, history, innovation, and diversity beyond its conflicts. Embracing all facets of Israeli life allows for a more holistic understanding and connection with the country and its people.

In this context, PJCC is hosting a Yom Yisrael, or Israel Day, a few days in advance of Yom HaAtzmaut. The celebration will feature kosher Kebabs and Falafel from Doctor Falafel, Israeli favorites like snow cones and cotton candy, and live music by Ishay Oz and a teen band. There will be a community sing-along of Israeli classics, and some Israeli folk dancing. Children will enjoy a variety of craft stations and a commmunity art project.

There will also be a reflective and somber area to honor the hostages and focus on their return from captivity. Proceeds from the event will support evacuated Kibbutz communities from Southern Israel, as well as “Bring Them Home: The Hostage and Missing Families Forum.”

We are grateful to be able to provide a secure environment to honor and celebrate Israeli culture together.

Event Details:
When: Thursday, May 9 | 5:00 – 7:30 PM
Where: PJCC
Admission: $20/person, $76 household cap | Early bird: $50 family ticket until April 26

Highlights Include:
Savor and Sip: Enjoy a selection from Doctor Falafel with kebabs, falafel, and snacks.
Melodies and Moves: Tap your feet to Israeli music featuring Ishai Oz and join in on folk dancing.
Create and Craft: Engage with arts and crafts for a hands-on cultural experience.
Play and Participate: Children’s shows and activities that celebrate joy and community.
Reflection Space: Honor the hostages and their families in an environment of unity and support. 

Register here (early bird discount: $50 family ticket, expires April 26)


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