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Yom Yisrael – Celebrating Israel’s 76th birthday

Thursday, May 9 @ 5:00 pm 7:30 pm

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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 focuses on connection and reflection with activities for all ages, outlined below. 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: Shalom Field, PJCC
Admission: $20/person, $76 family ticket

Highlights Include:

  • Kosher kebabs and falafel from Doctor Falafel, alongside snow cones and cotton candy
  • Israeli dancing, community sing-along, and children’s show with Ishay Oz
  • Community art project and festive craft tables
  • Sandless beach hang-out zone
  • Hebrew book giveaway for adults and children
  • Hostage Square area and interactive “Wall of Hope”

Email jewishlife@pjcc.org for more information, or to volunteer at this event.

This event is supported by Wornick Jewish Day School and Beged Kefet Hebrew Language School.

This program is proudly supported by the Israel Engagement Fund: A JCC Association of North America Program Accelerator and the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs.


Thursday, May 9
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
$20 – $76
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