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Yom HaAtzmaut (Israeli Independence Day)

Yom HaAtzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) celebrates the independence of the Modern State of Israel. In Israel the day of Yom HaAtzmaut is marked with fireworks, barbeques, and outdoor revelry. For Jewish communities outside of Israel it is a time to gather and celebrate our pride and connection to the Jewish homeland.

Virtual Yom Ha’Atzmaut Celebrations

Live Q&A with PJCC’s Shinshinit, Tamar!
Wednesday, April 29 • 12:30-1:00pm
Come to meet our Shinshinit (year of service). Hear about Tamar’s experience, how she teaches about Israel and why she decided at the age of 18 to leave Israel and volunteer at the PJCC for a year. Please register via Zoom. Have questions? Email them to us!

Online Independence Day Event for Israel’s 72nd Birthday
Wednesday, April 29 • 8:00 am Pacific
In honor of Israel’s upcoming 72nd anniversary, JCC Association is delighted to partner with several other great organizations and invite JCC members from across North America to join the first-of-its-kind, online Israel Independence Day event. Join us for a special, five-hour Yom HaAtzmaut celebration, during which you will be invited to test your knowledge about Israel, cook Israeli food, dance to Israeli music, and enjoy sports highlights from Israel’s history during a special broadcast.

Israel Story’s “IsraPalooza” Festival
Wednesday, April 29 • Begins at 8:00 am Pacific
Brought to you by Israel Story, the world’s no. 1 Jewish podcast, IsraPalooza is a day full of intimate conversations, interviews, family-friendly workshops, cooking classes and concerts featuring some of the most interesting Israelis around! Every hour, starting at 10:00 am Pacific, you can explore different sides of Israel and Israeli culture. We’ll have a session with world-famous violinist Itzhak Perlman, a live concert with David Broza, talks with “starchitect” Moshe Safdie, cookbook author and food anthropologist Joan Nathan, the inventor of the modern day firewall Gil Shwed, trailblazing Arab-Israeli news anchor Lucy Aharish, a family-friendly self-portrait workshop with artist Hanoch Piven, a shakshuka cooking class with celebrity chef Nir Mesika, and much more!

Go to israpalooza.org for details!

IsraPalooza is brought to you by Tablet Magazine, Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, and The iCenter.

Global Celebration of Israel’s Independence Day, Hosted by the Jewish Agency
Thursday, April 29 • 8:30 am-2:00 pm Pacific
Check out Cooking with Israeli Celebrity Chef Haim Cohen. Celebrate the Israeli culture, fashion, and technology with Vibe Israel. Listen to “Winning Together: 72 Years in Motion -Sports, Community and Achievements, brought to you by Jewish Community Centers of North America (JCCs), JCC Global and Maccabiah – Maccabi World Union. Join in a celebration from the Jewish Federations in North America. Then, party with an exclusive live performance by Matisyahu, and get moving with a Global Dance Party with גלגלצ, Israel’s leading radio station.

Wherever you are in the world, join in the party via Facebook Live!

Challenges and Opportunities in Israel’s Diplomacy
Wednesday, April 29 • 6:30 pm
Attend a live virtual presentation featuring Consul General of Israel Shlomi Kofman. (Registration required; please note, registration closes at 8:00 am on April 29)

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