Happy Birthday, Israel!
Yom Ha’Atzmaut is Israel’s Independence Day. It celebrates the anniversary of the creation of Israel on May 14, 1948 (the 5th of Iyyar in 5708 on the Hebrew calendar). On that day, David Ben Gurion, who became Israel’s first Prime Minister, declared the establishment of the State of Israel and the end of the British Mandate. From then on, the 5th of Iyyar became a national holiday, celebrated both in Israel and by Jews and Zionists around the world.
In Israel, Independence Day is celebrated with fireworks, barbecues and public concerts. Outside Israel, Jewish communities host parties and gatherings to celebrate Israel. Join us at the J for our annual Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration!
ISRAEL AT 71
CELEBRATING ISRAEL THROUGH THE ARTS
SUNDAY, MAY 19 • 3 – 5 PM
Israel is 71!—that calls for a party, Israeli style! Join us for Performance, Music, Demonstrations, Exhibits, Family Activities, Food Vendors, Artists’ Shuk, Tel Aviv Pool Party and more.
Proudly presented by St. Paul JCC, Sabes JCC, Minneapolis Jewish Federation and St. Paul Jewish Federation