Yom Ha’atzmaut

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 is 70—that calls for a party, Israeli style! Celebrate this milestone anniversary with the entire Twin Cities Jewish community. Join us for live music (Israeli and local!), kids’ activities, and of course, plenty of good food.  

Sunday, April 22 • 4 pm
Minneapolis Event Center at St. Anthony Main
212 SE 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Schedule (subject to change)
4:00 – 7:00 PM Food, activities and community entertainment
7:00 – 8:00 PM Speakers and Opening acts
8:00 – 9:00 PM Headliner Café Shachor Hazak!