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May 27, 2010
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Israel Consul General Daniel Kutner (front row, center) with members of the Drexel University Mediterranean Ensemble and the group Atzilut. Ensemble director Bruce Kaminsky (back row, left) is joined by Matthew J. Jurasek, Brian M. Glassett, Evan A. Bernard and Michael A. Filippone. In the front row (from left) are Erica Corbo, Ken Ulansey (from Atzilut), Kutner, Patrick J. Conaboy and Roger Mgrdichian.

More than 6,000 people joined in a festive celebration of Israel's 62nd anniversary of independence on Sunday, May 23, at Penn's Landing. There was something for every age and taste, with a busy children's tent, 70 vendors offering items from jewelry to Judaica, and information on ways to connect to the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community. The crowd danced and swayed to the music of the Drexel University Mediterranean Ensemble, which featured members of the musical group Atzilut. These performers set the stage for the internationally acclaimed global music group, the Idan Raichel Project. This free community celebration was hosted by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, in partnership with several corporate sponsors. 

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