How to Celebrate Israel’s 74th Birthday

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Happy birthday Israel!

Beginning in the evening of Wednesday, May 4 through Thursday, May 5, Yom Ha’atzmaut, or Israel Independence Day, is a day to celebrate the country’s history, beauty and resilience. In honor of the 74th anniversary of the Jewish state’s founding, get ready for festivities galore of Israeli-themed music, food, dance and so much more.

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Israel’s Independence Day Celebration
Sunday, May 8 | 5-8 p.m.
Location: Kaiserman JCC

Looking for a way to go all out for Israel’s big 7-4? Celebrate Israel’s Independence Day with the Israeli American Council, also known as IAC! Supported by the Jewish Federation through an Israel Engagement Grant, get excited for this evening of Israeli dancing, music and activities for the whole family. Remember to bring your own blanket and chair for the event.

Bucks County Jewish Festival 2022
Sunday, May 15 | Noon-3 p.m.
Location: Bucks County Community College, Newtown

You can still show your love for Israel, even after Yom Ha’atzmaut! Bring the whole family to appreciate Israeli culture while enjoying this free Jewish community festival. Among an array of activities, there will also be Israeli-themed food, craft vendors, music and more.

Mesiba: Israel Independence & Lag B’Omer Fest
Wednesday, May 18 | 7-11 p.m.
Location: Fabrika, Philadelphia

Why celebrate one Jewish holiday, when you can celebrate two?! The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is partnering with The Chevra and 15 other organizations for a single night of three epic-themed parties in honor of Yom Ha’atzmaut and Lag B’omer. Come for the Israel happy hour, urban campfire and concert.


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