Largest Ever Israel Day in New York with 100,000 Marching on Fifth Avenue

Breaking all previous records, over 100,000 Israel supporters joined UJA-Federation of New York, JCRC-NY, Federal, state, and local elected officials, including Senator Chuck Schumer, Governor Kathy Hochul, NYS Attorney General Letitia James, Congressman Ritchie Torres, and Mayor Eric Adams, in the annual march up Fifth Avenue on June 2, demonstrating their love and support for Israel, its people, and its culture. 

Eden Golan, Israel’s Eurovision star, joined UJA’s float before she received the United Hatzalah’s Hero Award.

The theme for Israel Day on Fifth was “One People, One Heart.” Participants joined together to draw renewed attention to the more than 120 hostages still held by Hamas since their abduction on October 7, sending an urgent message to the world: “Bring Them Home Now!” They also came, in the face of rising antisemitism, to show unity and pride in being Jewish and Zionist.

Working with a network of hundreds of nonprofits, UJA extends its reach from New York to Israel to nearly 70 other countries around the world, touching the lives of 4.5 million people each year. Every year, UJA provides approximately $180 million in grants. In addition, to date, UJA has provided more than $11 million in Ukraine-related emergency funding. Visit for more information.