In honor of the 69th anniversary of Israeli Independence, the Westchester Jewish Council in partnership with the JCC of Mid-Westchester and the Jewish Education Project is coordinating a community-wide celebration on Monday, May 1, 7:00-9:00pm at the JCC of Mid-Westchester, 999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale. The evening will begin with a Yom Hazikaron memorial ceremony followed by a festive Yom Ha’atzmaut – Israel Independence Day - celebration. This event is free and open to the community though RSVP is requested.
Highlights of this family-friendly festival include a musical performance by the Israeli band Capaim, an Israeli “shuk” - market - featuring a variety of Israeli food and wine, and Israeli dancing. A special teen program, “The Voice, Israel Style’ will give teens an opportunity to perform as a group or solo with Capaim. The teen audience will vote winning groups.
“I am very excited to help lead this authentic, Israeli-style Yom Hazikaron memorial and Yom Ha’atzmaut festive celebration,” said Oshra Rosenberg, Westchester Jewish community Shlica (Israeli emissary.) “I am especially looking forward to introducing Israeli music to Westchester by having the amazing band Capaim perform as well as bringing a real taste of Israeli food for everyone to enjoy including falafel, hummus, bourekas, and Israeli cheese and wine. I hope everyone in the community will come out and join us.”
The event is being co-sponsored by UJA-Federation of New York, AJC Westchester/Fairfield, Beth El Synagogue Center, Camp Zeke, FIDF, Greenburgh Hebrew Center, Hillels of Westchester, Israel Bonds, Jewish Community Center of Harrison, Jewish National Fund, Shaarei Tikvah, StandWithUs, and Westchester Torah Academy (sponsor list in formation.)