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Celebrating Israel

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Thursday, May 12, is Yom Ha’atzmaut, and synagogues, day schools, and other organizations are holding festivities to mark Israel’s Independence Day. Among them are the following community celebrations:

Yom Ha’atzmaut at the Y 
YM-YWHA of Union County, Union
Thursday, May 12, 5:30 p.m. (ceremonies begin at 6:30)
Featuring: Yom Hazikaron ceremony, musician Eitan Katz, Israeli songs and dancing, children’s stories and crafts with Israeli rishonim (young emissaries), and a performance by the Jewish Educational Center Choir
Kosher food will available for purchase.
Sponsored by the Halpern and Kramer families and Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ.
Contact shliha Tehila Magenheim at tmagenheim@jfedgmw.org or 908-289-8112 or visit uniony.org.

Yom Ha’atzmaut Family Celebration
Gottesman RTW Academy, Randolph 
Sunday, May 15, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Featuring: Judaica and Israeli vendors, face painting, music and DJ, inflatables, soccer clinic.
Israeli food will be available for purchase.
Contact Moshe Vaknin at mvaknin@grtwacademy.org or 973-584-5530.

Celebrate Israel Parade — Sight, Sound & Spirit
New York City
Sunday, June 5, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ will form a contingent to march up Fifth Avenue in the annual celebration of the State of Israel.
Contact Stephanie Brand at sbrand@jfedgmw.org or 973-929-3176.

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