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‘Star-studded’ parade draws thousands in salute to Israel
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‘Star-studded’ parade draws thousands in salute to Israel

Over 100 students, parents, and teachers from Solomon Schechter Day School of Essex and Union marched in the parade, including, from left, Gabrielle Wolberger, Rafaella Schor, Rose Shapiro, Carmelle Bargad, and Rachel Gordon.
Over 100 students, parents, and teachers from Solomon Schechter Day School of Essex and Union marched in the parade, including, from left, Gabrielle Wolberger, Rafaella Schor, Rose Shapiro, Carmelle Bargad, and Rachel Gordon.

The stars were out May 23 as thousands of marchers and approximately one million spectators took part in Lights…Camera…Action…Israel!, the 2010 annual Salute to Israel Parade on New York City’s Fifth Avenue. Floats and banners told the stories of Israel as genres from the world of film: adventure, drama, sci-fi, and comedy.

The world’s largest public gathering in support and celebration of Israel, this year’s parade featured such dignitaries as world boxing champion Yuri Foreman, Israeli NBA basketball player Omri Casspi, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and NY State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.

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