To commemorate significant periods in Jewish history and to celebrate the vibrancy of the state of Israel, Jewish Federation of Palm Beaches will host the fifth annual IsraelDays and has extended an invitation to the Christian community in the Palm Beaches to participate.
Our community has such a passion and love of Israel so we are thrilled to bring even more Israeli culture to the Palm Beaches in 2019 ~Yaara Levy, Israeli Emissary to Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Led by the Federation’s new Israel Program Center, IsraelDays features an expanded schedule that now includes a brand-new 5K and community celebration for Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israel Independence Day) and a free photo exhibition called Humans of Tel Aviv. A Yom Ha’Shoah program also will be held in remembrance of the Holocaust and a film screening and panel discussion will commemorate Israel’s Memorial Day during Yom Ha’Zikaron.
“IsraelDays is a meaningful opportunity for the entire community to gather and experience the culture, diversity and history of Israel in ways that are relevant to them,” shared Yaara Levy, Israeli Emissary to Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, a role where she is spending two years in the Palm Beaches to serve as a ‘living bridge’ between the two countries.
“Our community has such a passion and love of Israel so we are thrilled to bring even more Israeli culture to the Palm Beaches in 2019.”
During Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Federation’s Israel Program Center will showcase Israeli artist and photographer Erez Kaganovitz’s renowned Humans of Tel Aviv photographic exhibition.
Previously showcased at various Palm Beach County schools and temples including Temple Judea, Temple Torat Emet and Temple Beth Torah, the exhibition features enlarged photos of street scenes from throughout Tel Aviv that showcase the diversity of Israelis beyond the traditional.
The Humans of Tel Aviv project reaches 500,000 people each month through its digital outreach efforts. For more information on times and dates the exhibit will be open to the public, the public should contact Peter Eckstein, Director, Israel Programming at 561-209-2611 or email@example.com.
Sunday, April 28 – Ceremony, Movie, PTSD Discussion
Community members are also invited to honor Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism during a public program at Temple Beth El in West Palm Beach on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. The program will begin with a brief ceremony, followed by an Israel-themed movie screening and a panel discussion on PTSD and the veteran experience with American and Israeli veterans.
Sunday May 5 – Zikaron BaSalon program
IsraelDays will also commemorate the Holocaust with the return of the Zikaron BaSalon program. Established in Israel in 2010, this powerful and intimate event, Hebrew for “memories in the living room,” takes place on Sunday, May 5, 2019 and will feature discussions with Holocaust survivors in eight private homes throughout Palm Beach County.
Wednesday, May 2 – 5K Run
IsraelDays will conclude with a celebration of Israel’s 71st independence with a 5K run or walk, Israeli dancing, music, food and entertainment for all ages at John Prince Park on Wednesday May 8, 2019. The event is free and open to the public; registration for the 5K is $36.
Now in its fifth year, IsraelDays has welcomed over 5,000 community members of all ages and backgrounds to participate in several days of powerful ceremonies, discussions and celebrations across Palm Beach County. The popular event series reaffirms pride in the State of Israel, reinforces Federation’s commitment to Jewish peoplehood, and celebrates Israel as a vibrant and creative society.
IsraelDays is produced in collaboration with several partner organizations and synagogues.
Any synagogue, non-profit organization, country clubs or galleries interested in showing the Humans of Tel Aviv exhibit should contact Peter Eckstein, Director, Israel Programming at 561.209.2611.
For more information and to register for events, visit jewishpalmbeach.org/israeldays.
More about the Israel Program Center
The Israel Program Center is a revamped initiative of Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, aimed at empowering community members to connect to and engage with Israel through relevant and meaningful experiences that convey the beauty and complexity of Israel’s people and culture.
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More about upcoming Events
Commemorate Israel’s Fallen Soldiers, A Yom Ha’Zikaron Community Ceremony
Date: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Location: Temple Beth El, 2815 N. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
Israel Independence Day Celebration and 5K
Date: Wednesday May 8, 2019
Time: 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: John Prince Park, Lake Worth