A night to remember! Thousands of community members celebrated Israel's 67th birthday, big and loud.
It was fun for all ages: drum circles, Israeli dancing, delicious kosher fare, arts and crafts for little ones, a rocking teen party, blue and white pride for young professionals, shopping at the shuk (Israeli marketplace), and so much more!
And then there was the concert – a melding of cultures, beats, and music by The Idan Raichel Project. The audience was up on their feet, dancing and clapping. It was a sight to behold.
Many concert-goers, including Cleveland's Israel Defense Forces (IDF) delegation, met the band backstage after their performance. Idan showed warmth and generosity, inviting the IDF delegation to bring 100 of their fellow soldiers to an upcoming concert for free. This is what our community is all about – being kind to one another.
Thank you to our Event Chairs, volunteers, vendors, sponsors, local synagogues, agencies, and organizations for their support of both events. And, thank you to all of our guests who made this event one we'll never forget. We are stronger together!