05/02/2017

Israel at 70

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Israel at 70 is a community-wide celebration to mark Israel’s 70th birthday. The Jewish Federation of Cleveland, together with local synagogues, agencies and organizations, will bring Israel to Cleveland through a variety of arts, cultural, and educational events for all ages through April 2019.

Through April 2019



The Jewish Federation of Cleveland, together with local synagogues, agencies, and organizations, will celebrate the 70th anniversary of Israel’s independence through a series of community-wide arts, cultural, and educational events – known collectively as the “Israel at 70” series. The series is designed to enable Clevelanders of all backgrounds to enjoy and celebrate the rich history, heritage, and culture of Israel and the Jewish people.

“We’re excited to mark this milestone anniversary through a wide range of programs that include lectures, theater, art exhibits, and much more,” said Renny Wolfson, Co-Chair of the Federation’s Israel at 70 committee.

“This year, we will hold two separate events this year in honor of Yom Ha’atzmaut – Israel’s Independence Day,” said Mitch Frankel, Co-Chair of the Federation’s Israel at 70 committee. “On April 19, Israeli superstar David Broza will be performing live at Landerhaven and, on May 6, we host the first-ever IsraelFest!, which will feature food, games, music, and vendors selling hand-made crafts in a fun, carnival-like atmosphere for the whole family to enjoy.”

Guided by Jewish values, the Federation’s Community Relations Committee (CRC) works with people of all faiths and ethnicities to build a more just and civil society through advocacy, volunteer, and community building initiatives. Israel at 70 Co-Chairs are Annemarie and Renny Wolfson and Sue and Mitch Frankel.

Israel at 70 co-chairs

Israel at 70 Chairs

Mitch & Sue Frankel and Renny & Annemarie Wolfson

Board Chair

Gary L. Gross

President

Stephen H. Hoffman

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