» Yom Ha'atzmaut 2021

Celebrate with us at Yom Ha'atzmaut,

Cleveland's festival for

There are two ways to celebrate this year!
Attend a family-friendly in-"car"-nival drive-in experience or tune in online.

Federation Events

Thursday, Apr 15, 5:30 pm
Yom Ha’atzmaut
Enjoy the carnival-style atmosphere with Israeli music from the Tzanchani Brothers – favorites from Israeli Idol – live jugglers, stilt walkers, dancers, magicians, and more! Register early! The first 200 registrants will receive a free "Israel in a Box."
Tuesday, Apr 13, 7pm
Yom Hazikaron
Israel’s Memorial Day commemoration Honor those who lost their lives protecting the State of Israel and civilian victims of terror

Other Community Events

Mandel JCC
Facebook Live Cook-A-Long
Wednesday, April 14, 7 pm
B’nai Jeshurun
National Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration – Lighting Up the Map
Wednesday, April 14, 8 pm
Mandel JCC
Virtual Filmfest
Wednesday, April 14
Fuchs Mizrachi
Yom HaZikaron Program
Wednesday, April 14, 7:30 pm
Fuchs Mizrachi
Yom Ha'atzmaut Program
Wednesday, April 14, 8:05 pm
Fuchs Mizrachi
Tefillah Chagigit virtual and limited space in-person
Wednesday, April 14, 8:45 pm
Soldier Stories
Wednesday, April 14, 8:30 pm
Jewish Federations of North America
Jewish Together – Celebrate Israel
Thursday, April 15, 7 pm
Mandel JCC
Israeli-style boot camp class
Sunday, April 18, 9 am
Israeli American Committee (IAC)
Celebrate Israel Across America
Sunday, April 18, 9 am EST
Jewish National Fund (JNF)
USA Breakfast for Israel
Sunday, April 18, 10:30 am
Park Synagogue
Virtual Tour of the Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv
Sunday, April 18, 1 pm
Congregation Shaarey Tikvah
Israel Independence Day “ScaVEnture”
Sunday, April 18, 4 pm
Jewish United Fund
Community Concert with Rick Recht
Sunday, April 18, 4 pm

See and Hear the Historic Declaration of Independence of the State of Israel

with English subtitles
2:23 minutes

Friends from Cleveland’s JFSA Horvitz YouthAbility and St. Petersburg, Russia’s Adain Lo connect to celebrate Israel’s 73rd birthday!

4:26 minutes

Makom's New Israeli Playlist!

Curated Contemporary Israeli Music

  • Videos with subtitles
  • Video guides to explain context and references
  • Printable guides for each song
  • Contemporary visual art examples
  • And an interview with Ehud Banai!

Post and Share!

Post your thoughts, wishes, and favorite memories of Israel to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtags #JewishCleveland.

Tower City will be lit up in blue and white on April 14, 15 and 18 in honor of Yom Ha’atzmaut, with special thanks to the Israeli-American Council (IAC) in Cleveland. We invite community members to take a photo in front of the tower and post it on social media using the hashtag #jewishcleveland!








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Thank you to these community partners* for their support: American Friends of Magen David Adom, Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, BBYO, Bellefaire JCB, Beth Israel-West Temple, B’nai Jeshurun Congregation, Cleveland Hillel Foundation, Congregation Shaarey Tikvah, Friends of Israel Defense Forces (FIDF), Fuchs Mizrachi School, Green Road Synagogue, Gross Schechter Day School, Hebrew Academy of Cleveland, Hebrew Free Loan Association, Israel Bonds, Jewish Education Center, Jewish Family Service Association, JNET, JNF-USA, Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School, Kent State Hillel , Kol HaLev, Cleveland’s Reconstructionist Community, Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Mandel Jewish Community Center, Menorah Park, Na’amat USA, National Council of Jewish Women, Oheb Zedek Cedar Sinai Synagogue, Park Synagogue, Siegal College of Lifelong Learning, Suburban Temple – Kol Ami, Temple B’nai Abraham, Temple Emanu El, Temple Israel Ner Tamid, The Temple-Tifereth Israel

*List in formation

Host Committee*: Edna Talmor Akrish, Mikhail Alterman, Ziona and Dan Austrian, Mirit Balkan, Rebecca Bar-Shain, Terri and Archie Berk, Ken Bravo, Amy Budish, Lynne Cohen, Marilyn and Stuart Cole, Jane Edelstein, Julie Rabin Falck, Barry Feldman, Alyson and Matthew Fieldman, Dahlia Fisher, Lydia Yomtovian-Frankel, Harriet Friedman, Eti Ganin, Judith Chassis Gerblich MD and Adi Gerblich MD, Michal Gerblich, Rachel Glickman, Francine Gordon, Lorin and Alan Gottlieb, Edith Greenberg, Barry Guttman, Adam Hirsh, Debbie and Andrew Hoffmann, Leslie and Mark Holz, M. Jared Isaacson, Marlyn Jaffe, Rivka Joseph, Joel Kay, S. Lee Kohrman, Joshua, Kramer, Andrea Litvin, Jeffrey Lox, Susi Y. Meisel, Jared Miller, Sylvia Morrison, Sherry Noll, Aurelia and Julio Pelsmajer, Roee Perry, Dan Polster, Elana Polster, Tamar Poupko Smith, James Ratner, Sylvia and Robert Reitman, Simon Rekhson, Sharon Rosenbaum, Shawna and Matthew Rosner, Arlene and Jordan Rothkopf, Mark Sack, Jill Sadowsky, Henry Samuels, Paula Schwartz, Martin Shankle, Shmuel Shkop, Scott Simon, Michal Soclof, Leah Spector, Scott Spiegle, Diane and Arthur Stupay, Holly and Eli Sukol, Linda Tobin, Karen Tucker, Laura Vexler, Mitchell Wasserman, Neil Waxman, Gary Weiss

*Host Committee list in formation