Information about Yom Ha'atzmaut

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Parking Information

Parking will be available at: 

  • Fuchs Mizrachi School
  • Mandel Jewish Day School
  • Jewish Federation of Cleveland 

Shuttles will be avaialble directly to the check-in station.

  • Special assistance parking at The Temple-Tifereth Israel
Note: No parking available at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

Event program:

5:30 pm: Arrive/Check in Registration

Passport Experience (for elementary school children): “Travel” to various destinations to learn more about Israel; pick up your "passport" at the registration table, and win prizes

Stop by the Israeli Spirit Station and show your Israeli spirit by picking up some great blue & white swag!

Check out the Activity Stations:

  • Upcycle Crafts - Create your own Israeli-themed crown or pin from recycled materials
  • Shuk - Purchase Israeli jewelry
  • Israeli Food - Sink your teeth into Israeli food from Kantina
  • Bar - Enjoy Mexican beer, wine, or a margarita
  • YLD Tent - Mingle with other young adults

Kids Activities:

  • Carnival Games - Play basketball, "go fish," and golf
  • Children's Crafts - Create sand art and a windsock
  • PJ Library’s Ella’s Story Walk - Explore Israel through the eyes of a child
  • Tattoo art (temporary)

6:00 pm: Program Begins

Flag Dance: Performed by our very own Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School 5th grade students

Welcome: Shelley & Adam Gimbel and Shelby & Zach Siegal, event co-chairs

American National Anthem: Jenn Woda

Hatikvah: Community ShinShinim & Shlichim

Flag Dances: Performed by our very own Fuchs Mizrachi School high school students

Main Event: Musical performance by IsraBand

8:15 pm: Program Ends

Food available from Kantina

  • Hot dog and chips $4
  • Hummus with Israeli salad, tahini, and pita $6
  • Chicken shawarma pita with side of Israeli salad $8
  • 3 Chocolate chip cookies $2

Under the supervision of Cleveland Kosher

Credit cards and cash accepted.

Drinks available from the Bar Truck

  • Beer: Stella Artois or Modelo Especial
  • Wine: Tishbi, red or white options
  • Pomegranate margarita

All drinks are $6. Cash only. 

Raffle prizes include:

  • 2 Tickets to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday, November 12, 2022 (Cleveland Israel Arts Connection)
  • One week of J-Day Camp
  • Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage Gift Basket and year membership
  • Mandel JCC 3-month Family Membership
  • The Grove Kosher Market $150 gift card
  • Tibor's Kosher Meats $100 Gift Card
  • Boris's Kosher Meats $50 Gift Card
  • 2 Tickets to Duo Amal at Piano Days on Sunday, July 24 (Cleveland Israel Arts Connection)
  • 2 Tickets to "Oasis" at BorderLight Festival on Thursday, July 21 (Cleveland Israel Arts Connection)
  • 2 Tickets to Sivan Magen at ChamberFest Cleveland on June 30 (Cleveland Israel Arts Connection)

Special thanks to our raffle ticket donors: Cleveland Israel Arts Connection, The Grove Kosher Market Mandel JCC, Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Tibor's Kosher Meats, and Boris's Kosher Meats

Special thanks to our community sponsors: American Friends of Magen David Adom, Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, BBYO Ohio Northern Region, Bellefaire JCB, Beth El - The Heights Synagogue, Bikur Cholim of Cleveland, B'nai Jeshurun Congregation, Cleveland Hillel Foundation, Cleveland Jewish Funerals, Congregation Shaarey Tikvah, Fuchs Mizrachi School, Green Road Synagogue, Gross Schechter Day School, Hebrew Academy of Cleveland, Hebrew Free Loan Association, Hillel at Kent State University, Israel Bonds, Jewish Education Center of Cleveland, Jewish National Fund - USA, JFSA Cleveland, jHUB, jNet Jewish Professional Networking, Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School, Kol Israel Foundation, Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Mandel JCC, Menorah Park, Na'amat USA, National Conference of Synagogue Youth, National Council of Jewish Women, Oheb Zedek-Cedar Sinai Synagogue, Park Synagogue, Partners Cleveland, Suburban Temple - Kol Ami, Temple B'nai Abraham, Temple Emanu El, Temple Israel Ner Tamid, The Temple-Tifereth Israel

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland is grateful for the sponsorship of:

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