Jewish Federation of Cleveland hosts Community-wide Israel Independence Day Celebration

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Israeli sensation The Idan Raichel Project to perform; public is invited

CLEVELAND – The Jewish Federation of Cleveland is partnering with more than 50 local Jewish organizations and community businesses to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, featuring a full-length concert by Israeli sensation The Idan Raichel Project, on Thursday, April 23 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Park Synagogue Main, 3300 Mayfield Heights Road, Cleveland Heights. The annual celebration is a family-friendly event for all ages. It is free and open to the community.

Young children can enjoy arts and crafts, balloon artists, and a photo booth while learning about Israeli life and culture. The whole family can eat delicious kosher fare at the food court, ranging from traditional Israeli favorites like falafel, to American food like chicken strips and french fries. Guests can also participate in a drum circle, learn an Israeli dance, and tour the Israeli marketplace (shuk), where vendors sell beautiful jewelry, exotic spices, and more. Live music before the featured concert will be provided by Yiddishe Cup Klezmer Band.

Plus, guests can dance to live music and see Israeli sensation, The Idan Raichel Project, whose free concert begins at 8:00 p.m. The group has changed the face of Israeli music and become a global music powerhouse, led by producer, keyboardist, and composer Idan Raichel. Limited guaranteed seating for the concert is available online.

The Federation also hosts Yom Hazikaron, Day of Remembrance. This meaningful memorial service honors Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror. The Federation hosts the ceremony two days before Yom Ha’atzmaut, at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21 at the Stonehill Auditorium at the Mandel JCC, 26001 S. Woodland Road, Beachwood.

No backpacks or large purses, please. For more information or to RSVP, please visit www.jewishcleveland.org.

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