Israel's Independence Day Celebration

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Yom Ha'atzmaut

Concert Registration Now Closed

Thursday, April 23, 2015 | 5:30 p.m. | Park Synagogue Main

Celebrate Israel's Independence Day on April 23 with The Idan Raichel Project in concert!

Join us for a family-friendly, fun-filled evening at our largest annual community event.

  • Enjoy kids activities, such as:
    • Play with sand in bottles to learn about geography
    • Create flower pots to learn about vegetation in Israel
    • Make creative jewelry pieces
    • Create a recipe book
    • Take pictures in the photo booth
    • Balloon Twister
    • Airbrush Artist
  • Drum Circle
  • Q & A session with IDF soldiers visiting from Israel
  • Israeli Dance
  • Nosh on Delicious Kosher Foods for Sale
  • Tour the shuk (Israeli marketplace)
  • Shop for hand-made jewelry, exotic spices, and more
  • Live music with Yiddishe Cup Klezmer Band from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Dance with DanceIsraeli! from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Check out the Blue & White Party, the Israel Independence Day Celebration for Clevelanders in their 20s and 30s. Learn More & Register.

Plus, dance to live music at the concert. Limited guaranteed seating for the concert is available online. Reserve your seats today! Learn more about the concert.

Please note: No entry with large backpacks or purses. Parking is limited so please consider carpooling. The venue is not stroller friendly.

The Breakdown

Thursday, April 23, 2015
5 Iyar 5775
5:30 p.m. Activities
7:30 p.m. Concert Doors Open
8:00 p.m. Concert

Park Synagogue Main
3300 Mayfield Heights Road
Cleveland Heights, OH

Free and open to the community

No entry with large backpacks or purses.

Event Chairs

Cindy and Michael Attias,
Donell and Scott Newman

Event Vice Chairs

Sandy and Steve Laserson

Board Chair

Reneé Chelm


Stephen H. Hoffman

A few great moments captured from 2014

See photos from last year

The Idan Raichel Project

Producer, keyboardist, and composer Idan Raichel has become a global music icon since the unveiling of The Idan Raichel Project, a multi-ethnic tour de force that changed the face of Israeli popular music. The Project enchants audiences with entrancing fusions sung in Hebrew, Arabic, and Ethiopian languages. Raichel has collaborated with over 95 celebrated artists from around the world.

Learn more


Tour the shuk (Israeli marketplace) and shop for hand-made jewelry, exotic spices, and more. A list of vendors is currently in formation.

Kosher Options for Purchase
Jerusalem Grill
Contempo Cuisine
Israeli Marketplace Vendors
ORNAT Israeli jewelry
Treasures Gift Shop
Ten Thousand Villages
Etti Berkman One of a Kind


Yom Ha’atzmaut is made possible by the support of our sponsors, local synagogues, agencies, and organizations.

The Agnon School
AJC Cleveland
American Friends of Magen David Adom
Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple
Anti-Defamation League
Bellefaire JCB
Beth Israel - The West Temple
B’nai Jeshurun Congregation
B’nai Jeshurun Sisterhood
Chaverim of Cleveland
Cleveland Hillel Foundation
Congregation Kol Chadash
Congregation Shaarey Tikvah
Dave’s Supermarkets
Friends of the IDF

Fuchs Mizrachi School
The Greater Cleveland Board of Rabbis
Gross Schechter Day School
Hebrew Academy of Cleveland
Hebrew Free Loan Association
Hebrew Shelter Home
Hillel at Kent State University
Israel Bonds
Jewish Education Center of Cleveland
Jewish Family Service Association
Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland
Jewish National Fund
Kol HaLev: Cleveland’s Reconstructionist Jewish Community
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland
Menorah Park Center for Senior Living

Montefiore and the Weils
Naale Elite Academy
National Council of Jewish Women / Cleveland Section
Oheb Zedek – Cedar Sinai Synagogue
ORT America – Northeast Ohio Region
Republican Jewish Coalition – Cleveland Chapter
Peter and Aliki Rzepka
The Shul: Cleveland’s Outreach Synagogue
Suburban Temple – Kol Ami
Temple B’nai Abraham
Temple Emanu El
Temple Israel Ner Tamid
The Temple - Tifereth Israel
Ten Thousand Villages
United Synagogue Youth - USY

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