Israel's Independence Day Celebration

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Yom Ha'atzmaut

Thursday, May 12, 2016 | 5:30 p.m. | Landerhaven

Celebrate Israel's Independence Day on May 12 with Rita in concert!

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

  • Enjoy kids activities, such as:
    • Arts and crafts
    • Balloon Twister
    • Airbrush Artist
    • Juggling Show
    • Bubble Show
  • Meet IDF soldiers visiting from Israel
  • Israeli Dance
  • Nosh on Delicious Kosher Foods for Sale
  • Tour the shuk (Israeli marketplace)
    • Shop for Israeli goods and Judaica
  • Visit our sponsors’ information tables
  • 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. Register now

Plus, dance to live music at the concert. Pre-registration is now closed, walk-ins welcome – it's going to be great night!

Please note: No entry with large backpacks or purses. Parking is limited so please consider carpooling. Stroller parking is available, baby carriers recommended.

The Breakdown

Thursday, May 12, 2016
4 Iyar 5776
5:30 p.m. Activities
7:00 p.m. Concert Doors Open
7:30 p.m. Concert

6111 Landerhaven Dr.
Mayfield Heights, OH

Free and open to the community

No entry with large backpacks or purses.

Event Chairs

Lindsey & Yoel Mayerfeld and Sarah & Scott Zimmerman

Event Vice Chairs

Wendy and Danny Spitz

Board Chair

Gary L. Gross


Stephen H. Hoffman


Rita is by far the most celebrated and successful singer in Israel. In 2008 she was voted number 1 female singer in a special countdown for Israel's 60th anniversary. Twenty-five years after her career began, Rita continues to prove, with crowded theaters and stadiums alike and with multi-platinum albums, that she is by far the biggest female vocalist Israel has to offer. A true performer, she continues to explore new and exciting musical territories, trying out new sounds and testing her vocals to the limit.

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Concert Supporters

Cleveland Israel Arts Connection, Francine Gordon, Bobby Goldberg, and David & Inez Myers Foundation

Shuk Vendors and Food Court

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

Kosher Options for Purchase (cash only)
Chef Dave's Catering
Jerusalem Grill
Contempo Cuisine
All City Candy
B’nai Jeshurun Sisterhood Gift Shop
Etti Berkman
Maltz Museum Gift Shop
Treasures at The J


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

Aish Cleveland
AJC Cleveland
American Friends of Magen David Adom
Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple
Anti-Defamation League
BBYO Ohio Northern Region
Bellefaire Jewish Children’s Bureau
Beth Israel – The West Temple
B’nai Jeshurun Congregation
Cleveland Hillel Foundation
Cleveland Jewish News
Cleveland Yentas
Congregation Shaarey Tikvah
Council Gardens
FIDF Ohio Chapter
Fuchs Mizrachi School
Greater Cleveland Board of Rabbis
Green Road Synagogue
Gross Schechter Day School

Hebrew Academy of Cleveland
Hebrew Free Loan Association
Hebrew Shelter Home
Hillel at Kent State
Israel Bonds
Jewish Education Center of Cleveland
Jewish Family Experience (JFX)
Jewish Family Service Association
Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland
Jewish National Fund
Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School
Kol HaLev: Cleveland’s Reconstructionist Jewish Community
Kol Israel Foundation
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland
Menorah Park Center for Senior Living

Montefiore and The Weils
NA’AMAT USA Cleveland Council
National Council of Jewish Women / Cleveland
The Negev Foundation
Oheb Zedek- Cedar Sinai Synagogue
ORT America
The Park Synagogue
Partners in Torah of Cleveland
Republican Jewish Coalition
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

The Federation is grateful for the event sponsorship of:

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