Join us to celebrate Israel's 69th anniversary! The Annual Community Yom Ha’atzmaut program will include:
- Ceremonial Torch Lighting
- Performances by Members of the Community, including the last performance of the Madison Jewish Community Day School, a dance by Yonim, our youth Israeli dance troupe, a collection of songs performed by representatives of the Midrasha students, and much more
- Hummus Competition with Awards. Participate as a contestant or simply vote to choose the best hummus! (see details & sign up to compete)
- Israeli Snacks
- A Variety of Israeli Booths for All Ages
With MCs Aaron Seligman and Joe Shumow, Jewish Federation of Madison board members, hosting the event!
About Yom Ha'Atzmaut
Sixty-nine years ago, during the battles of the civil war in Palestine, David Ben-Gurion declared the establishment of the Jewish state, the day before the end of the British Mandate in Palestine. On the next day, a Saturday, six Arab armies broke into the territory that had been the British Mandate and tried with all their might to prevent the establishment of the Jewish state. During that war, 6373 Jews were killed. For the last 69 years, we have been celebrating the fact that after 2,000 years of exile, the Jewish state survives.