Federation to hold Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration on April 23

By Reporter staff

The Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton will hold a Yom Ha’atzmaut (Independence Day) celebration celebrating Israel’s 75th anniversary on Sunday, April 23, at 11:30 am, at Temple Israel, 4737 Deerfield Pl., Vestal. The event is open to all ages. Admission is free due to a grant from the Rozen Foundation. Registration is required and can be made here or by calling the Federation office at 724-2332. Donations will be accepted. 

The event will include a virtual live tour of Jerusalem’s Old City, Israeli dancing led by the Roberson International Folk Dancers and a kosher “Happy birthday Israel” cake.

“We hope the community will come out and celebrate Israel at 75,” said Shelley Hubal, Federation executive director. “The goal is to bring the Jewish community together, young and old, for a joyous celebration. We also want to thank Temple Israel for hosting the event.”
Hubal added, “Israel is going through some growing pains right now, but one thing most Jews can agree on is that it is always in our hearts. For this event, we will put politics aside and simply say ‘cheers’ to 75 years!”