Celebrate Israel to Unite More Than 50,000 in 15 Cities Coast-to-Coast
Israeli-American Council Facilitates Unprecedented Surge of Pride in Celebrate Israel Festivals across America; Events to Unite More Than 50,000 people in 15 Cities Coast-to-Coast
Celebrate Israel Festivals from Los Angeles to Manhattan and from Salt Lake City to Omaha will commemorate 50-year anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification, in largest coordinated Israel celebration outside of Israel on record
This spring, the IAC is partnering with Jewish Federations, JCCs, and other organizations to host major Celebrate Israel festivals in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Las Vegas, Arizona, Seattle, Chicago and New Jersey from May 7th until June 11th. Additional celebrations will be hosted by community groups through IAC Beyachad (IAC Together) in many metropolitan areas, including Salt Lake City, Tucson, St. Louis,
Atlanta, and Omaha. More than 50,000 pro-Israel Americans of all backgrounds and faiths will come together to celebrate Israel and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.
The events will constitute the largest Israel celebration outside of Israel on record, a feat the IAC repeats each year.
“We are thrilled to bring people together from across the pro-Israel community to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification in what will be the largest celebration of Israel outside of Israel in history,” said IAC CEO Shoham Nicolet. “Israeli-Americans are very proud of the increasing role that we are playing as a bridge between the America and Israel, and within the Jewish and pro-Israel communities here in the United States.”
Each event will feature its own depictions of Jerusalem’s reunification. In Los Angeles, a 24-ft. tall Tower of David, life-size replica of the Kotel, and past-and-present photography exhibit by Noam Chen will bring participants face-to-face with the Jewish people’s eternal capital. In Boston, attendees will enjoy an archeological dig, shop in a replica of the Machane Yehuda Shuk, and enjoy performances from a range of Israeli and Jewish artists and student groups.
Past Celebrate Israel events have brought unique and iconic Israeli experiences to regions across the U.S. – from the more than 15,000 attendees who turned out years past in Los Angeles to hear the sounds of Israeli headliners, like Idan Raichel, to the thousands of participants who mingled in Tel Aviv beach sand in Boston. Footage from last year’s Celebrate Israel Festival is available here.
About the IAC: Headquartered in Los Angeles, the IAC is committed to building an engaged and united Israeli-American community that strengthens our next generations, the American Jewish community, and the State of Israel. The IAC strives to achieve these goals through programs and events for all ages –and by empowering and supporting a wide array of non-profit organizations within the Israeli-American community. For more information about the Israeli-American Council, please visit www.israeliamerican.org.
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