Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration
Sunday, April 26
The East Valley Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration has been cancelled due to concerns about COVID-19.
Thank you to everyone who celebrated Israel’s 71st birthday with us!
May 16, 2019
Happy birthday, Israel!
Chef Melinda created a beautiful – and delicious – cake for the occasion.
Thanks to Gal Drimmer and Erez Kessler for the wonderful music and fun evening!
Chick-In in Tempe offered tasty Israeli cuisine.
Many attendees found it difficult to stay seated during the spirited celebration.
Thank you to our community partners (listed below)!
The party also included a bounce house, popcorn, cotton candy, face painting and games of Gaga.
Words of support for lone soldiers
Participants got a chance to sign a card that will be sent to a lone soldier center in Israel.
A former lone soldier shares his experience in the IDF
Dr. Michael Cohen, left, coordinator of the EVJCC’s Lone Soldier Project and Chris, a former lone soldier who shared his experiences of his time serving in the IDF and what the letters and gifts of support meant to him.
Learn more about the Lone Soldier Project
The East Valley JCC’s Lone Soldier Project raises funds to provide support for lone soldiers serving in the Israel Defense Forces and aims to raise awareness about lone soldiers.