Celebrate Israel’s birthday April 22; commemorate the fallen April 21

Dancing has figured prominently in past Yom Ha’atzmaut celebrations. Photos by One Click Studio

The community is invited to celebrate Israel’s Independence Day 5:30-8:30 pm, Wednesday, April 22, at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center.

The free event features activities and games for all ages art, music and Israeli dancing. A delicious Israeli buffet will be available for $5 per plate from 5:30 to 7 pm.

While the buffet is open kids of all ages can explore a host of activities in the gym. The gym will be full of art and activities, including a bounce house, climbing Masada, face painting, photobooth, henna tattoos, and more.
Meanwhile adults are invited to explore an Israeli Market with some of the best products Israel has to offer. And Café Israeli will offer coffee, wine and beer.

From 7 to 8:30 pm, head for the ballroom for a rocking Israeli Dance Party with DJ Max Barenberg, Israeli dancers, light show and much more.

The evening before Yom Ha’atzmaut is the more somber Yom Hazikaron to honor those who have given their lives for the State of Israel. The commemoration will also be held at the MJCC beginning at 8 pm, April 21.

For more information on either program, contact MJCC Special Events Program Manager Laurie Fendel at 503-535-3617 or LFendel@OregonJCC.org.

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