Dancing and cake have been big draws at past Yom Ha’atzmaut celebrations in Portland. On May 11, the Mittleman Jewish Community Center once again will host a community-wide celebration of Israel’s Independence Day. Yom Ha’atzmaut festivities from 5:30 to 8:30 pm will feature Israeli food, activities and games for all ages and Israeli dancing. The community also is invited to the J at 8 pm May 10 for a solemn commemoration of Yom Hazikaron honoring those who have given their lives for the state of Israel. For more information on the event, visit oregonjcc.org or call 503-244-0111.