yom ha’atzmaut community celebration


Yom Ha’atzmaut Community Celebration
4 6:30 PM
FREE | Sabes Center Minneapolis

Celebrate Israel’s 74th Birthday with music, games, dancing, food and fun. Enjoy interactive displays, get “henna-ed,” tour the inspiring “Landscapes from Home” gallery exhibition, join in a community sing-a-long and experience some of what makes modern Israel such a special and important place. Fun for kids, teens, and adults.

4:30 PM

    • Communal Sing-a-long
    • Pickleball Tournament
      • FREE! Come join us for a fun, exciting Pickleball Tournament. You may play doubles with a partner, or sign-up as an individual. Prizes will be awarded to the winner! CLICK HERE to register.

5:15 PM

    • Israeli Folk Dancing

46:30 PM

    • Flavors of Modern Israel Interactive Displays
    • Landscapes of Home Art Exhibition
    • Interactive Landscape Art Project
    • Henna, face paint, inflatables, and more!
    • Sensory space
    • Planting in the Garden
    • Food Trucks (food for purchase)
    • Gaga, games and sports


Plus, don’t miss


Yom HaZikiron: From Sorrow to Celebration – the Overnight Transition from Israel’s Memorial Day to Independence Day
10:30 AM NOON

Join Rabbi Yosef Baruch Fromer, who leads Adath’s sister congregation Magen Avraham in Omer, as he reflects on the meaning of the “transition ceremony,” which marks the shift from Yom Hazikaron to Yom Haatzmaut, from grief to celebration.

CLICK HERE for more information and to register.


Yom HaZikiron: Taste of Memories

Gather for a virtual Yom HaZikaron commemoration featuring the favorite foods of a fallen soldier from Federation’s sister city, Rehovot, Keren Tendler z”l. Taste of Memories features Keren’s mother, Rivana Tendler, who will cook up some tasty food and remember them and their sacrifice. A P2G Program.


CLICK HERE to register.


Landscapes of Home
Exhibit Opening Reception

6 8 PM (Artist Talk with photographer Linda Passon-McNally at 7 PM)
Minnesota JCC Sabes Center – Tychman Shapiro Gallery

The Sovev Kinneret region in Israel is filled with natural beauty, cultural highlights and home to many. Through vibrant prints and captivating photographs, this exhibit brings to light the many dimensions of the diverse and beautiful landscapes of the region focusing on the architecture, scenery and everyday life.

A partnership with P2G and the St. Paul Jewish Federation. Partnership2Gether (P2G) creates a living bridge between the Jews of Israel and the Jews of Diaspora to strengthen Jewish identity and form a strong, stable and united global community. P2G is designed to cultivate people-to-people relationships, projects and professional programs between St. Paul and our partner region, Sovev Kinneret, in Israel. Volunteers from St. Paul collaborate with their Israeli counterparts on cultural, social and educational exchanges.


Yom HaZikaron (Israeli Memorial Day)
7 PM
St. Paul: Mt. Zion | Minneapolis: Barry Family Campus, Minnesota JCC Sabes Center

An evening of remembering Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism.


MAY 4 – 9
Israel Independence Day Film Festival

Celebrate Israel with six nights of exclusive, award-winning new films, available from the comfort of your home!

CLICK HERE for info and tickets.
Use your JCC promo code: JCCMN


For questions, contact Steve Mintz at stevem@minnesotajcc.org or Sara Greenberg at sarag@minnesotajcc.org.


Yom Ha’atzmaut is Presented in Partnership with the
Minnesota JCC, the St. Paul Jewish Federation, the Israel Center of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation.