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Celebrate Israel: LGBT Cluster

Come join A Wider Bridge, Keshet, CBST, Eshel, JQY and Mosaic of Westchester as we proudly march up Fifth Avenue in the Celebrate Israel Parade. Join our official Facebook page to get connected, and for news and updates on the event.

Don’t miss the 50th Annual Celebrate Israel Parade, the world’s largest public gathering in celebration of Israel led by a delegation of Knesset Members, featuring SpaceIL and performances by Israeli recording artists Chen Aharoni, Hagit Yaso, DJ Mr. Black; and SOULFARM

To amplify LGBT visibility at the annual support Israel parade in New York, the biggest Jewish LGBT organizations team up  and march together every year in the parade. This year we moved up to the front and will be assembling on Sunday, June 1 at 11:00 AM on Fifth Avenue between 53rd & 54th Streets. We will have some light refreshments and each marcher will receive a free commemorative t-shirt emblazoned with the rainbow-Magen David flag.

This year our theme is “50 Faces of Israel’s Diversity” and we will be marching right in front to the Progressive cluster. This is the largest communal Jewish event in the U.S. and marching with us is a great way to show your support for Israel. Our presence is also a great way to create awareness of LGBT issues in Israel and to enhance visibility of the LGBT community in the broader Jewish world. Please rsvp to joseph@awiderbridge.org and indicate your choice of t-shirt size, S, M, L or XL.

In 1964, thousands walked down Riverside Drive in support of the young State of Israel. This impromptu walk evolved into the Salute to Israel Parade on Fifth Avenue. In 2011 the name of the Parade was changed to focus on celebrating the vibrant and diverse country of Israel. The Parade features over 30,000 marchers from many organizations. Hundreds of thousands enthusiastic spectators watch American and Israeli community leaders and dignitaries, entertainers, artists, musicians, dancers, celebrities, floats and marching bands.

Watch the Parade Live on WWOR My9, on the parade’s website, or on YouTube Starting at 12:00 p.m.

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The LGBT Cluster at last year’s event

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