US Cities Celebrate Israel’s Independence Day

Israeli-American Council organizing five mass festivals in May, which will be largest Jewish activity in North America; 50,000 expected to attend; This week A Wider Bridge co-sponsors Israel Independence Day Celebrations in Chicago and New York

The five mass festivals around the US will take place throughout May and will be the largest Jewish activity in North America, with more than 50,000 Israeli-Americans expected to participate. The locations were chosen in proportion to the size of the local Israeli community. Miami will hold its festival on May 3, followed by Las Vegas a week later, Los Angeles on May 17, and New York and Boston on May 31.

The festivals will include a technology pavilion, as well as stands showcasing Israeli graffiti, fashion displays, and more. Israeli musicians will also be performing, including Shlomi Shabat, Ethnix, Rita, and other artists.

“The festivals will give the tens of thousands of participants coast to coast the possibility to celebrate Israel’s Independence Day for a whole day, which is an experience showing all that is beautiful and good in Israel,” said Sagi Balasha, the group’s CEO.

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A Wider Bridge co-sponsors Israel’s Independence Day events in New York and Chicago: Join us tonight in Chicago for a screening of the documentary “Undressing Israel: Gay Men in the Promised Land” and a talk with the documentary creator Michal Lucas, and on Sunday for a huge Independence party in Brooklyn, featuring Hadag Hachash and Matisyahu.

Curious about what gay life is like in Israel? Chicago Israel Week and A Wider Bridge invite you for a screening of the documentary “Undressing Israel: Gay Men in the Promised Land” for an inside look.
After the documentary, filmmaker Michael Lucas will host a Q&A with the audience about the film, Israel and gay life.

Thursday, April 23at 7:00pm
Columbia College Chicago, 1104 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60605
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A Wider Bridge is proud to be part of Brooklyn’s great celebration of Yom Ha’atzma’ut on Sunday, April 26! As a co-sponsor of this event, we offer $23 discount to our friends on tickets to Hadag Nahash concert ($45 instead of $68). click for more info