Yom Ha’Atzmaut: A Day of Celebration for All of Israel
A few minutes after sundown following Yom Ha’Zikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day), the Israeli flag on Mount Herzl is raised from half-staff (in memory of the fallen soldiers and victims of terror) to the top of the pole, and Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day) begins. Celebrated on the 5th day of Iyar in the Hebrew calendar, this is the anniversary of the day (corresponding to the Gregorian date of May 14, 1948) on which David Ben-Gurion publicly read the Israeli Declaration of Independence and the celebrations began.
Israel’s Independence Day marks the creation of the modern State of Israel in 1948. Much like Americans celebrate the Fourth of July, Jewish people in Israel honor Yom Ha’atzmaut with fireworks, barbecues, and concerts. Outside of Israel, Jewish communities generally host parties, extravaganzas. This year, with social distancing in place around the world, many communities will instead gather in virtual celebration. The Tampa JCCs and Federation proudly brings to our community and beyond, Israel Through A Lens. The creatively curated day of events will be held on Sunday, April 18, 2021 beginning at 12:30 PM EST.
The day will honor Israel in many creative and cultural fashions.
Tampa Israel Independence Day Celebration
Honor the Independence of Israel with incredible entertainment enjoyed from the comfort of your home. Virtually - We proudly present:
Israel Through a Lens
Get ready for the evening movie Breaking Bread by preparing this easy Israeli delectable Hummus recipe brought to you by Tampa PJ Library.
Hummus in a Bag Ingredients:
5 tablespoons tahini
3 tablespoons water
6 tablespoons lemon juice
16 ounces/450g canned chickpeas, drained
½ teaspoon salt
1 or 2 cloves garlic
1. Blend tahini, water, and lemon juice in a food processor or blender.
2. Add chickpeas, salt, and garlic, and pulse ingredients until incorporated, then blend until smooth.
3. Dip veggies, bread, or whatever you like.
1. TIP: Don’t have a blender? Use a whisk to mix your tahini, water and lemon juice. You can smash your chickpeas with a fork or potato masher.
This program is proudly supported by the Israel Engagement Fund:
A JCC Association of North America Program Accelerator, made possible by the generosity of several committed donors.
For more information about Israel Independence Day Celebration contact Brandy Gold at firstname.lastname@example.org