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Join us on as we celebrate Israel's Independence Day!

All activities will be held indoors at the JCC.

Join us from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11th for the 2016 Yom Ha'Atzmaut Festival. From the children's carnival to fun family-friendly concert, there is something for everyone! All events are FREE and open to the community. For more information please contact Esther Katz at

Schedule of Events: Wednesday, May 11

Children’s Carnival
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | JCC Auditorium

Fun for kids of all ages! Carnival games, prizes, inflatables, face painting, and balloon artist!  Food from Star Catering will be available for purchase.

16th Annual B’nai B’rith Jewish Trivia Contest
6:15 – 7:00 p.m. | Social Hall

BIG cash prizes to participants and their favorite local Jewish charity. For details please e-mail or call (402) 334-6443.

Concert with Israeli Entertainer, Avi Dayan
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. | JCC Theater

The Center for Jewish Life, in collaboration with PARTNERSHIP2GETHER, is proud to present. Avi Dayan. Avi specializes in Hebrew songs from all generations. Every performance is a memorable and unforgettable experience. Hear and sing along to songs such as Halleluya, Jerusalem of Gold, and Yidishe Mame. The concert will open with preschoolers from the Pennie Z. Davis Child Development Center leading us in song.

This program is made possible with the support of the following Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation Funds: Herbert Goldsten Trust, Special Donor-Advised Fund, & the Murray H. and Sharee C. Newman Supporting Foundation.