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

Join us on Monday, May 1st for the 2017 Yom Ha'Atzmaut Festival. From the children's carnival to an Israeli movie and reception, there is something for everyone! All events are FREE and open to the community. For more information please contact Esther Katz at

Children's Carnival - Held Rain or Shine!
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | JCC Gymnasium

Head to the JCC Pavilion Gymnasium to travel Israel through games, inflatables, face painting, tattoo artist, and balloon art while winning prizes along the way. Israeli Teens from our Partnership Area will be here to help bring a true Israeli vibe to our celebration. Food from Star Catering will be available for purchase. We recommend parking in the Fitness Center parking lot.
*In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held in the JCC Gymnasium.

17th Annual B’nai B’rith Jewish Trivia Contest
6:00– 7:00 p.m. | Social Hall

Join us in the JCC Social Hall for the 17th annual B'nai B'rith Jewish trivia contest. Participants can win cash prizes for themselves and their favorite local Jewish charity. Advanced sign up is required. Please e-mail or call (402)334-6443 for details or to register.

Israeli Movie & Reception
7:00 p.m. | JCC Theater

Featured Movie: Bar Bahar (In Between), 2016

Join us for a free screening of Bar Bahar (or In Betweenon the big screen in the JCC Theater. Bar Bahar tells the story of three Palestinian women living in an apartment in Tel Aviv, as they try to find a balance between traditional and modern culture. Special Israeli concessions* will be available during the film.

Stick around after the movie for a reception in the JCC Gallery featuring delicious Israeli street food, beer, and Kosher wine. This portion of the event is open to community members, ages 21+.

*Please check food ingredients in order to avoid any food allergy reactions.


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