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Join us at the JCC on Tuesday, May 6th as we celebrate Israel's Independence Day! From the children's carnival to the live music concert, there is something for everyone! All events are FREE and open to the community. We suggest parking in the Fitness Center Parking Lot. For more information on the 2014 Yom Ha'Atzmaut Festival, please contact Esther Katz at

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

Schedule of Events


5:30-7:00 p.m.  |  JCC Pavilion
Kids will have a blast at Israeli City Stations where there will be games, obstacle courses, balloon art, crafts, inflatables, face painting and much more! Learning about Israel has never been so fun. Star Catering food available for purchase.

B'nai B'Rith Jewish TRIVIA QUIZ

6:15 p.m.  |  JCC Auditorium
It’s the 14th Annual B’nai B’rith Jewish Trivia Quiz for teens & adults. For more information, register a team and earn money for your organization, email or call (402) 334-6443. Please RSVP before May 6th.

Yom hazikaron ceremony & live concert

7:15-8:15 p.m.  |  JCC THEATER
Partnership2Gether proudly presents Omaha's Community Shaliach, Eliad Eliyahu ben Shushan in concert! He will celebrate Israel’s Independence Day by leading the Yom HaZikaron Ceremony and follow with a wonderful 50-minute concert. Eliad was born and raised in Akko in the Western Galilee. In the army he served as singer of the Northern entertainment group and has written and composed two albums. His first CD, Shirat Hael, reached the top of the charts in Israel. Partnership2Gether is a program of the Center for Jewish Life promoting people-to-people relationships between Israel and communities throughout the world. Call (402) 334-6445 for info.

Wine & hors d'oeuvre RECEPTION

8:15 p.m.  |  JCC GALLERY
After the concert relax with Kosher Israeli wines and Israeli hors d'oeuvres.