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

Thursday, April 23rd

From the children's carnival to the informative lecture, 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 2015 Yom Ha'Atzmaut Festival, please contact Esther Katz at

Schedule of Events

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | JCC Pavilion
Carnival games, prizes, inflatables, face painting, airbrush tattoo artist, magician, and balloon artist! Food from Star Kosher Catering will be available for purchase.

15th Annual B’nai B’rith

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | JCC Auditorium

Please RSVP before April 22nd. FREE Pizza, provided by Star Kosher Catering, will be served for participants. For more information please e-mail or call (402) 334-6443.

Featuring Ari Shavit

7:30 – 9:00 p.m. | JCC Theater
Ari Shavit is an Israeli reporter and author. Shavit is considered one of the most influential journalists writing about the Middle East today and is a lead commentator on Israeli public television. His latest book, My Promised Land: A Personal Journey Through the History of Israel, is a deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel. A dessert reception catered by Star Kosher catering, is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Omaha, will follow the lecture. The Ruth and Phil Sokolof Lecture Series is sponsored by the Sokolof Family Foundation, Plains States Region of the Anti-Defamation League and the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation of Omaha and the UNO Schwalb Center.

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