Saturday, April 18, 2015

Celebrate Israel at 67 in the Bay Area

The Bay Area celebrates Israel's re-birthday with opportunities to learn and to dance and sing, throughout our community. 

Here's a sample of what's offered.  Let us know if you have anything to add.

Wednesday April 22
 “Between Honor and Authenticity: Zionism as Theodor Herzl’s Life Project.” Presentation by Oxford University professor Derek Penslar. At Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Studies, 295 Boalt Hall, U.C. Berkeley. 5 p.m. Free, but RSVP requested.

Remembering the Fallen. Celebrating the People of Israel at 67.
We join together as a community to remember those who gave their lives in defense of Israel. Following our ceremony, we will celebrate Israel's 67th year of independence with a sing-a-long with the Lamah Lo Trio. Our program includes our local Israeli Scouts, the Jewish Community High School choir, informational booths, Israeli refreshments and Israeli folk dancing.
Admission is free.
7:30 - 9:30 Lafayette Veterans Center, 3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafayette, CA 94549

Sonoma County Celebrates ISRAEL at 67 !
6:00 PM  Congregation Shomrei Torah, Santa Rosa 2600 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Join the family-friendly community celebration of Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel's
Independence Day, with dinner (falafel, pita, Israeli salad, etc) ,singing, Israeli dancing, and Israel-related kids activities. And, birthday cake, of course!

San Francisco Premiere of Body and Soul
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Congregation Adath Israel -- Modern Orthodox Shul
1851 Noriega Street
San Francisco, CA 94122

Thursday April 23 

Israeli soldiers tell their stories. Visiting reserve-duty Israel Defense Force soldiers discuss Israeli-Arab conflict. Sponsored by Congregation Shomrei Torah, StandWithUs and Hillel of Sonoma County. At Shomrei Torah, 2600 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. 10:30 a.m. Free.

Israel in Color
3:30-7PM Festivities, 7-10PM Program for Adults
 Enjoy Israeli music, children’s activities, artists, great food and a wonderful Israeli-style atmosphere.This year’s theme: Israel in Color - come and experience the colorful, fun, cool and hip Israel!
Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Atlo 94303

Israel: Independent and Proud
 7- 10 Arttitud  art & design gallery, 1121 Howard St. at 7th St. SF 94103

Monday April 27
Blue and White Monday
Party! (Donation requested)
6:00 -9:00
The Brickyard, 1787 Union St, SF, CA 94123
Register here:

Thursday April 30
“Answering Tough Questions About Israel.” Israel Education Committee program with speaker Jonathan Carey of the Israeli advocacy group BlueStar. At Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St., Oakland. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Sunday May 3
Celebrate Israel's Independence Day at UC Berkeley
Memorial Stadium
Berkeley's Jewish Student Union is proud to present Israel’s  Independence Day 2015! Join us on Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 11am - 2pm for a barbecue, Israeli music, watermelon eating contests, and much much
more! The FREE event will be at the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Plaza at  California Memorial Stadium and is open to all U.C. Berkeley students and the community at large.


Gazoo said...

Derek Penslar is quite an anti-israel guy.. he blabbers about Israel ethnic cleansing. I don't know why you have him at a pro israel event. You haven't done your research

Dusty said...

Too late now, Gazoo.