2024

Yom Ha’atzmaut

CELEBRATE ISRAEL WITH YOUR COMMUNITY

In Person
Sunday, May 19 | 12:45 - 3:30 PM
March Starts at 1:00 PM

Congregation Beth Shalom
5915 Beacon St., Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Free and Open to the Community
No Registration Required

Join your Pittsburgh community in person to celebrate Israel with a march, activities and live music from the band HaShayara from Kibbutz Eshbal in Misgav. The march will start at Congregation Beth Shalom and end at JCC Squirrel Hill. Attendees are encouraged to wear blue and white to show support!

There will be a live concert in the JCC at the end of the march with male and female singers.

Light Refreshments (Dietary Laws Observed) • Free Parking

March Route

The march will begin at Beth Shalom, walk down Beacon to Murray, and end at the JCC on Darlington. Be aware that there will be road blocks along the route for those coming from outside of Squirrel Hill and there will be security present. Please refer to the map below to see the full path.

Yom Ha'atzmaut March Path

HaShayara

Songs performed by the band will be a mashup of English and Hebrew. The band will also talk about their experiences since October 7.

Activity Booths

After the march, join us in family-friendly activities hosted by our own Shinshinim and local organizations. Each activity will relate to a different region in Israel and passports will be available to receive stamps at each booth.

Israeli Band HaShayara From Kibbutz Eshbal in Misgav

Nitsan Bar Kama
Nitsan Bar Kama
Nitsan is a talented and experienced singer, musician and educator who has published an album titled "Eer Hama." In addition to her artistic endeavors, she serves in the IDF reserves as an educator, providing support and guidance to officers and soldiers.
Raz Rotem
Raz Rotem
Raz is a great singer and works as an educator and therapist for the elderly. She creates content and leads special musical events that incorporate storytelling and crowd participation.
Yoav Sagi
Yoav Sagi
Yoav is a keyboard player, sound designer, educator and software developer. He recently released a mini album with the group LOOM and served as an IDF reservist on the Gaza border since October.
Gai Shouval
Gai Shouval
Gai is a skilled saxophone and oud player. He plays Jazz and Fusion and had the privilege of performing in a warm-up act for the iconic band Deep Purple. He also serves as a high school principal in Karmiel.
Gilad Perry
Gilad Perry
Gilad is the Musical Director and guitarist of Hashayara, an artist and creator with a successful YouTube channel featuring renowned kids' songs in Israel. He is the founder of the education Kibbutz Eshbal and formerly served as the Director of International Partnerships at Dror Israel.

Congregation Beth Shalom

5915 Beacon St., Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Questions:

Kim Salzman
Kim Salzman
Director, Israel & Overseas Planning & Impact
412-992-5239
Marlene Layton
Marlene Layton
Israel & Overseas Coordinator
412-992-5247

Full inclusion is a core value of Jewish Pittsburgh. The Jewish Federation welcomes invitees of all abilities, backgrounds, races, religious affiliations, sexual orientations and gender identities. Please discuss accessibility accommodations with the contact person for this event.

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