Yom Ha’atzmaut

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Israel at War: Pittsburgh Doctors Answer the Call

Tuesday, May 14 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
2000 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States

Celebrate the eight dedicated Pittsburgh doctors who visited Israel after the October 7 attacks.

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Israel at 75 General Assembly

Our Support of Israel Makes a Huge Difference

Friday, April 12 @ 7:42 PM EDT

How lucky were several us from Pittsburgh to be in Israel this past week to mourn with the country for her fallen on Yom HaZikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day) and then to celebrate Israel’s 75th Independence Day on Yom Ha’atzmaut!

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Run, Walk, Roll for Israel

Yom Ha’atzmaut: Run/Walk/Roll for Israel at 75

Sunday, April 30, 2023 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
Schenley Oval
1 Overlook Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States

Pittsburgh celebrates Israel’s 75 years of statehood with all kinds of fun activities at Schenley Oval.

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Federation is Here for Good

Friday, April 12 @ 7:42 PM EDT

Over the last week, I have heard stories leaving me with a real sense of gratification and satisfaction regarding our Federation focus this past year in sustaining Jewish community and Jewish life.

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Yom Ha’atzmaut 2020

Friday, April 12 @ 7:42 PM EDT

It is probably the first time in history that one million more Jews reside in the homeland of the Jewish people than in the next biggest Jewish community.

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Yom Ha’atzamut with the Shinshinim!

Friday, April 12 @ 7:42 PM EDT

What a Yom Ha’azmaut! Today we celebrated the Israeli independence day! We started our day at Community Day School (CDS) singing and dancing with Israeli songs outside. Following the dancing, all of the school went inside to see the amazing Carnival that we’ve made for this special day! There was Israeli dancing, Israeli trivia, Israeli games […]

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Fragments of Memory 5-7-2019 Yom HaZikaron Ceremony

Making the World a Better Place–Community Campaign Back on Track

Friday, April 12 @ 7:42 PM EDT

Lighting a torch at the Yom Haatzmaut (Israel Independence Day) celebration in Jerusalem opened me up to new experiences and introduced me to new individuals making a difference in Israeli society.

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Pittsburgh’s Secret Sauce

Friday, April 12 @ 7:42 PM EDT

Pittsburgh’s Jewish community is being recognized for both our tragic losses and our incredible resilience.

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Shinshinim Update

Friday, April 12 @ 7:42 PM EDT

Oneg Shabbat, Tikkun Olam, Diller Teen Fellows and Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebrations Wow, what a couple of special weeks we’ve had!  Starting with a trivia game for the Oneg Shabbat at the Jewish Federation (a meeting held about the Jewish programming around the community) on a Friday afternoon that sent us to Shabbat with a smile, and […]

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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Celebrates the State of Israel's 70th Anniversary at Yom Ha'atzmaut

Friday, April 12 @ 7:42 PM EDT

The state of Israel is turning 70, and Pittsburgh is invited to the party. The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is hosting a community-wide celebration for Yom Ha’atzmaut, the 70th Independence Day of Israel, on April 19. It’s from 4-8 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill. All events will be outdoors, weather […]

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Yom Ha'atzmaut Matisyahu in Pittsburgh

Yom Ha’atzmaut and Matisyahu in Pittsburgh

Friday, April 12 @ 7:42 PM EDT

Matisyahu performed live and acoustic in Pittsburgh for Israel’s 69th birthday. Read the story in the Jewish Chronicle

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South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh Celebrates Israel

Friday, April 12 @ 7:42 PM EDT

I attended the Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration that was coordinated by our Federation initiative, South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh, at the South Hills JCC. It was fantastic seeing so many young families having fun and celebrating Israel. Every South Hills congregational Rabbi was in attendance. This sense of collaboration in the South Hills is helping the community reach […]

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Yom Ha'atzmaut Continues in the South Hills This Weekend!

Friday, April 12 @ 7:42 PM EDT

I remember in the late 1970’s, my parents saved up enough money to take their first trip to Israel.  When they returned, they gave me and my siblings gifts.  I remember I was given a t shirt that said “Israel Is Real”.  I know it sounds a little corny today, but it was a big […]

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