Join with thousands of others around the US to celebrate Israel’s 73rd birthday for the 6 free events. Advanced sign up required for most.

Monday April 12

Mon / Apr 12 / 9:30 am The Renaissance of Israeli Judaism with Dr. Ruth Calderon and Karin Lagziel Watch via Zoom. Register for link.

In 2012, Dr. Ruth Calderon surprised many Israelis – and perhaps even herself – when she was elected to the Knesset as a member of the Yesh Atid party. Dedicated to the formation of Israel’s Jewish identity, the Israeli thought leader challenged the ultra-Orthodox domination on religious matters in the state. Prominently among these efforts, she asked the government to fund Torah study across the religious spectrum. Dr. Calderon will talk with Karin Lagziel about her new role as the President of the World Zionist Organization and her vision for an Israeli Judaism that is vibrant, pluralistic, welcoming, and dynamic. Through a partnership of Park Avenue Synagogue, JAFI, Central Synagogue, and 92Y. 

Wednesday, April 14

Wed / Apr 14 / 9 am War of Shadows: Codebreakers, Spies, and The Secret Struggle to Drive The Nazis From The Middle East  featuring Gershom Gorenberg and Rabbi Savenor Zoom link

Wed / Apr 14 / 4:30 pm From Memorial to Celebration: Honoring Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzma’ut. As we transition from Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Remembrance Day, to Yom HaAtzma’ut, Israel’s Independence Day, come together with the UES community to mark this moment of memorial and celebration. This program is a partnership between Central Synagogue, Park Avenue Synagogue, Kehillath Jeshurun, 92Y, JAFI, UJA-Federation of NY, and AIPAC. It will include moving personal testimonies, words of inspiration from our rabbis, and songs of remembrance and celebration from our cantors.  

Wed/ April 14 / 5:00 pm National Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration! Featuring Internationally Acclaimed Singer and Songwriter CRAIG TAUBMAN and Israeli Singer and Performer DGANIT DADDO – Register for link at    5 pm

Thursday, April 15

Thu / Apr 15 / 3:30 pm Shirei Eretz Yisrael: Community Song Session in Celebration of Yom Haatzma’ut live stream at Dress in blue and white, grab your Israeli flags, and join the PAS Music Center as Josh Rosenberg leads us in some of our favorite Israeli songs to celebrate Israel’s Independence Day. Lyrics will be provided, so get ready to sing along!

and don’t miss the following All-Star celebration

Thu/ Apr 15, 2021, 7:00 PM PDT All-Star Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration. This online concert features some of our favorite Jewish music superstars, such as David Broza, Josh Nelson, Chava Mirel, Rick Recht, Rabbi Lisa Silverstein, Laurie Akers, Nefesh Mountain, Rabbi Josh Warshawsky, Nativ & Hevruta Gap Year Students in Israel. There will also be VERY special guest speakers! Free Sign up at