Honoring the 65th birthday of the founding of the modern state of Israel, Congregation Bet Haverim in Davis presents its annual Israel Independence Day celebration from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. The festivities will take place in the CBH Redwood Grove, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis.
Organized by the congregation’s Israel Matters Committee, the event will feature free food — hot dogs, falafel, salads and cotton candy. Kids’ attractions include arts and crafts, Hebrew necklace making and face painting. There also will be Klezmer (eastern European Jewish) music and Israeli dancing.
Artwork by students of the CBH religious school will be on display and free Israeli flags and decals will be distributed.
“We invite all friends of Israel to join us to celebrate the remarkable achievements of this small country,” says George Rooks, Israel Matters chairman. “We are proud that Israel prospers as the democratic, diverse, economically viable national homeland of the Jewish people despite multiple challenges.”
A month later, CBH and its Israel Matters Committee will welcome Andy David, the new Israel consul general to the Pacific Northwest. David will discuss the “Current Scene in Israel” on Wednesday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the CBH Social Hall.
For more information, contact George Rooks at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 530-756-0986.