How will you celebrate Israel's 58th birthday?
I'll be at Crobar with hordes of hora-dancing, Israel-supporting Jews at Dor Chadash's annual Yom Ha'atzmaut bash...click the link for all the relevant info including info on how to buy tickets ($36) and VIP passes and a video of highlights from last year. Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Minister Shaul Mofaz will be speaking at the event.
Every year, Dor Chadash gets together with 80 Jewish organizations to throw this party for over 4,000 people and remember the fallen soldiers of Israel. A solemn, moving ceremony of memorial is capped by an outrageous party celebrating Israel's birthday. Last year they raised $30,000 for a youth village. This year, proceeds will benefit Parallel Lives, a new initiative that connects Israeli soldiers with American Jewish College students to create meaningful, sustainable peer-to-peer relationships that strengthen Jewish identity.
See you in the VIP room...I'll be the one wearing black...