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Hartsdale's Solomon Schecter will be location for major county wide celebration tomorrow
Release Date: April 16, 2018

Solomon Schecter on W Hartsdale Ave,  Hartsdasle is the location of a major county wide celebration on Sunday-tomorrow in honor of Israel's 70th birthday. Enjoy music, dancing, food, lectures, vendors and more. W Hartsdale Ave could get busy on Sunday since we expect a large turnout.



Join us on April 15, 2018 for a festive, county-wide celebration

in honor of Israel’s 70th birthday!





Day at a Glance


See map at center of book for program locations • Schedule subject to change

Ongoing activities (see below) open at 12:00pm

Session 1: 12:15-12:55pm

• Evan Bernstein, ADL NY Director: “A Briefing by the Anti-Defamation League”

• Gil Hovav, Celebrity Israeli Chef - Cooking Demonstration

• Miss Israel 2013, Yityish Titi Aynaw presented by JNF

“Machane Yehuda” Shuk Performances

12:20 - 12:40pm, Westchester Day School Choir

12:40 - 12:55pm, Westchester Torah Academy Choir

Grand Ceremony: 1:00-1:50pm Featuring FIDF Musical Ensemble

“Machane Yehuda” Shuk Performances (continued)

• 1:50 - 2:05pm, Beatboxer/Body Percussionist Michael Feigenbaum

• 2:05 - 2:25pm, Westchester Klezmer Band

• 2:25 - 2:40pm, Beatboxer/Body Percussionist Michael Feigenbaum

• 2:40 - 3:00pm, Israeli Dancing

• 3:00 - 3:15pm, Schechter Westchester HS Band

• 3:15 - 3:45pm, Beatboxer/Body Percussionist Michael Feigenbaum

• 3:45 - 4:15pm, Rami Strosberg and Friends

• 4:15 - 4:30pm, Schechter Westchester Lower School Choir

Session 2: 2:00-2:40pm

• “A Global View of Israel@70” with AJC CEO David Harris and AJC’s Partners presented by

AJC Westchester/Fairfield

• Cooking with Chef Renana – Shakshukah and flatbread demonstration

• David Goldstein, Author, Alley-Oop to Aliyah: African American Hoopsters in the Holy Land

with former Israeli basketball player, Chris Watson.

• Israeli Wine Workshop by The River Wine

Session 3: 2:50-3:30pm

• Shahar Azani, Executive Director for the Northeast, StandWithUs,

“Israel Through Your Eyes: Touching Hearts and Minds”

• MusicTalks, “Ella’s Trip to Israel”, (ages 4 and up), presented by The Tel Aviv Foundation

• Nimrod Sheffer, Desert Stars, “Israel’s Threats and Opportunities”

• Israel Air Force Drone Pilot Course by SWAN Kids

• Cooking with Chef Renana - Hands-on cooking class, tri-color hummus

• Early Childhood (up to age 4) Interactive Music Session with Carla Friend, T’kiya

Session 4: 3:40-4:20pm

• Sivan Ya’ari, Founder and CEO, Innovation:Africa, presented by Israel Bonds,

“Transforming Africans’ Lives with Israeli Innovation”

• MusicTalks – “The Story of Israel through its Songs”

• Krav Maga by SWAN Kids

• Cooking with Chef Renana - Hands-on cooking class, eggplant tahini dip (babaganush)

Closing Birthday Celebration (with cake!): 4:30-5:00pm

Ongoing Activities

“Machane Yehuda” Shuk

HOME: The Insider Lens on Israel: A photo exhibition presented by UJA and JDC

Bouncy House/inflatables presented by Beth El Day Camp & Nursery School

Maaleh Film School – Israeli short films followed by moderated discussion (beginning at 2:00pm)

“Shvil Yisrael” Virtual Hike

Engage in Knitting: Create Baby Blankets for Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem. (2:00-3:30pm)

Gaga, Israeli-style dodgeball

Experience Israel Through the Five Senses (for ages 2-5)

“My Tie” Community Art Activity


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