Yom Ha’Atzmaut Celebrates Israel’s Independence with Fun, Food, and Music

For the first time, The Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee partnered with the community Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israel Independence Day, a celebration with the Gordon Jewish Community Center Jewish Food Festival – and the result was outstanding! Over 450 people, both established and new to Nashville, came to the fun-filled event which included several different Jewish foods presented by professional chefs and local restaurants. Food was completely sold out by the end of the event. Community Shlicha, Noam Harari, organized all the Israeli-themed activities which included music, dance, and children’s activities. The entire building was decorated for Israel, and the auditorium was filled with people enjoying the food while listening to live music. The children were thoroughly engaged and entertained with activities representing different cities in Israel, including sand art in Tel Aviv, Kotel art in Jerusalem, and fishing in the Kinneret, and Camp Davis staff were on hand to supervise the Gaga game! There was something for everyone. 



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