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Yom Ha'atzmaut

Community-wide Celebration for Yom Ha'atzmaut

Israel's 70th Independence Day

Due to weather the event will be held indoors!

Thursday, April 19, 2018
4:00–8:00 pm
JCC Squirrel Hill
5738 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh 15217
(Weather permitting, activities will occur outdoors)

FREE Admission
Dietary laws observed.

Play, Dance, Sing, Eat and Celebrate Israel with the community!

Jam to Israeli hits and enjoy a live dance performance.

Help paint our Israel mural. 

The Community Mural, Israeli dancing, Moon bounce, Gaga Pit, Inflatable Basketball, Tables Games, Cookie Decorating and more. 



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Apr 19, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm




  • 4:00pm Open Activities
  • 5:00pm Karmiel/Misgav Dance Performance - main stage
  • 6:00pm ISRABAND – main stage
  • 7:30pm Teen Dance Party – Katz Auditorium
  • 7:30pm Young Adult Israeli Trivia – Levinson Hall B/C

Please note road closures on Murray Avenue and Darlington Avenue throughout the day:

  • Darlington Avenue will close at 9am with partial access at Wightman St. for Darlington residents and St. Edmunds Academy School parents and faculty.
  • All Darlington exit traffic will be directed onto Forbes via the St. Edmunds Academy driveway. Complete closure of Darlington begins at the JCC through Murray Avenue. 

All roads will reopen by 11pm.


In order to provide an environment of mutual respect, we ask that no displays of signs, posters or any other materials should be shown, handed out or otherwise displayed at this event, with the exception of waving Israeli flags that are in keeping with the spirit of the event. Please see our code of conduct. Thank you.

A photo or video of you may be taken at this event. Please read below for details.*

Questions? Contact Emily Bernstein at ebernstein@jfedpgh.org or 412-992-5247.

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The full inclusion of people of all abilities is a core value of the Pittsburgh Jewish Community. Please discuss disability-related accommodations with the contact person for this event.



Scenes from Yom Ha'atzmaut 2017

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Yom Haatzmaut 2017

 Video by Michael Guinard

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