Yom Ha’atzmaut

Yom Haatzmaut 2018 Logo

Thursday, Apr 19 | 4:30 PM-8:00 PM
Merfish Teen Center

Celebrate 70 years of Israel! Join us for our annual community-wide celebration of Israel’s independence. We look forward to events across the community, which will culminate in our annual Yom Ha'atzmaut celebration on April 19.  

Since this is a special year, we have an EXTRA HUGE event planned. 

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  • Super fun & family-friendly games, crafts, and activities.
  • The pool (geared for ages 5 and up) will be open from 4:30-6:00 PM (bring your own towel).
  • Off-site parking and buses from the Main J. Free Dough Cone to the first 100 riders and other give-a-ways at the event.
  • An Israeli-style Torch Lighting Ceremony honoring community members who've made an impact on our connection to Israel
  • 45 minute super fun concert with the band Capaim
  • A “spark-tacular” surprise ending! 

4:30 PM - Children's Activities and Pool Open for children 5+ (closes at 6:00 PM)
6:15 PM - Israeli Flag March Led by Bnei Akiva and Tzofim Youth
6:20 PM - Torch Lighting Ceremony (Children's Activities Break)
7:00 PM - Capaim Concert (Children's Activities Re-Open)

Plenty of food options available for purchase, including Laykie's Gourmet Cafe, Dough Cone, Pita Bites, Shosh & Chookies Fresh Mex and a beer and wine bar.

Volunteers Needed!

Thank You to our Sponsors!

This event is put on by the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC with generous funding from the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston and the Israeli American Council. 

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Logo Jewish Federation of Greater Houston IAC
Congregation Brith Shalom Congregation Emanu El
Temple Sinai UOS Goldberg Montessory  
Becker Logo E&L Texas Light and Sound
EA Bar Mitzvahs Isaac's Storage and Moving    

Upcoming Events

Young Adults: Israel Fest 2018 - April 18

For more information, please contact