Houston Celebrates Israel at 71 - Tel Aviv Style!

Yom H LogoThursday, May 9 | 4:30 PM-7:00 PM
UPDATED LOCATION: at the Main J Campus, 5601 S. Braeswood

In partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston and the Israeli American Council

Join us for our annual community-wide celebration of Israel’s independence & celebrate 71 years of Israel Tel-Aviv style!

Due to the potential for inclement weather, we are moving the event indoors at the main J campus, 5601 S. Braeswood. 

  • Israeli-Style Torch Lighting Ceremony

  • Eurovision-inspired concert featuring local musicians: Mikol Makom, HCRJ Trio, and Tuesday Night Music Club

  • Nachalat Benyamin artist fair with art & crafts for sale

  • LOTS of crafts, games, and activities for kids

  • Israeli Food catered by Laykie’s Gourmet Café at the J, Genesis Steakhouse, My Pita and Snochefs

We are excited to announce this year’s Torch Lighting Honorees: 

Eric Barvin, Denis Braham, Gil Brav, Stephen Breslauer, Jadyn Grossman, Arline and Ben Guefen, Daniel Johary, Livingston and Saranne Kosberg, Hadas Levy, Shay Luvshis, Iris Mushin, Russ Robinson and Nofar Salman. Torch Lighter Bios

Free and open to the community - RSVP Here

Volunteers Needed - Sign Up!


This event is put on by the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC with generous funding from the Israel American Council and the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston and sponsored by the Consul General of Israel to the Southwest, Congregation Or Ami, URJ Greene Family Camp, Camp Young-Judea Texas, Robert M. Beren Academy, Bnai Akivah, Shevet Ramon, The Medallion, Ulpan Shemesh, The Shlenker School, Congregation Beth Yeshurun, United Orthodox Synagogues, Congregation Emanu El, Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism, Congregation Brith Shalom, and Congregation Beth Israel. 

IAC Jewish Federation of Greater Houston
Israeli Consulate Logo Beren Academy Ulpan Shemesh Shevat Ramon Bnei Akiva Logo 2019
Greene Family Camp Congregation Or Ami Camp Young Judea Congregation Brith Shalom
Medallion Shlenker HCRJ Seven Acres
Beth Yeshurun Emanu El UOS Congregation Beth Israel


For more information, please contact Rabbi Jill Levy at or 713.595.8156.