The Weintraub Israel Center, along with the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, area synagogues and organizations, is excited to bring the Israel@70 celebration to Tucson. We hope you join us to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s 70th Independence Day, on April 22, 2018, 1:00-6:00 pm, at the intersection of the Tucson J and the Tucson Hebrew Academy. Together, with an anticipated 8,000 festival goers, we will celebrate Israel’s culture with live entertainment, music, a variety of food vendors, exciting booths, and fun and games for the entire family! Check back for more details.


Celebration Overview

  • Parade – The celebration will begin with the UA Marching Band leading all of our religious school students, their parents and teachers, from the JCC tennis courts to the main stage at THA.
  • Shuk – A “shuk” (marketplace) will be created and booths will be rented to synagogues, agencies, organizations, art vendors, food trucks, etc. The cost for a booth will be $150 and will include a tent, and table. Synagogue booths will be interspersed with vendor booths to ensure maximum contact with festival attendees. Feel free to bring items from your gift shop, information about upcoming events and/or membership information.
  • 12 Torches – This is a substantial opportunity for us to recognize people in the community whose work has made a difference for the State of Israel. Every congregation should consider nominating someone who has been active in supporting, promoting and building a bridge to/with Israel. The individual does not have to be a member of  the Jewish community.

Corporate Sponsorships and Vendor Booths are available.

For Information
​Contact Osrat Barel at or at 577-9393



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