​​Israel Memorial Day & Israel Independence Day: 2019


Questions? Contact Lian Bar Zohar, Israeli shlicha (emissary), at 317-475-4276 or shaliach@jfgi.org.



  • Israel Memorial Day: Yom HaZikaron

    Tues., May 7 | 6:30 pm | Laikin Auditorium, Arthur M. Glick JCC
    This program honors Israeli fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism. It is customary to wear a white top and dark bottoms to this event.



Israel Independence Day: Yom HaAtzmaut — Israel in the Park


Sun., May 19 | 4-7 pm | Coxhall Gardens (11677 Towne Rd., Carmel)


All are welcome to join the Greater Indianapolis Jewish community for this FREE celebration of Israel's 71st birthday!

Local Jewish organizations and visiting artists from Indianapolis' Partnership region in the Western Galilee will share family-friendly activities:

  • Community Mosaic with Or-nah Ran

    Or-nah specializes in environmental sculpture, meaning she designs and builds large, complex projects. She sculpts within each specific environment, making her artistic pieces a natural part of the landscape.

  • Metal Wire Craft with Koby Sibony

    In addition to 1 mm thick metal wire, Koby uses electronic parts and discarded objects in his work. His tools are pliers, a cutter and his hands (no welding or soldering). Koby's creations can be functional or artistic.


Rockdim are an energetic group of musicians and singers who have played together for nearly 10 years and enjoy every moment on the stage — they will have you up and out of your seats, dancing in celebration!



 Exhibitor  Activity
 Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis (JFGI)  Virtual reality goggles
   Face painting and hair braiding
 JFGI and Jewish Community Relations Council  Green screen Israel photos
 NEXTGen  Kibbutz NEXTGen
 Congregation Beth-El Zedeck  Israeli dancing
 Congregation Beth Shalom  Hebrew name in hamsa
 Congregation Shaarey Tefilla  Shimon Omer (Simon Says in Hebrew)
 Etz Chaim Sephardic Congregation  Bedouin tent with shesh besh (backgammon), coffee, tea
 Hasten Hebrew Academy of Indianapolis Early Childhood program  Flower Power
 Indiana Jewish Discovery Center  Jerusalem scratch art
 Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation  A sensory tour of Israel
 IUPUI Jewish Student Association  Henna tattoos and Mizrachi Jews of Israel
 Jewish Community Center  Raffle: guess how many pieces of bamba are in a jar to win a prize!
 Jewish Family Services  Israeli Zumba
 PJ Library in Greater Indianapolis  Israel trip visor craft project
 Shalom Indy  Ask advice for 5 NIS (shekels)
 Big Car Collaborative  Wagon of Wonders, giant checkers game, matkot (beach ball and paddles), foosball, giant Jenga



Food and drinks for purchase, including Middle Eastern specialties and kid favorites!


Link to pre-purchase "shuk shekels" (for food purchase, etc.) coming soon!

Thank you to our event sponsors!

Sponsors current as of April 5, 2019