Happy Birthday, Israel!
Join Us at CBB for a Community Celebration
Saturday, May 11th at 4 PM
Food, activities and fun for ALL AGES!
What is Yom HaAtzmaut?
Yom HaAtzmaut is the Hebrew name for Israeli Independence Day (Literally: “Yom” = day, “Ha” = of, “Atzmaut“= independence).
This is a special day to celebrate the anniversary of the date in 1948 when the modern state of Israel was established.
In Israel, festivities begin the evening before this holiday, and continue throughout the day with outdoor parties & celebrations of our Jewish heritage and culture, enjoying time in nature and at national monuments and parks, and festive meals with family and friends. The holiday culminates with an official ceremony at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, and includes the lighting of a ceremonial torche for each of the 12 tribes of Israel.
Get Ready to Celebrate!
Want to get into the groove and feel of Yom Ha’atzmaut? Here are some of the events we have planned!
- Crafts for adults & children
- Hummus contest (please sign up to bring your best hummus!)
- Bake Pita (just like the Bedouins do!)
- Israeli beer garden
- Israeli dancing
- An exhibit on Israeli startups (from The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot)
- & many more activities!
Julie Ehrenstein’s prize-winning hummus recipe!
- ¼ c minced onions
- 3 cloves garlic
- ¼ c chopped parsley
- 1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans) – drain some liquid
- 1 ½ t salt
- 2 t olive oil
- Dash of soy or Worcestershire sauce
- Juice of 2 lemons
- ¾ c tahini
- Black pepper to taste
- Cayenne pepper to taste
Chop onions, parsley, & garlic together. Remove from chopper. Blend chickpeas and juice with lemon juice until very smooth. Add all other ingredients and blend. Tastes best the second day as flavors meld together.