Yom Ha’atzmaut: Israel at 71 Celebration

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Yom Ha’atzmaut: Israel at 71 Celebration

May 9 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm


*Please note that, due to inclement weather, the Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration will now take place at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center (5601 S. Braeswood, Houston, TX 77096) — NOT at the Merfish Teen Center.*


Come out and celebrate 71 years of Israel…Tel Aviv style! On Thursday, May 9th from 4:30-7:00pm, Congregation Beth Israel will participate as a community sponsor at the “Israel at 71 Celebration” taking place at Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center (5601 S. Braeswood, Houston, TX 77096). This special event will feature an Israeli-style torch lighting ceremony and a Eurovision-inspired concert with local musicians. There will be games, crafts, and activities for children of all ages, open swimming (4:30-6:00pm), and Kosher food for purchase from Laykie’s Café at the J, My Pita, and Genesis Steakhouse. Street parking available; off -site parking and buses available from the ERJCC.


May 9
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston
5601 S Braeswood Blvd
Houston, TX 77096 United States
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(713) 729-3200

The Hurricane Harvey Flood Fund

Hurricane Harvey left Houston and surrounding areas in a shambles, but the great people of Houston are banding together to help and heal. Your help is welcome and needed. You may send Gift Cards (Kroger, Target, HEB, Lowe’s, or Visa/Mastercard, etc.) to Congregation Beth Israel. They will be immediately distributed to area neighbors to assist in replacing essential items and children’s school supplies.

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