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South Hampstead’s Israel 70 Festival features something for everyone

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There was something for everyone at South Hampstead’s landmark Israel 70 Festival, as members and non-members alike were welcomed in to enjoy a varied programme that included a live book review, an Israeli dance workshop, a hands-on Israeli cooking demo and ruach-filled Yom Ha’atzmaut Party over a series of dates. By partnering up with nearby Sephardi school Naima JPS for the Yom Hazikaron Ceremony and Yom Ha’atzmaut Party, South Hampstead succeeded in forging an even stronger sense of local Jewish unity.

Evaluation from Assistant Rabbi Eli Levin, Organiser:

‘The series provided multi access points for members and non-members to connect with Israel and our community. It went beyond our regular standard of programming to reach a large number of people in a meaningful and special way. Participants gained knowledge, engaged in an emotional and uplifting Israel experience, were exposed to new ideas and felt the power of community.’

Participant Feedback:

  • ‘All events were well organised and of a very high standard. The Yom Hazikaron & Yom Ha’atzmaut evening was extremely moving. Congratulation to all members of the shul and school team who put on an outstanding event.’
  • ‘A wonderful way to celebrate Israel’s anniversary.’
  • ‘Everything I attended was excellent, meaningful and engaging.’