Israel Independence Day BKLYN is a collaborative week of events across Brooklyn that celebrates Yom Ha'Atzmaut, the 69th anniversary of Israel's Independence. More than a dozen Jewish organizations are working together, in collaboration with and funded by UJA-Federation of New York, to make this an unforgettable week. 

Here is information about all of our partners:
 

UJA Federation of New York
For more than 90 years, UJA-Federation has been a central force for communal planning and philanthropy in the New York Jewish community. Through UJA-Federation, close to 60,000 donors pool their resources to help people in need, inspire a passion for Jewish life and learning, and strengthen Jewish communities around the world — to address the issues that matter to us most as Jews and as New Yorkers. Working with nearly 100 network beneficiary agenciessynagogues, and other Jewish organizations, our reach spans from New York to Israel to more than 60 other countries around the world, touching 4.5 million people each year. Because we do the most good when we do it together.
 

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Bridging the Gap. Our mission is to grant Jewish students from different cultural backgrounds opportunities to come together. Bridging the Gap seeks to bridge the divide between Jewish cultural groups by incorporating Hillel’s core Jewish values: Chesed (kindness), Tikun Olam (Repair the world), Tzedaka (charity), Jewish Identity and Israel. Every event we facilitate embodies the theme of unity; embracing our differences and realizing that we are one people, with one mission, and one purpose.

 

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Brooklyn Heights Synagogue is a warm, inclusive, Jewishly diverse congregational community dedicated to lifelong learning and to caring for the world and each other. We value the diverse ways in which our members express their Jewish identities as we maintain an abiding respect for the traditions of the Jewish people. We have shared celebration, learning, service, and worship since our founding in 1960. Today we are a community of over 450 member units made up of families, couples, and singles who live not only in nearby Brownstone Brooklyn neighborhoods and DUMBO, but also in Lower Manhattan and other neighborhoods throughout the city.

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Congregation Beth Elohim, founded in 1861, is one of the fastest growing and most vibrant synagogues in New York City. CBE, also known as Garfield Temple, was recently named “one of America’s 25 most vibrant congregations” by Newsweek, which hailed CBE for “quickly adapting to Brooklyn’s exciting, young population.” Open to people from a variety of backgrounds who honor our traditions and values, CBE serves as a hub for members and for the surrounding community as well. It is a place of worship, dedicated to honoring Jewish traditions, and also a place of learning, a place to socialize, to celebrate and to actively engage with the world, a synagogue center energizing and enriching our Jewish community through study, ritual and acts of loving-kindness.
 

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Congregation Mount Sinai is am inclusive, independent, egalitarian synagogue located in Brooklyn Heights that seeks to create a Jewish community in which everyone - regardless of their background - is welcome. Our warm, intimate approach is geared toward helping each individual find the parts of Jewish tradition resonate most deeply and strengthening our connections with each other and the world.

 

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East Midwood Jewish Center is a vibrant, egalitarian, Conservative community in the heart of Brooklyn. Since 1924, we have been a house of worship, a place for Judaic discovery and action, and a haven for learners, seekers, and questioners. Welcoming to all, we are host to a range of Jewish voices.

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Hannah Senesh Community Day School is a progressive, independent K-8 Jewish school in brownstone Brooklyn. We teach our students to: SEEK MEANING. Drawing from the rich traditions of Jewish inquiry and secular scholarship, our students learn to think deeply and realize their highest academic, intellectual, and ethical potential. BUILD COMMUNITY. Our students and families cultivate meaningful connections within the school, with Israel, and in the wider world. We share a commitment to global citizenship and social responsibility. LEARN JOYFULLY. We approach every day with creativity, passion, and joy, and celebrate Jewish learning and life.

 

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Hashomer Hatzair is a progressive Zionist youth movement that was established 100 years ago and specializes in youth-led experiential Jewish education. Based on the values of equity, community, and social responsibility, our camps and year-round activities encourage youth to shape their communities and find personal relevance in Judaism, Jewish peoplehood, and Israel.
In addition to our year round programming, Camp Shomria engages all of our year-round participants at our campsite in Upstate New York. At Camp Shomria youth experience our roots from the Kibbutz movement. We grow over 20 varieties of vegetables, get all of our eggs from 120 chickens, we take care of 6 goats. Additionally, 98% of our electricity is supplied by solar panels. Most importantly, our campers experience the beautiful wilderness of the Catskills, learn important scouting skills, make life-long friends, and are part of a caring and meaningful Jewish community.

 

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The Jewish Agency for Israel (Hebrew: הסוכנות היהודית לארץ ישראל‎, HaSochnut HaYehudit L'Eretz Yisra'el) is the largest Jewish nonprofit organization in the world. Its mission is to "inspire Jews throughout the world to connect with their people, heritage, and land, and empower them to build a thriving Jewish future and a strong Israel.

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Kane Street Synagogue Congregation Baith Israel Anshe Emes, known as Kane Street Synagogue is the oldest synagogue in Brooklyn. The congregation has existed for more than 155 years.This vibrant Conservative congregation of approximately three hundred households offers scores of activities for adults and children. Our membership embraces people from many religious and personal backgrounds – liberal, conservative, straight, gay, single and married. That makes us typical of American Jewry. However, we create from that diversity an impassioned, soulful community, and that makes us cutting edge.

 

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Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace is a community center dedicated to enhancing the lives of the community through quality educational, cultural, social and artistic programs. We are affiliated with the Kings Bay YM-YWHA (located in Sheepshead Bay), the largest multi-service agency in the area, serving the entire South Brooklyn community. Our Windsor Terrace space serves the Kensington, Park Slope, ...South Slope, Ditmas Park and Windsor Terrace communities of Brooklyn with quality programs for adults and children. The Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace offers after school programs; music; art; drama; yoga; storytelling; martial arts, “Featured Artist” Wednesdays; prenatal classes; Guitar; Soccer; holiday celebrations; Summer Day Camps, programs for children with special needs, family events and more.

 

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Kings Bay Y at North Williamsburg
The Kings Bay announces the opening of its new annex in North Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The Kings Bay Y at North Williamsburg features a pre-school at 14 Hope Street (between Roebling and Havemeyer Streets) for children aged 2 - 5, combining the Reggio Emilia educational and progressive approach with a rich curriculum and an emphasis on Jewish culture and values presented in an open and pluralistic way. Weekend family activities, programs for kids aged 0 - 2, enrichment programs for children 6 - 8 years old, dual language programs in Hebrew, Russian, Mandarin and summer camp programs are planned.

 

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Teev Events was founded by two young Israeli immigrants, David Azulay and Ephi Atia, who missed the Israeli culture they grew up with. Over the years, Ephi moved on to explore other opportunities and David continued to develop the company. Teev grew into a solid, multi-faceted agency, managing, booking, and producing in a variety of genres of music, dance, and drama.

From the beginning, Teev aimed to bring high quality Israeli culture to help unite the American and Israeli Jewish communities as well as the American community at large by offering extraordinary events that they could enjoy together. Teev is dedicated to introducing American audiences to the highest quality, most cutting edge, and diverse Israeli culture. Teev has worked with performing arts centers, Jewish organizations, universities, and mainstream music and cultural festivals throughout North-, Central-, and South America. Together with many organizations, it presented hundreds of shows attended by hundreds of thousands of people, some of whom have never heard or seen any Israeli artists before.

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Park Slope Jewish Center is an egalitarian Conservative synagogue defined by our inclusive community spirit and range of opportunities for spiritual renewal, growth, and participation.  We are a traditional shul for a modern community. PSJC is an active community with a strong commitment to learning, social justice, and community.  It is our mission "to build a community dedicated to cherishing and renewing our tradition through religious growth, prayer, good works, and a commitment to take care of one another.” Filled with seekers and searchers who come with their faith and their doubts, their questions and their commitments, we celebrate our diversity and actively welcome people of all ages, backgrounds, affiliations, family structures, sexual orientations and gender identities. Our services are grounded in traditional Conservative liturgy and familiar melodies, complimented by contemporary forms of religious expression.  It is our hope that all who enter the walls of our shul find a Makom Kadosh--a holy space--in which to seek God and community.

Come and visit our beautifully refurbished landmark synagogue at1320 Eighth Ave. (corner of 14th Street and 8th Ave. in Brooklyn).  We look forward to meeting you.

www.psjc.org. (718-768-1453)

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Union Temple is a member congregation of the Union for Reform Judaism.  Founded in 1848, we were the first Jewish congregation in Brooklyn and Long Island.   We are a progressive community, and a warm and diverse congregational family.  We feature a Preschool, Religious School, Youth Group for teens, midweek and Shabbat study for adults, and social programs.   We are committed to social justice and a love of Jewish tradition.

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Tanger Hillel at Brooklyn College
The Tanger Hillel at Brooklyn College is a network agency of UJA Federation of New York and seeks to strengthen Jewish identity among the college's Jewish students. Our Mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.

Hillel is sustaining and developing their commitment to Israel, and increasing understanding between diverse Jews as well as with greater community. We aim to foster a climate of tolerance through pluralistic approaches that engage students in Jewish learning opportunities, arts, culture, recreation and creative religious experiences. Hillel cultivates student participation in social action, utilizing the resources of Jewish partner organizations and agencies, as well as those of New York City.