BY SHIREL AND ERAN BIN NUN
On Sunday, May 4, the Akron Jewish community celebrated Israel’s 66th Independence Day. The event started with an opening ceremony commemorating the 23,169 Israeli soldiers and victims of terror who died in order to defend the State of Israel. The community’s rabbis read prayers and children in the community gave a performance, dancing with Israeli flags, playing the drums and singing songs. After singing the Hatikvah, the party started! A drum circle, Israeli dancing, arts and crafts, posting notes on the Western Wall, exploring Israel on the big map, IDF obstacle course, and, of course, delicious Israeli food! What a celebration!
On Tuesday, May 6, The Lippman School celebrated Yom Ha’atzmaut with the Dayan family who came all the way from Ako, Israel. The kids danced and sang songs.It was a very happy and meaningful experience for us to see so many people celebrating together Yom Ha’atzmaut with the wonderful community in Akron. Thank you for making us feel at home away from home!