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Israel at 70: The Faces of Israel

Celebrate 70 years of Israeli independence! Join the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati and the Mayerson JCC as we mark this momentous anniversary and look toward the future with a season-long community celebration including special events, displays, and gatherings. Watch for more details and events throughout the year at

We Declare: Exploring Israel’s Declaration of Independence From Reality to Vision—in collaboration with HUC

February 25, 2pm

Join us for a journey exploring the realities of Israel and our vision for its future. This discussion will center on Israel’s Declaration of Independence, exploring the vision Israel’s founding fathers and mothers had when they put pen to paper in 1948, as well as how the document is lived and breathed today.

By diving deep into the text, through workshops led by Rabbis, leading educators from the Jewish community, and scholars from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, we will examine our culture and our past, as well as our vision for the future of the State of Israel. The event will culminate in a festive reading of the Declaration of Independence.

Koresh Dance Company

March 10, 8pm & March 11, 2pm

Jarson-Kaplan Theater at the Aronoff Center for the Arts
Tickets start at $29

Celebrate Israel at 70 through dance. Koresh Dance Company of Philadelphia will present an exciting and innovative program of many of their most popular works, including excerpts from “Deconstructing Mozart,” choreographed to Mozart’s 23rd piano concerto, and Koresh’s highly acclaimed “Bolero,” set to Maurice Ravel’s well-known score. Artistic Director Ronen Koresh’s Israeli heritage and early training in Israel continue to influence his work and set the company apart. Meet the incredible artists at a free reception after their performance on March 10, and become a part of the action during an exciting open community Masterclass hosted by Artistic Director Ronen Koresh!

Presented in partnership with Dr. and Mrs. Stephen N. Joffe, The Contemporary Dance Theater, and the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati in celebration of Israel at 70


Yom HaZikaron

April 17, 6:30pm

This memorial service honors soldiers and victims of terror who gave their lives in defense of the State of Israel. In partnership with the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati.


Yom Haatzmaut

Humans of Tel Aviv Photography Exhibit

April 19, 4:30pm

Enjoy a day of family fun for all ages! The J’s Israel Independence Day celebration includes delicious Israeli food, arts and crafts, games, and more. Be sure to also check out the popular Humans of Tel Aviv traveling photography exhibit!


Cafe Shachor Hazak

April 26, 7pm
Memorial Hall

Celebrate the finale of Israel at 70 with Ethiopian-Israeli hip-hop duo Café Shachor Hazak! Their compelling music explores themes of race, violence, and poverty with a sense of hope for the future. After releasing their debut album in 2015, Café Shachor Hazak were nominated for the MTV Europe Music Awards Best Israeli Act award. The duo has collaborated with top artists in Israel and has opened for international superstars such as Sean Paul and Matisyahu, among others. Join us for this exciting and energetic celebration!

Tickets coming soon!