Outdoor pool closed Tuesday, 7/16 after 3:30 pm

The outdoor pool will be closed for swim meet Tuesday, July 16, 3:30-8 p.m. The indoor pool will be open for family swim with inflatables 4-6 p.m.

Celebrating Yom Ha’Atzmaut at the Jewish Food and Culture Fest

The LJCC is excited to contribute to this year’s global celebration of Israel’s 74th Yom Ha’Atzmaut, or independence day, during multiple events in May. 

An Israeli flag -- blue Star of David on a white field with blue bars top and bottom -- flutters in the breeze against a blue sky
Israel declared its independence on May 14, 1948.

The multi-part celebration will culminate at the Jewish Food and Culture Fest on May 15. In addition to eating delicious Jewish and Israeli culinary delights, attendees will be welcomed with a display of banners that will take them on a “tour” through Israel. Placed throughout Levite Field, the banners will highlight numerous cities and sites throughout the country, including Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the Dead Sea, and Masada, plus of course Birmingham’s sister city of Rosh Ha’Ayin. Each banner will map a location along with images and various facts and figures (such as the shoreline of the Dead Sea being the lowest land area on earth, for example). 

And of course no Yom Ha’Atzmaut celebration would be complete without free Israeli souvenir flags and hats, plus a coloring station for kids.

Prior to the festival, we’ll kick off the celebration at The J on the official Yom Ha’Atzmaut date of May 5, when we will unveil the banner tour described above. In addition, we’ll invite visitors to fill their own “Israel Bags” with souvenir flags, beads, Israeli chocolate (yum!), and other goodies.

Our sincere thanks to the Birmingham Jewish Foundation and the Jewish Community Center Association of North America for helping our community observe Yom Ha’Atzmaut.