Yom HaAtzmaut

Happy 73rd Birthday Israel!

Birmingham, let’s celebrate Israel!

From Sunday, April 11 through Thursday, April 15 the LJCC is celebrating Israel and we hope you will join the fun. Below you’ll find a week full of FREE programs and even a take-home celebration bag!

Israel To-Go Bags

Our Israel To-Go Bags are stuffed full of family fun to help you celebrate Eretz Yisrael. Bags include snacks, party favors, a special craft, Israeli flags, and even an Ahava face mask.

Bags are limited so be sure to reserve yours today.
Once reserved bags will be available at the LJCC Welcome Center beginning Sunday, April 11 through Thursday, April 15 during operating hours.

Virtual Tour of Israel with Julian Resnick

Sunday, April 11 at 12 PM

Discover Israel from the comfort of your living room. Julian Resnick has been guiding tours through Israel since the late 1980s. He has lead many Birmingham groups and can’t wait to share some new sites with our community.

Julian will be sharing a video that is being specially created for our group, and will then host a live question and answer session from his home in Israel. Don’t miss your chance to experience Julian Resnick who is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Israel’s history, culture, and sites.

This program is generously supported by The Unrestricted Fund of the Birmingham Jewish Foundation.

Virtual Sip & Stroke with Sari Menaker

Wednesday, April 14 at 7 PM

Art is a large part of Israeli culture. So grab a glass of wine and your creativity and join Sari Menaker for a Sip & Stroke night. Sari will share the work of some of her favorite Israeli artists while leading us through a free-form painting session. Her guidance and encouragement will have you painting like Menashe Kadishman in no time.

This Sip & Stroke event will be the perfect relaxing, no pressure, end to your Wednesday evening.

The LJCC will be providing a canvas and paints for those who register in advance. Information on supply pick-up times will be provided soon.

“Israeli History Through Comedy” with Benji Lovitt

Thursday, April 15 at 8 PM

Comedian Benji Lovitt leads the audience through an entertaining historical journey, using field and TV clips to track some of the paradigmatic periods and transformative events in Israeli history – all through the lens of humor. His unique observations about Israel are absolutely hilarious.

No matter your knowledge of Israeli, Benji will have you cracking up from your living room as he shares his experiences through jokes.

This program is brought to you by the Goldring Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life and is generously supported by the Sirote Jewish Education Fund of The Birmingham Jewish Foundation.