"Hollywood", FL Production: Israel 60
Bnei Akiva and Jewish Agency emissaries around the globe
have been working for months
towards the big day: Israel’s 60th Independence Day!
Schary, World Bnei Akiva and JAFI emissary in Hollywood FL
took part in a project organized at Browser
Mimonodies Academy, Hebrew Day school: “The staff tried
to think of the most creative way to get the students involved.
Therefore, we decided to create a huge photo, writing ISRAEL
60 using the students as letters!”
the students from the elementary school were asked to come
wearing blue and white and hold Israeli
flags. Schary, which served in an elite combat unit of the
IDF was moved by the event: “It was moved, when I saw
all the hundreds of children wearing the Israeli national
colors and participating in the huge project. We try and
connect the students to Israel every day of the year – and
when Yom Ha’atzmaut approaches, we finally feel it
Jewish community of Young Israel, Hollywood Ft. Lauderdale
will celebrate Yom Haatzmaut and Yom Hazikaron
this Wednesday evening. “This year we decided to ‘upgrade’ the
regular ceremony in honor of the 60 years celebration” Schary
explains, “We will combine a show that consists of
an Israeli flag dance and a ‘Stomp’ style rhythm”.
The Jewish community in Florida is the second
largest concentration of Jews, in the US.