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Israel@70 at GM River Days. Jewish Federation CEO Scott Kaufman, left, was among 3,500 community members — plus 300 staffers from Tamarack Camps and 100 staffers from JCC Day Camps — celebrating Israel’s 70th anniversary on the Detroit Riverfront.

Faces & Places – Israel@70 at GM River Days

Israel@70 (at GM River Days), Detroit Riverfront June 20, 2018 Check out this gallery of photos to see how Detroiters celebrated Israel@70 at GM River Days! Photos by Jerry Zolynsky Check out this video from our Instagram and Facebook! [similar id=47650 type=all]

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70th Independence Day stamp. Israel

Israel@70 Stamp Notes Inventions

Times of Israel [similar id=45408 type=all] Summing up 70 years of Israeli achievement on a postage stamp is a gargantuan challenge — but that’s just what graphic artist Tal Huber had to do to produce a 70th Independence Day stamp for the Israel Postal Service. The stamp depicts many of the inventions for which Israel…

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A 9-year-old Rachel on April 21,1948, at what later became known as Gan Ha’atzmaut — Independence Park

A Moment In History For The State of Israel

[similar id=45408 type=all] It was the evening of the 29th of November 1947. I was then an 8-year-old child who was aware that something very important was about to happen. Only in the coming years did I realize the full significance of the event. Almost all the neighbors in the house on 97 Herzl St.,…

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After graduate school, Beverly Kent went off to discover Israel, which was born the same year as she was.

Israel@70: Ties That Bind

Beverly Kent Goldenberg Special to the Jewish News [similar id=45408 type=all] A Detroiter born in 1948 charts her close relationship with Israel’s growth. I was a post-World War II baby, born in 1948. This spring, I celebrated my 70th birthday; so did the State of Israel. As I was growing up in Northwest Detroit, my mother, Jennie Levin Kent, made sure our joint destiny…

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Detroit Riverfront for Israel@70

Israel@70 At River Days

[similar id=45408 type=all] Community celebration to be held on the Downtown riverfront. When Israel@70 meets River Days on Wednesday, June 20, a sea of blue-and-white flags will wave along the riverfront where thousands of Jewish Detroiters will gather for a good time and to celebrate a birthday to remember. Marking the 70th year of Israel’s…

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High school students Molly Yarbrough, Estee Brown and Zoe Korelitz.

Celebrating Israel! – Yom HaAtzmaut

Louis Finkelman Contributing Writer Photos by Paul Fischer [similar id=45408 type=all] Farber students go all out for the Jewish state’s 70th anniversary. More than a half-century ago, the founders of Akiva Hebrew Day School (Yeshivat Akiva), an Orthodox Zionist institution, intended to create an educational institution dedicated to Jewish and secular studies “while imbuing its…

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Silhouette of Israel IDF soldier saluting to Israel flag. Israel Defense Forces

IDF Soldiers Among Us

[similar id=45408 type=all] Long before Israel became a state, Detroiters supported and worked for the dream of creating a Jewish homeland. And many among us have put themselves on the line as members of the Israel Defense Forces to protect and preserve the Jewish state. These former and current IDF members are Israelis now living…

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1948: The First Arab-Israeli War. 1 of the books about the 1948 War of Independence.

Israel@70 – 1948 War of Independence

Two books give insight. [similar id=45408 type=all] May 14 marked the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the modern State of Israel and many commemorations and celebrations have taken place in Israel and around the world. Indeed, there is a lot to celebrate, but it is good to remember that Israel was only secured after…

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Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor Leon Shear celebrated his bar mitzvah on the FIDF flight from Poland to Israel on April 16. Photo by Shahar Azran

From Holocaust To Independence

Above: The FIDF delegation marches into Auschwitz-Birkenau on April 15. Michigan FIDF supporters travel to Poland and Israel. More than 150 Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) supporters from across the United States embarked on a mission to Poland and Israel, which concluded recently, with Holocaust survivors and 50 soldiers and officers representing all branches…

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IfNotNow Detroit members hold a demonstration at Hillel Day School April 19. Photo by Sam Siegel

Standing With Israel

IfNotNow Detroit offers a different view. Just before the Holy Band concert at Hillel Day School’s annual Israel Independence Day celebration April 19, a group of about 15 people representing IfNotNow Detroit came onto the school’s sidewalk, unfurled a banner and began singing. Security guards and police escorted them off school property in Farmington Hills;…

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