Israel Independence Gala Celebration April 15

posted Apr 5, 2013, 1:56 PM by David Plass   [ updated Apr 16, 2013, 6:36 AM ]
Join us, and 6 other community synagogues to celebrate
Israel’s miraculous past, and proclaim our support for a stronger future!

Don't miss the Merrick Bellmore Community Israel Independence Gala Celebration
Monday, April 15, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
At Congregation Ohav Sholom, 145 S. Merrick Ave., Merrick 

  • Candle Lighting Tribute to Fallen IDF heroes
  • Recognition of our Young People now serving in the IDF, and our Community’s IDF veterans
  • Shep Naches from Community children as they present favorite Israeli/Jewish song selections
  • Share joyous photo memories of  Israel 
  • Savor Israeli snacks & light refreshments
Bring your family, friends and neighbors!   All are welcome – synagogue membership is not required!

For more information: e-mail, visit, or call (516) 378-1988

If members of your family have visited or studied in Israel in the past year, or have ever served in the in the IDF (past or present),  please contact 
Rabbi Brown or Pam Brandenberger, or e-mail in order to include them in the special tributes that will recognize those individuals.
This program is coordinated by the Merrick-Bellmore Jewish Community Council on behalf of: 
    Bellmore Jewish Center,  Merrick Jewish Centre,  Congregation Ohav Sholom, Temple Beth Am of Merrick and Bellmore, Temple Israel of South Merrick, Young Israel of Merrick, and/ Young Israel of North Bellmore
And Save the Date:  JUNE 2, 2013 for this year’s Celebrate Israel Parade. Come and march down 5th Avenue with your friends and neighbors from Bellmore and Merrick.  More details to follow!