Celebrating independence

Through arts and crafts, music and educational exhibits, the 64 years of Israel’s history came to life last Thursday evening, when the Aaron Family JCC had its Israel Independence Day celebration.
The J was transformed into a mini-Israel, with the unique aspects of each city highlighted. A petting zoo represented animals found in Israel, and various arts stations provided opportunities for participants of all ages.

Laura Seymour, the Aaron Family JCC’s director of Jewish life and learning, and Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas staff members Lisa Brodsky, Tracy Davis, Gail Herson, Hillary Burlbaw, Nina Golboro, Ashleigh Miller, Rivae Balkin-Kliman and Meyer Denn show off their Partnership with Israel airplane art. | Photos: Lisa Rothberg

Melissa Kurtzman and her cousin Jamie Kurtzman enjoyed every minute of every activity of the Aaron Family JCC’s Israel Independence Day celebration.

From left, Sam Schultz, Sammy Zoller, Benji Zoller and Zachary Denn take a break from the Israel Independence Day celebration to enjoy some pizza.

Torah Day School students contribute to a painting of Israel symbols and themes.

Steve Israel and his grandson loved the petting zoo at the Aaron Family JCC’s Israel Independence Day celebration.


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