There are 70 good reasons to celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut across the GTA


Even before the creation of Israel and certainly since its establishment, the unique and powerful bond between Toronto’s Jewish community and the Jewish State has been unbreakable.


With the number of challenges that Israel has faced over the years, Jewish Toronto – as it has always done – rose not only to meet those challenges, but soared above and beyond the call of duty.


And, when it comes to celebrating Israel and showing our solidarity with the country and her people, there are few ways to express those feelings any better than during her anniversary, Yom Ha’atzmaut.


And this year promises to be an even more exciting community-wide celebration as UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, along with The Israeli Consulate and The Jewish Agency For Israel are joining forces to turn this year’s 67th birthday celebrations across the GTA into something bigger and more comprehensive than ever before, and you can play an important role in that massive celebration.


In honor of this year’s anniversary we present a wide event calendar, with individual celebrations that will reflect the rich array of Israel-focused activity here in the GTA and will also enhance the profile and impact of each and every individual event. If your community or organization is holding an event for Yom Ha'atzmaut, whether it be a social gathering, lecture, movie night, professional workshop, sporting event, children's activity, open house, or any other idea that comes to mind, we want to hear from you.


The state of Israel has always been, and remains today, a remarkable achievement and a source of pride and unity for the Jewish people everywhere. By working together to ensure that this year’s Yom Haatzmaut celebrations in the GTA are more inclusive and comprehensive than ever before, we hope that Israel’s unifying and inspiring quality will continue to strengthen us all.

To maximize the exposure of your Yom Ha’atzmaut event, and would like to take part in this initiative please contact and feel free to Like us on Facebook at Toronto Celebrates Israel.


Israel @ 70 is our way to galvanize the Jewish community in the celebration of Israel. Check out the event calendar to see what events are happening in Jewish Toronto.


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Are you hosting or running an event celebrating Israel or Israeli culture? Join the celebrations by adding your event the Israel @70 events calendar.


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