[VIDEO RESOURCES] Happy 73rd Birthday Israel!


Did you miss our celebration of Israel's 73rd Independence Day? No worries! You can relive the entire experience here, or click straight to specific sessions using the links below. These Israel-focused short video clips are a fantastic way to bring the spirit and excitement of Israel into your community; feel free to use them in your newsletters, on your website or blog, and in your virtual programming.

Take a look back at the history of Jewish athleticism and the establishment of the Jewish State. Jewish athletes, once persecuted for their faith, worked with determination to compete in global arenas – and their eventual ability to do so under the Israeli flag helped secure Israel’s legitimate place among the nations of the world.

Meet some of these Israelis and Jews from around the world in sports:
Linoy Ashram, 2021 Olympic rhythmic gymnast sensation, gold medalist at the 2021 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup, and first Israeli to win the gold medal in the Individual All-Around Event at the 2020 European Championships. Linoy is powered by the faith of the people around her.
Jovan Booker, Forward on the U.S. Men’s Amputee Soccer Team. Jovan shares his experience with the MASA program, working as a basketball coach for a team that brings together Israeli and Arab children.
Agnes Keleti, a Hungarian-Israeli gymnast and Holocaust survivor with ten Olympic medals. Celebrate Agnes’ 100th birthday by getting to know her in this video clip.
Marhu Teferi, 2021 Israeli Olympic marathon runner and holder of Israeli records in both the half- and full marathon, speaks about what motivates him to compete, the courage necessary to push forward against all odds, and the impact of his Aliyah from Ethiopia.

President Reuven Rivlin bids farewell to global Jewry as his seven-year terms comes to a close, and North American Jewry salutes Israel's President for his service to Israel and his efforts to bridge between the Jewish State and global Jewry.

There’s so much more! Watch the entire playlist here.