A Global Celebration of Israel's Independence

Watch Our Worldwide Celebration of Israel's Independence Day
April 29th | 5 Iyar

The Program

On Wednesday, April 29th, from 2 to 3 PM ET:

  • Matisyahu sings a medley of “One Day” with voices from The Jewish Agency for Israel’s Partnership2Gether communities and Jewish leaders from more than 30 countries, sharing a message of hope and celebration
  • American film star Joshua Malina shares how Israeli doctors and scientists are on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19
  • The Brothers Platt — Ben, Henry and Jonah — sing in honor of Israel’s celebration
  • Chefs from around the world debate whether falafel is the quintessential Israeli food, and Adeena Sussman, author of the bestselling cookbook Sababa, teaches us how to make it
  • Isaac Herzog, the son of former Israeli President Chaim Herzog, z”l, tells a story about Israel’s War of Independence, then pays tribute to former Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, z”l
  • Exclusive footage of Israel’s official Independence Day ceremony on Mt. Herzl
  • A finale where we will all sing Israel’s national anthem, "Hatikva," led by two celebrity female vocalists — Rita from Israel and Caissie Levy from Canada — and a group of Israeli and Diaspora Jewish musicians.

Looking for More?

We’re working on plenty of Yom Haatzmaut programming throughout the day and beyond — all planned by top organizations from across North America and around the world.

Stay Informed

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Get Social

Get a head start on the celebration now by sharing your thoughts, wishes and favorite memories of Israel on social media. Post photos or videos on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #IsraelToMe and tell all your friends using the hashtags: #JewishTogether #CelebrateIsrael #Israel72

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