Israfest: Chicago Celebrates Israel
Join JUF for Israfest, Chicago's month-long Israel celebration, benefiting Israel Children's Zone. Donate now »
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Israel Independence Day in Daley Plaza

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 • 11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
50 West Washington Street, Chicago

Grab your Israeli flag, wear your blue and white and join us for a Yom Ha'atzmaut celebration featuring Israeli food*, a performance by Israeli singing sensation Mika Karni, flag raising ceremony, and exhibits highlighting Israeli technical innovation and tourism.

*The city, which alone has authority, has granted food licenses for this event to both kosher and non-kosher commercial vendors, and their booths will be clearly marked accordingly. 

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YLD Blue & White Bar Night

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 • 7:00–10:00 p.m.
The Godfrey Hotel Urban Roofscape, 127 West Huron Street, Chicago

The party continues at JUF's Young Leadership Division's Blue & White Bar Night. The evening will feature an open bar, DJ, photo booth, Israeli appetizers and a celebration of Israel's 66th birthday.

Cost to attend: $15 in advance or $20 at the door, of which $5 is a tax-deductible gift to support Israel Children's Zone.

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Lecture featuring Dr. Rachel Korazim—Connecting to Israel: The Changing Narrative

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
6:30 p.m. Registration; 7:30 p.m. Program
Bernard Weinger JCC 300 Revere Drive, Northbrook

Cost to attend: $10 tax-deductible gift to support Israel Children's Zone

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Lecture featuring Aharon Barnea—The News and other Stories

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
6:30 p.m. Registration; 7:30 p.m. Program
Mayer Kaplan JCC, 5050 Church Street, Skokie

Note: This program will be presented in Hebrew.

Lectures presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest and JCC Chicago

Cost to attend: $10 tax-deductible gift to support Israel Children's Zone

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Israel Jazz and World Music Festival

May 6–17, 2014 • Various times/city venues

Join us for the second annual Israel Jazz and World Music Festival featuring performances by a variety of world-renowned Israeli artists including clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen, singer-songwriter Keren Ann and world music phenomenon Idan Raichel.

In partnership with the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest

Ticket prices will vary.

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IsraFest at the Greater Chicago Jewish Festival

Sunday, June 8, 2014
11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
St. Paul Woods, Morton Grove

Spend your Sunday enjoying Israeli food; performances by Maya Johanna, Yemen Blues, Peter Himmelman, Edon Pinchot and more; community sing; Israeli dancing; and programming for young families, featuring Shalom Sesame characters, Israeli art projects, PJ Library, face painting and more.

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