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Celebrate 70 years of Israeli independence! Join the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and the St. Louis Jewish community throughout the year to mark this momentous anniversary and look toward the future with community-wide celebrations.

Israel at 70 News and Events

Israel at 70 News and Events


70 Voices for Israel – A Countdown to Yom Ha’atzma’ut

Posted February 9, 2018
United Hebrew Congregation

The Mahara”l of Prague writes that the number seven represents the entirety of this natural world, which was created in seven days (six days of creation, completed on the Sabbath) and will last for 7000 years (6000 years plus a 1000-year Sabbath – see Talmud Sanhedrin 97a). And any number multiplied by 10 represents its expanded full potential – so that 70 of something represents all the potential facets of that thing in the natural world.

Read the full post here.

Center for Israel Education Countdown

Join the Center for Israel Education as they count down to Israel’s 70th Independence Day on May 14, 2018. Each day between March 6 and May 14, they will present an individual who has contributed to Israel’s growth and diversity in a number of fields including politics, literature, music, law and religion.

Join the countdown and learn more here.


We are creating a calendar to showcase community events celebrating Israel at 70. Share your event information with us!

Yom Ha’Atzmaut Israel Independence Community Celebration

April 22, 2018 | 12:00-4:00 pm
Temple Israel, 1 Rabbi Alvan D Rubin Dr., St. Louis, MO 63141

Volunteers are needed to help with registration, t-shirt give away, at intersections to block local neighborhood traffic in coordination with police, to help run games and booths and assist food vendors. Volunteers will receive a complimentary t-shirt. Adults and students age 16 and over are encouraged and welcome to volunteer. We appreciate your support. Click here to download the application.

Israel at 70 in 70

Celebrating Yom Ha’Atzmaut! Thank you, Harold Sanger, for sharing your story! Click here to watch.

Other ways to connect with Israel!


Funding and resources for memorable travel to Israel


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