Penn’s Landing hosts celebration for 63 years of Israeli independence

    Penn’s Landing will host Israel: A Song in Our Hearts today, honoring the country’s 63rd year of independence, from noon to 5 p.m.

    The celebration will be held rain or shine, will feature a singing contest from 1-2:30 p.m. and a performance  by The Isramerica House Band, a group of singers from Israel and America that perform songs in Hebrew, Yiddish, English and other languages, from 3:30-4 p.m.


    The independence celebration will also include a marketplace full of wares from Israel as well as traditional Middle Eastern food. Kids can make crafts and participate in Lag B’Omer activities, which typically include things done with a bow and arrow, according to uwishunu.

    Jewish community organizations will be present, educating the community about their program, and a drawing will be held. Prizes include a trip for two to Israel and a guided tour of Citizens’ Bank Park before the Federation’s Jewish Heritage Night at the Phillies on August 18.

    For more information about the celebration, click here.

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