In May 1948, Israel was officially declared an independent state. In 2018, Jewish National Fund is celebrating 70 years Israel anniversary of history and accomplishments of Israel. Celebrate with us at local events across the country, in your schools, or even from your living room. You can also make a gift or plant trees in honor of Israel's 70th anniversary. Happy Birthday, Israel!


Celebrations Across the Country

Yom Ha'atzmaut Community Celebration

Thursday, April 19, 2018

6:00 pm Israeli Food, 7:00 pm Program

North Shore Congregation Israel

RSVP:  jnf.org/chicagoyomhaatzmaut




Israel@70 a Platinum Jubiliee

Thursday, April 19, 2018

6:00 - 11:00 pm

The Buckhead Theatre

RSVP:  jnf.org/atlisrael70


San Francisco
Yom Ha'atzmaut Celebration and Concert with Hadag Hahash

Sunday, April 29, 2018

4:00 - 6:00 pm: Israeli "Shuk" (Market) with activities for the whole family

6:00 - 7:30 pm: Torchlight ceremony and musical performance by Israel's biggest hip hop/funk band, Hadag Nadash

Congregation Emanu-El

RSVP: jnf.org/sfyh18


Visit JNF In Your Area to find a local event near you!

Celebrations in the Schools

The Jewish National Fund Education department is honoring Israel Independence Day by providing 350 middle schools, high schools and synagogues with Yom Ha’atzmaut materials to teach the next generation about Megillat Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Declaration of Independence. Schools received a program, facilitator guide, questions for discussion, historical photos, and a flag banner. You can download the materials to use here. Or, contact Education@jnf.org to arrange to have one of our Education team members do this program at your school or synagogue.


Celebrations from your Living Room

Join us live on Facebook:  Tune into our Facebook page for a livestream of events starting on Yom Hazikaron (Israel's Memorial Day), Tuesday, April 17th. 


Listen to the JNF Podcast, IsraelCast! Stay tuned for a special episode of the Jewish National Fund podcast, IsraelCast, in honor of Israel's 70th birthday.



Sign a birthday card for Israel! This card will be gifted to the people of Israel through Jewish National Fund partners and sites.

Jewish National Fund and Israel: A Shared History

Celebrations In Israel

A series of Jewish National Fund Israel@70 tours offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience for hundreds of pre-registered travelers to Israel. These five trips, running April 12 to April 19, will give participants the opportunity to celebrate Israel's 70th birthday in style: 


Spirit of Israel Experience

Positively Israel: Interfaith Experience

President's Society Experience

Young Leadership Experience

San Diego Community Experience


Participants on these trips will come together for several events being held April 13 - 19 in Israel for ceremonies commemorating Yom HaZikaron and celebrating Yom Ha'atzmaut.



Looking for a speaker for a local Yom Ha'atzmaut event in your community? Jewish National Fund can help. Browse our Speakers Bureau for inspirational speakers with expertise on topics ranging from current affairs and the Middle East to technology, Jewish culture, and more. Great for this year's Israel@70 - Israel Independence Day celebrations, and other events all year long.