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May 4: PJ Library's Birthday Party for Israel Join your PJ Library friends at Billy Beez from 9-10 AM, to celebrate Israel's 66th Independence Day. Billy Beez is a brand-new, 25,000-square-foot indoor playground in the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack. The cost is just $5 per child (adults are free) and includes unlimited use of the facility for the rest of the day. A limited number of tickets are available and advance registration is required. Register online today!

May 5: Community-Wide Yom Hazikaron and Yom Haatzmaut Commemoration and Celebration, 7:30 PM at New City Jewish Center. Recognizing those who served in the IDF. Program followed by a festive celebration that includes falafel, music and dancing. Featuring guest speaker Noam Shalit, father of Gilad Shalit, an IDF soldier who was abducted by Hamas in 2006 and held captive for over 5 years. $100 per person for pre-event dinner with Noam at 6 PM and reserved seating during the program. $10 per person for general admission/falafel; children under 10 are free. Register now! 

May 8: Women's Philanthropy presents acclaimed speaker Jeannie Smith, daughter of famed Holocaust rescuer Irene Gut Opdyke. For Pomegranates and Lions of Judah giving at the $1,800 and $5,000 levels respectively. Cocktails, dinner and program, held at 6:30 PM at a private home. Register now 



May 20: Women's Philanthropy Spring Outreach Event at The Rockleigh with the newly-crowned Miss Israel 2014, Mor Maman. Mor shares an uplifting message of overcoming obstacles and following your dreams that will resonate with teens and women of all ages. VIP meet-and-greet at 6 PM; Dinner, auction and program at 7 PM. Register now 


June 1: Celebrate Israel Parade. March with Rockland Federation in the annual Celebrate Israel Parade. Buses will leave from the Rockland Jewish Community Campus (time TBD) to bring us to NYC for the parade down Fifth Avenue. Cost includes registration, transportation and a T-shirt; online registration coming soon. Register online or sign up to march with your synagogue today.


June 9: Federation's Annual Meeting featuring guest speaker William Daroff, VP for Public Policy and Director of the Washington DC office of JFNA. The evening will include dinner, graduation of 2014 LDI and Melton students and celebration of our Melton school's Bar/Bat Mitzvah: Year 13 in Rockland! Register now

Israel Schmooze in Hebrew

Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 PM

A great opportunity to practice your Hebrew while discussing contemporary life in Israel. Limited vocabulary? Not a problem. We're here to help you better your ability to speak and understand the Hebrew language.

Facilitator: Timna Mekaiten, Federation Community Shlicha

Free and open to the public. Register with Donna Bergstol: 845-362-4400 ext. 100 or


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