We're Celebrating Israel@70!


A community-wide celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Israeli Declaration of Independence, will be held at the Levy Family Campus on April 15.  The lively event, hosted by the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley (JFSV), is free and open to the public and will include activities for the whole family.  


The morning will begin at 11:00 with a panel discussion, Decoding the Israeli High-Tech Culture of Innovation, sponsored by the Jewish High-Tech Community (JHTC) and the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the JFSV.  


At 1:00, general festivities will begin with opening remarks by the Israeli Consul General of the Pacific Northwest Shlomi Kofman, followed by the Yavneh Day School and South Peninsula Hebrew Day School choirs.  Activities include a performance by the hilarious team of Comedian Joel Chasnoff and Chef Einat Admony (NY restaurateur and two-time winner of Chopped!) in Belly Laughs, The Comedy that Cooks; a fashion show featuring Israeli Designer Karen Klein; an artists’ shuk (marketplace), live music and more.  Children’s activities include storytelling from PJ Library, a bounce house and bounce maze, arts and crafts, and face painting. A campus-wide QR code puzzle, and escape room are among the activities targeted for teens.    


An array of Israeli food will be available for purchase provided by Falafel Stop, House of Bagels, and Pars Kosher Market & Deli and Baskin Robbins will help sate the sweet tooth.  Souvenir wine glasses will be available for purchase, enabling adults to taste Israeli wines, provided by Royal Liquors.


Singing, dancing and birthday cake will be highlights at the closing ceremony, which will run from 4:30 to 5:00 pm.

High Tech Panel: Decoding the Israeli Culture of Innovation

11:00 - 12:30 pm

Levy Family Campus, Auditorium

Hosted by The Jewish High Tech Community (JHTC) &

The Jewish Community Relations Council 


Enjoy this panel discussion and learn about trends that have made Israel a hub for innovation!

Founders Panel:

  • Moshik Raccah, (Silo, IEFF)
  • Oren Zeev (Zeev Ventures)
  • Assaf Want (Hippo)
  • Alon Matas (BetterHelp)
  • Alysia M. Sagi-Dolev (Qylur Intelligent Systems)


For more information, click HERE

The Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley thanks the following organizations for their support of our community-wide celebration of Israel’s 70th Independence Day!


  • The Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center
  • Club Z
  • Congregation Beth David
  • Congregation Emeth
  • Congregation Shir Hadash
  • Congregation Sinai
  • Hillel Silicon Valley
  • Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley
  • Jewish High-Tech Council
  • Santa Cruz Hillel
  • Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival
  • South Peninsula Hebrew Day School
  • Temple Emanu-El 
  • Yavneh Day School.