Are you Jewish? Do you wish you were? Or perhaps your understanding of Israel is limited to what you’ve seen on the news or read in the Bible? Either way, you can expand your appreciation and understanding of Jewish culture by celebrating Israel’s independence this month with Utah’s Jewish community.
Temple Har Shalom will open its doors for Yom Ha’atzmaut, the commemoration of Israel’s declaration of independence in 1948. The Park City synagogue has a membership of around 350 people, with many commuting from Salt Lake City to attend. Because the temple hosts a diverse reform community, they welcome everyone interested in Judaism, regardless of religious background.
Join organizers for Yom Ha’atzmaut for a day of traditional Israeli food (provided by Reef’s Kitchen), booths showcasing Israel’s history and diversity, music and dancing, and a formal ceremony to recognize the importance of Israel’s independence.
Other activities include a rock wall, a bounce house, basketball and soccer. All are invited to come and celebrate what it means to the Jewish people. The formal ceremony begins at 2 p.m. Come dressed in blue and white.
Yom Ha’atzmaut (Isreal’s Independence Day) @ Temple Har Shalom, 3700 North Brookside Court, Park City, 435-649-2276, May 31, noon-3 p.m. ShalomUtah.org