On May 9, Brown RISD Hillel students, staff and guests enjoyed a full day of themed activities in celebration of Israel's independence. Rabbi Alex Weissman led an exploration of Israeli poetry in the morning, while the afternoon saw Rabbis Dan Ehrenkrantz and Michelle Dardashti leading a close reading of Israel’s Declaration of Independence. The middle of the day featured a lunch catered by Boston’s Jerusalem Grill, and included falafel, shawarma, and other Israeli delights. Later in the day, a group of students decorated cupcakes in the blue-and-white of Israel’s flag. The day finished with multiple rounds of “Extreme Gaga,” also known as Israeli Dodgeball.