Daylong celebration of Israel’s 75th anniversary planned for May 21


PROVIDENCE – The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island is pleased to announce a community-wide, in-person celebration of Israel’s 75th  year of independence, on Sunday, May 21, noon to 4 p.m., at Farm Fresh Rhode Island, 10 Sims Ave.  “Celebrating Israel at 75” will feature live music and other entertainment, local vendors, food for sale and hands-on activities for children and adults of all ages.

Among the current participating partners are several synagogues and schools, Plant City, Sanctuary Herbs, El Al Israel Airlines, Jewish Collaborative Services, Touro Fraternal, Hadassah, Reforged Finds, Rossi Fine Arts, Tamaryn Design, The Busy Beader, Cowboy Kitty Creations, Amy Page DeBlasio, Camp JORI, Brown RISD Hillel, the Israeli American Council and PJ Library.

Participating organizations and vendors will have booths to host activities and games or to display items for purchase, including art, clothing, Judaica and food.

The Alliance is continuing to accept applications from synagogues, agencies and local vendors; those interested in participating should contact Elihay Skital, community emissary from Israel, at, 401-421-4111, or by April 15.

For those unfamiliar with Farm Fresh Rhode Island, the large, beautiful and communal layout of its building features both outdoor and well-ventilated indoor space for vendors, entertainers and exhibitors.

There is no charge to attend the event, and there is plenty of free parking on-site and nearby. “Celebrating Israel at 75” is a non-political event where all are invited to celebrate together safely and respectfully.

LARRY KATZ ( is the director of Jewish life and learning at the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island.