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Etz Hayim Synagogue celebrates Israel's birthday Sunday

DERRY - Etz Hayim Synagogue celebrates Israel's 65 birthday on Sunday May 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It will feature an opening ceremony commemorating Israel's independence followed by a walk, which, metaphorically, follows the geography of Israel.

Following the walk, there will be Israeli food, dancing, music, goods and tables featuring Israeli products.

The theme of the walk is Walk the Land-Celebrate Life. This is part of the world-wide walk for Israel in honor of her birthday.

At 11 a.m., meet at the synagogue, register for the walk, and receive a map of Israel and seeds from Israel

At noon, there is an opening ceremony, introduction, prayers, speakers and the blowing of the Shofar.

The walk is from 1 to 2 p.m.

From 2 to 4 p.m., at the synagogue, Israel Inside: How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference. Israeli food, dancing, music, goods and vendor tables featuring Israeli products will be available.

To register for the walk go to and click on Derry. There is no charge for this and every registrant 18 years of age or older will qualify for the Walk the Land Sweepstakes drawing for a round-trip ticket to Israel.

Every registrant 13 years of age or older is eligible to enter the Walk the Land video contest.


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