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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 walktheland65.org/ 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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