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In observance of Memorial Day, our Health + Wellness Center open at 8am on Monday, May 27. The fitness center and pool close at 1:30pm and our locker rooms close at 2pm. Join us for one of our group exercise classes: Spin with Natalie, 8:30am ● Take It To The Max Boot Camp, 9:30 ● Zumba with Ghazel, 10:30 ● Yoga with Rachel, 11:30am. We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, May 28. Have a happy and safe holiday weekend! To receive text alerts, text the message SJJCC18 to the number 88588.

Center For Israel

RANDIE WALDBAUM MALINSKY
CENTER FOR ISRAEL

The Randie Waldbaum Malinsky Center for Israel (RCFI) was created with the mission to provide opportunities for local communities throughout Long Island and Queens to develop and celebrate their connection to Israel through innovative and creative programming, and to cultivate partnerships with synagogues, schools, and other JCCs. Fundamentally engrained at the very core of RCFI is the importance of promoting awareness, engagement, and education of Israeli history, culture, and society. Equally as important is  building a strong foundation between American Jews and the Israeli-American community.

Serving as a living bridge, RCFI is honored to partner with The Jewish Agency as we work together to bring Israeli emissaries, Shlichim, Israel education and engagement professionals, and Shinshinim, Israeli High School graduates who defer their army service for a year to serve as ambassadors of Israel to our community.  Touching the lives of nearly 10,000 children and teens since the Center’s inception, RCFI is the driving force behind Israelfest, bringing thousands together for Long Island’s largest celebration of Israel.

FOR ADULTS  FOR CHILDREN  SCHLICHIM + SHINSHINIM

Gili Dvash

Director of Randie Waldbaum Malinsky Center for Israel

(516) 484-1545 x115

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Staff

Gili Dvash

Director of Randie Waldbaum Malinsky Center for Israel

Lori Kantorowitz

Operations Coordinator

Omer Kolton

Atid Scouts Coordinator

Galit Mimran

Community Shlicha

ISRAELFEST IS POSTPONED

High winds in addition to potential flooding result in safety issues. Our partners and security consultants concur that Israelfest should be postponed.
We are sad that we cannot celebrate Israel, especially when it is under attack as it is today. We will find a new time to rally, to regroup and to celebrate Israel for all its accomplishments, so please stay tuned.
We thank all of our sponsors, partners, vendors, and the wider community for the support received in our celebration of Israel’s 71st birthday.

Israelfest, now in its fifth year, is a Yom HaAtzmaut community celebration of Israel’s birthday.

The largest celebration of Israel on Long Island, the event brings together thousands of attendees is a joint venture between Sid Jacobson JCC and UJA–Federation of New York with more than 30 partner agencies including synagogues, Jewish educational institutions, JCC’s, Jewish youth organizations, media partners and vendors.

This year’s event will feature live Israeli music from the band TLV and Jewish choirs, a variety of activities for all ages, food from vendors 16 Handles, Ben Deli, Colbeh, and Green Olive, rides for children, an Israeli Market Shuk and dancing. Admission, parking, and rides are free.

Israelfest takes place rain or shine, the entire event is tented to protect from inclement weather.

Interested in volunteering at Israelfest? Visit Israelfest on Time for Good or contact Linda Samet, Supervisor of Volunteer Services, 516.484.1545 ext. 149, lsamet@sjjcc.org.

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ISRAELFEST EVENT AREA MAP

SPONSORS

Interested in sponsoring the event? Contact Jaimee Molberger, Development Associate, Grants + Foundations, 516.484.1545 ext. 116, jmolberger@sjjcc.org.

PLATINUM SPONSOR
NANCY WALDBAUM
GOLD SPONSORS

SILVER SPONSORS

BRONZE SPONSORS
ILANA NIMKOFF
OLIVIA WALDBAUM
COOPER WALDBAUM
PARTNERS

The 2019 event is made possible by participating partner organizations across Long Island and New York City. Interested in being a partner? Contact Gili Dvash, Director of Randie Waldbaum Malinsky Center for Israel,  516.484.1545, ext. 115, gdvash@sjjcc.org.

MEDIA PARTNERS

Interested in being a media partner? Contact Trisha Lombardo, PR + Communications Manager, 516.484.1545 ext. 130, trlombardo@sjjcc.org.

VENDORS

Interested in being a vendor? Contact Lori Kantorowitz, Operations Coordinator, 516.484.1545 ext. 230, lkantorowitz@sjjcc.org.