San Diego celebrates Israel with festive event April 29

The Jewish Federation of San Diego County and community partners will hold their annual community event to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut on April 29 at Ski Beach in Mission Bay Park. This is a free event to celebrate and educate the local community about Israel and her culture. The entire San Diego Jewish community is participating, including Friendship Circle of San Diego, which will be kicking off the day with the annual Friendship Walk on Vacation Isle at 9 a.m. to benefit children with special needs in San Diego and Israel.

The festival will include a hummus cook-off, free live music, entertainment, with local and special performances, Israeli folk dancing, a circus, kids’ activities, sports, teen programs, arts and crafts, games, a seniors club area, shopping and delicious kosher food. An opportunity drawing will also be held for a free ticket Israel provided by El Al Airlines.

Join the community on this day to show solidarity and celebrate Israel’s 64th birthday.

For more information on San Diego Celebrates Israel, visit or call 858-571-3444. To register for the Friendship Walk, visit: