2018-05-09 / Local News

A great day to celebrate Israel: Scenes from Israel 70



1. Thousands of people marched in the community-wide Israel 70 Parade from Cherry Hill East to the Katz JCC and roamed the “Ben Yehuda Street” pedestrian mall set up at the JCC parking lot. Local dignitaries came out to support Jewish South Jersey at the parade. At the celebration were (from left), Camden County Freeholder Jeffrey Nash; Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt; Cherry Hill Township Council President David Fleisher; and Cherry Hill Township Councilwoman Carolyn Jacobs. Photo by Steve Ehrlich. 1. Thousands of people marched in the community-wide Israel 70 Parade from Cherry Hill East to the Katz JCC and roamed the “Ben Yehuda Street” pedestrian mall set up at the JCC parking lot. Local dignitaries came out to support Jewish South Jersey at the parade. At the celebration were (from left), Camden County Freeholder Jeffrey Nash; Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt; Cherry Hill Township Council President David Fleisher; and Cherry Hill Township Councilwoman Carolyn Jacobs. Photo by Steve Ehrlich.

2. Jaclynn and Evan Shweky, Israel 70 event co-chairs, along with their daughter Jillian, carried the Israel 70 banner that started the parade. Photo by Steve Ehrlich. 2. Jaclynn and Evan Shweky, Israel 70 event co-chairs, along with their daughter Jillian, carried the Israel 70 banner that started the parade. Photo by Steve Ehrlich.

3. Reuven Cohen, seen holding the flag of Israel, was the parade’s grand marshal. Cohen, who is an Israeli native and served in the IDF, celebrated his 70th birthday on Apr. 22, the same day as the Israel 70 Celebration. Photo by Steve Ehrlich. 3. Reuven Cohen, seen holding the flag of Israel, was the parade’s grand marshal. Cohen, who is an Israeli native and served in the IDF, celebrated his 70th birthday on Apr. 22, the same day as the Israel 70 Celebration. Photo by Steve Ehrlich.

4. Representing sponsor Ravitz Family Markets were (from left), Marty Peretz, Brett Ravitz, Tsippi Lansman, Jessica Braccia, and Mark Wartenberg. 4. Representing sponsor Ravitz Family Markets were (from left), Marty Peretz, Brett Ravitz, Tsippi Lansman, Jessica Braccia, and Mark Wartenberg.

5. Jill Cogan (left) and Sabrina Spector, event co-coordinators, share a moment during the fun-filled day. 5. Jill Cogan (left) and Sabrina Spector, event co-coordinators, share a moment during the fun-filled day.

6. Abby Frey of Haddonfield adds her creative touch to the Israel 70 garage door mural painting. The project was inspired by the popular graffiti and art scene in Israel. 6. Abby Frey of Haddonfield adds her creative touch to the Israel 70 garage door mural painting. The project was inspired by the popular graffiti and art scene in Israel.

7. The Blue Doves, a group of Cherry Hill High School East freshmen, performed at the celebration. The day was filled with performances by local groups of all ages. Photo by Steve Ehrlich. 7. The Blue Doves, a group of Cherry Hill High School East freshmen, performed at the celebration. The day was filled with performances by local groups of all ages. Photo by Steve Ehrlich.

8. Arielle Filler and Ofek Bar-Or took a moment to relax on the Yogibos lounge bags under the umbrellas of Ben Yehuda Street. Photo by Steve Ehrlich. 8. Arielle Filler and Ofek Bar-Or took a moment to relax on the Yogibos lounge bags under the umbrellas of Ben Yehuda Street. Photo by Steve Ehrlich.

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