Celebrate Israel


9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Israel Engagement Seminar Study! Discuss! Connect!

This community wide opportunity to engage in topics related to Israel will be led by guest speakers as well as Rabbis and educators from our Orange County community. From a Ted Talk introduction to panels of local Rabbis to documentaries to sharing the culture of Israel, be part of showing our support to the State of Israel. This is user friendly to those observing the counting of the omer. 

FREE for all

1-4 p.m. Celebrate Israel Carnival

Fun for the whole family!
Israel carnival games · crafts · Israeli food · artisan shuk · Israeli dancing · kids parade · festival stage

FREE for all




Open to the community  · at the Merage JCC 



Community Partners

Temple Judea

Congregation B'nai Israel

Temple Beth Tikvah

Jewish National Fund

Temple Beth El

Shir Ha-Ma'alot

Merage JCC

JCC Camp Haverim

Merage JCC's Aronoff Preschool

JCC Maccabi Games

JCC Cares

Merage JCC's Center for Jewish Life

Jewish Federation & Family Services

Israeli Scouts

Volunteers for Israel

Temple Beth Emet

Temple Bat Yahm

University Synagogue

Jewish Community Foundation

Hebrew Academy

Temple Beth Sholom

Bubbe & Zayde's Place


JFFS Jewish Residential Homes/Jeremiah Society


Irvine Hebrew Day School

JFFS OC Jewish Historical Society




Thank you to our underwriters

The Aronoff Family · Allan z'l & Sandy Fainbarg · Steven Fainbarg · Idit & Moti Ferder · Roberta Feuerstein · Gordon & Hannareta Fishman · Furst Family · Ed Posin · Samueli Foundation · Hezy Shaked · Blossom Siegel · Betty & Jerry Werksman


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