SWU’s Annual ‘Walk For Israel’ Precedes ‘Celebrate Israel Festival’
Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 – 9:43 PM
StandWithUs’ annual “Salute to Israel” Walk kicked off the Celebrate Israel Festival honoring Israel’s 69th birthday held at Rancho Park earlier this month
Hundreds of Jews and Christians, students and community members sang, danced, waved Israeli flags and held signs that showed their support for Israel as they marched to the Museum of Tolerance on Roxbury Drive.
Once there, they formed circles and danced and sang traditional Israeli songs including the national anthem Hatikvah (The Hope).
StandWithUs coordinates the annual “Salute to Israel” walk each year.
The “Celebrate Israel Festival,” sponsored by the Israeli-American Council and Debbie and Naty Saidoff and drew more than 15,000 attendees.
“We are honored to participate in this exciting day which helps instill a love for Israel and creates joyous memories for participants of all ages and denominations,” said Roz Rothstein, CEO of StandWithUs, an international Israel education organization.