Israel at 75

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Community Celebration...

In honor of Israel’s 75th Birthday, we held a commemorative concert on Thursday, April 20th | 7:30PM at the Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre.

The program will included:


View the special intro video above (created in partnership with WXXI), or click here to view the event program.





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Israel at 75 Committee Members



Dennis Kessler

Karen Kessler

Larry Kessler



Dorith Eliav

Isobel Goldman

Warren Heilbronner

Jeff Hirschberg

Rami Katz

Mona Kolko

Paulina Kovalsky

Michael Lococo

Randy Morgenstern

Ron Newman

Victor Poleshuck

Barb Sobel

Sid Sobel

Marcia Stern

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Gal DiMambro

Director of Israel Programming

The Israel Trip – Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester Family Journey to Israel


A one-of-a-kind journey through Israel with excursions and unique experiences that can’t be experienced by most visitors to Israel. Immerse yourself in an Israel journey designed to energize, inspire and nurture your mind, body and spirit. Explore Israel’s culture, society, innovation and majesty through the lens that reflects your passions.


Highlights include:

  • Experience the Independence Trail in Tel Aviv
  • Visit the house of Israel’s “founding father”, David Ben-Gurion at Kibbutz Sde Boker
  • Explore the Israel Air Force Museum
  • Multi-cultural tasting journey in Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda open-air market
  • Celebrate a B’nei Mitzvah in Jerusalem
  • Walk through Jerusalem’s Old City and the Jewish Quarter
  • Float on the Dead Sea and discover Masada
  • And much more . . .

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Every day, we work to provide compassionate, strategic, and comprehensive support, no matter the situation. There is no organization better positioned to do this than the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester.