As Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day) approaches, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and the American Zionist Movement have launched the “National Coordinating Council for Israel at 75” to prepare national celebrations in the United States for Israel’s 75th anniversary in 2023.

The effort is a catalyst for national and local celebratory programs that express solidarity and support for the Jewish state, as well as provide opportunities to commemorate Israel’s historic achievements.

A central website for Israel 75 in America has been instituted, and plans are underway for graphics and branding, a national events calendar, a speakers bureau and an online resource center to share materials for use in synagogues, schools, campuses, summer camps, Jewish Community Centers, Federations, local organizations and elsewhere.

“We greatly value the opportunity to inform and engage with Jewish communities and the public on this anniversary. The ties between the United States and Israel are strong, and will continue to grow even stronger still over the next 75 years,” said Conference of Presidents chair Dianne Lob and CEO William Daroff.

“Seventy-five years later, Zionism continues to link global Jewry to our ancestral and modern homeland,” said AZM president Deborah Isaac and executive director Herbert Block. “This connection is especially significant for American Jews, and we are delighted to bring our community together to celebrate Israel.”

Click here for updates and information on Israel 75 events.

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