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Israel Bonds Celebrates Israel’s 70th at Annual New York Parade

Israel Bonds was a proud participant in the annual ‘Celebrate Israel’ parade in New York on Sunday, June 3. Bonds lay leaders and staff proudly marched up 5th Avenue as thousands of spectators lined the parade route.  

Bonds President & CEO Israel Maimon expressed pride in seeing “the support of the Jewish people for the State of Israel. It’s amazing.”

Marching with her family, board member Shira Lewis said, “I was just in Israel to celebrate the nation’s 70th anniversary, and now we’re here to continue the party.”

The parade was the culmination of a festive weekend that began Friday night with a New Leadership Shabbat dinner at Westside Institutional Synagogue, where over 200 young professionals met, mingled and heard from Israeli Minister of Science and Technology Ofir Akunis.  

On Saturday, Israel Maimon welcomed Israeli dignitaries – including Consul General of Israel in New York Ambassador Dani Dayan and five members of the Knesset and Bonds lay leaders into his home for a pre-parade reception.  Ambassador Dani Dayan addressed the gathering, noting, “What Israel Bonds is doing makes our job of representing Israel much easier.

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Bonds leadership and staff get ready to march at the ‘Celebrate Israel’ parade

Celebrating Israel is a family affair

Bonds supporters proudly display the blue and white flag of Israel 

The scene on 5th Avenue 

Consul General Ambassador Dani Dayan and Bonds President & CEO Israel Maimon
with members of the Knesset at the Saturday night reception

(Photos: Shahar Azran)