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Join Us as We Celebrate Israel's 70th!

The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, along with area synagogues and organizations, is excited to bring the Israel@70 celebration to Sarasota-Manatee. We invite you to join in the celebration at the many Israel@70 events scheduled from January thru April, 2018.




  • WE LOVE ISRAEL SHUK featuring vendors, food and entertainment.
  • LIVE CONCERT with Ethiopian Israeli Hip-Hop Duo Cafe Shahor Hazak (Strong Black Coffee)
  • ETHIOPIAN ISRAELI CULTURAL DAY featuring Ethiopian Israeli Hip-Hop Duo Cafe Shahor Hazak, activities for all ages, Ethiopian National Project, Artists4Israel
  • CELEBRITY CHEF COOKING featuring 2 seatings with celebrity Israeli Chef Einat Admony
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY ISRAEL birthday party at Robards Arena featuring the Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble and The Shuk Band




  • DOCUMENTARY on Egyptian Jewry at Temple Beth Israel
  • CHANUKAH ISRAEL CELEBRATION at Chabad of Bradenton & Lakewood Ranch
  • A TASTE OF CHANUKAH 2017 at Chabad of Sarasota
  • CHANAKAH ISRAEL KLEZMER FESTIVAL at Chabad of Venice & North Port
  • LUNCHEON at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium: Israel-Mote partnership
  • 10TH ANNUAL FOOD FESTIVAL at Temple Sinai celebrating Israel
  • LECTURE: RAID ON ENTEBBE at Chabad of Venice & North Port
  • JEWISH EDUCATION DAY: Learn about Jewish Genetic Diseases (sponsored by SaBra Hadassah)
  • ​LECTURE: DR. JUDY FELD CARR speaks on the Syrian Jewish Community
  • SHALOM SHUK 70 — an Israeli Market Place at the Jewish Congregation of Venice
  • ISRAEL PUB NIGHT sponsored by Temple Emanu-El
  • ​A WORLD OF JAZZ — SARASOTA JAZZ FESTIVAL sponsored by The Jazz Club of Sarasota
  • BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR ISRAEL@70 held at Church of the Nazarene
  • SARASOTA JEWISH CHORAL CONCERT: Reaching from Despair to Hope
  • ISRAEL HERITAGE CELEBRATION held by the Jewish Geneological Society of Southwest Florida

Keep checking back for more event listings additions!
Click through the Israel@70 Events tab for current posted event dates.

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Information, guidelines and contracts for vendors who are interested in participating at one of our Israel@70 events. Click the links to download forms.