A Global Celebration of Israel’s 73rd Independence Day
Event Date and Time:
April 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
— Special Farewell Address by His Excellency Reuven Rivlin, President of Israel —
On Thursday, April 15 at 7 PM ET The Jewish Federations of North America, the Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Hayesod and additional partners will host a one-hour virtual event to mark Israel’s 73rd Independence Day. The event will begin with a farewell address by His Excellency Reuven Rivlin, President of Israel, and include a look back on his legacy as the Jewish State’s 10th President. It will also feature special appearances by Israeli Olympic-gold-medal-hopefuls who are on their way to Tokyo this summer, Jewish athletes from around the world, and more.
9 Reasons to Watch JFNA’s 2021 Israel Independence Day Virtual Event – April 15
1. Reuven Rivlin, President of Israel will deliver his final farewell to the Diaspora community and discuss how sports have helped shape Israeli society. Before becoming President, he worked in the sports arena as legal advisor to the Beitar Jerusalem Sports Association and as manager of the Beitar Jerusalem Football Club.
2. Mark Wilf, Minnesota Vikings Owner and Chair of JFNA Board of Trustees will give welcoming remarks and discuss how his passions for sports, Israel and the Jewish community connect.
3. Amar’e Stoudemire, Six-time NBA All-Star and player development assistant for the New York Knicks.
4. Linoy Ashram, 2021 Olympic rhythmic gymnast sensation and first Israeli to win the gold medal in the Individual All-Around Event at the 2020 European Championships.
5. Marhu Teferi, 2021 Olympic marathon runner and holder of Israeli records in both the half-marathon and marathon.
6. Noa Tishby, Israeli actress and producer of the Emmy-winning drama “In Treatment” on HBO.
7. Yonina, the Israeli-American husband and wife musical duo will perform.
8. Agnes Keleti, 100-year-old Hungarian-Israeli gymnast and Holocaust survivor with ten Olympic medals. Keleti is the oldest living Olympic champion and medalist.
9. Appearances by Jewish Olympic athletes from around the world.