DENVER, CO — (May 11, 2016) — JEWISHcolorado invites Israel supporters across our community to join together on a two-mile walk on Sunday, May 22, as part of an extended Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day celebration.
This year’s walk will be immediately followed by JCC Denver’s Celebrate Family Festival, featuring Hazon’s DIY Foodie Fair. This collaborative event brings the Jewish community together at a new location closer to Boulder: Sculpture Park at Denver Performing Arts Complex. All three events are free to attend but registration is required. It is recommended to pre-register at IsraelCelebrateFest.org/register to avoid long lines. Pre-walk registration will begin at 8:30 am, and the kickoff celebration will take place at 9:30 am. The Walk for Israel will leave promptly at 10:00 am from beneath the dancers along Speer, 1736 Speer Boulevard, Denver. At 10:30 am, the Celebrate Family Festival and DIY Foodie Fair will kick off; featuring live music, Israeli games, activities, and festive food.
The 2016 Walk for Israel is co-chaired by Dana Friedman, Cindy Noam, Ronit Williamson, and Goldie Cohen. The presenting sponsor of the combined event is The Staenberg Group.
“We are beyond excited to host this widely popular event at its new location in downtown Denver,” said Event Co-Chair Dana Friedman. “It is great to witness over 1,500 of our community members supporting Israel in such a positive way.”
Co-Chair Cindy Noam added, “Each year we see attendee numbers increase. We have such a dynamic community and one that is committed to strengthening Colorado’s connection to Israel. I encourage everyone to join us on Sunday, May 22, and to bring their friends and family as well.”
Participants are encouraged to order Walk for Israel t-shirts in advance as supply is limited; t-shirts are $8 for youth sizes and $12 for adults. $4 from each 2016 Walk for Israel t-shirt sale will benefit the ongoing work of JEWISHcolorado.
Founded in 1946, JEWISHcolorado is inspired by the collective responsibility to build and sustain Jewish life in Colorado, Israel, and around the world. Our mission is to secure, steward, and share philanthropic and human resources in support of vibrant Jewish life as well as mobilize the community in times of need. JEWISHcolorado is a proud member of Jewish Federations of North America, which is collectively ranked among the top ten charities on the continent. Last year, JEWISHcolorado’s Annual Campaign raised $11.2 million and the Endowment and Planned Giving arm houses more than $60 million in long term assets. For more information, visit JEWISHcolorado.org.