Israel’s 70th Birthday
and You

A presentation by the Department of Community Engagement

Teen Micro-Grants

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

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  • One-time grants of $500-$1000
  • Teen Israel 70-themed programs
  • Local inter-group programming
  • Projects involving two or more groups/organizations from Greater Philadelphia are eligible
  • Application form available on jewishphilly/Israel70 website

Programs

HaTikvah Challenge!

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

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  • Teach a new generation to sing HaTikvah.
  • Be part of a community-wide social media challenge wave (a la the Ice Bucket).
  • Explore the history – Unpack the controversy.
  • Teaching resource guide & sheet music provided.
  • Record yourselves and then challenge another group!

Virtual Israel Tour

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

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  • Take a 3D panoramic tour of Israel using our kit and your cell phones.
  • Designed locally, the tour includes usual spots but also places special to Philadelphia.
  • Kit includes a prepared ‘scavenger hunt’ and 4 goggles.
  • Goggles and kit can be ordered through Israel70 website.

My Israel Story

In partnership with

First Person Arts

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

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  • Learn how to craft a great story from the pros!
  • Have your story recorded by a professional film crew
  • Share your story on social media
  • Utilize the stories to spark discussions in your class.

Hummus Smash Cook-Off

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

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  • Take part in a Kehillah-wide Hummus Cook-Off and win prizes!
  • Four categories – Best tasting, Most original presentation, Most original recipe, Most creative tahini recipe
  • Winning recipes will vie against other kehillah winners at the Championship Cook-off at the 5-6-70 Israel! festival.

Pinah B’Ginah P2G Gardening Project

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

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  • Connect your local garden with our Partnership region in the Negev
  • Plant a section with traditional Beta Israel (Ethiopian) crops and/or seeds developed at Sdot Negev’s world-famous Ag Research Center. (All non-GMO!)
  • Learn about culture of Ethiopian Jews and agricultural innovations from Israel.
  • Seeds, labels and educational kit provided w/ visit from shlicah option.

Host a Changemaker

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

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  • Meet, hear and talk with social innovators transforming Israeli society.
  • Potential speakers on the following topics:
    • LGBTQ rights and inclusion
    • Minority women’s empowerment
    • Disability rights and inclusion
    • Food justice and cultural empowerment
  • For older adolescents.
  • Dates TBD.

5-6-70 Israel! Community Festival

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

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  • Sunday May 6, 12 – 5 p.m.

  • Family-Oriented Festival
  • Musical Performances
  • Children’s Activities
  • Community Organization participation
  • Kosher Food Trucks
  • And?

Exhibits

The Guide to Hipster Israel

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

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  • Order this 11 image DIY exhibition (created by Israel21C) that highlights how Israel has emerged as a hipster haven.
  • Offers people an opportunity to see the fun, cool and diverse nature of Israeli culture.

18 Ways Israel is Changing the World

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

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  • Order this 18 image DIY exhibition (created by Israel21C) that shows Israel as a leader in cutting edge technologies.
  • Promotes a central goal of the Israel 70 celebration: “highlight Israel’s culture of innovation, and its commitment to bettering the lives of all its citizens and the global community.”

My Name is Israel

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

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  • Order this 15 image DIY exhibition (created by Israel21C) that celebrates the accomplishments of Israeli aid workers and the country’s devotion to tikkun olam.
  • Promotes a central goal of the Israel 70 celebration: “highlight Israel’s … commitment to bettering the lives of … the global community.”

The Route South

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

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  • Colorful and often humorous posters created by multiple Israeli artists help spread the message of Israel’s 21st century southward orientation.
  • To be accompanied by educational materials about the campaign and the region, including the Jewish Federation’s Partnership 2Gether “sister cities” of Netivot and Sdot Negev.

Darom Adom

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

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  • Photographs by Rafi Babian of the Negev’s annual spring fling help us see the natural beauty that is Israel.
  • Exhibit will be accompanied by educational materials about Darom Adom and our Partnership 2Gether regions of Netivot and Sdot Negev. 

Humans of Tel Aviv

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

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  • Forty images and stories showing the authentic cultural and human diversity of Tel Aviv and Israel.
  • Humans of Tel Aviv lets us see the complicated reality that is Israel, bit by bit, through the words and images of real people from all walks of life.
  • Available Summer-Fall 2018

Other Opportunities

Other Opportunities for Your Students

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

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  • Take part in a world-wide photo contest. Through Beit Hatfutsot’s annual “Jewish Lens” photo contest .
  • Enjoy a family theater presentation. “Old Tales/ New Stories” presented by Theater Ariel
  • Compete against Jewish teens from around the world. Maccabi USA organizes the first-time ever 14-16 year old youth games. Scholarships available through the Jewish Federation.

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