Israel Programming

Yom Ha’atzmaut – Thursday, April 19

Join us to celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday FREE in the Rady JCC gym.

Full agenda:

4-6:00 p.m. – Free Family Swim

4-9:00 p.m. – Israeli Food Cafe

4:30-6:30 p.m. – Children, Tween and Family Activities

7:00 p.m. – Soulfarm & Sari Greenberg, Chai and Community Choirs

8:50 p.m. – Fireworks

Yom Ha’atzmaut is Israeli Independence Day. It celebrates the anniversary of the creation of Israel, on May 14, 1948 (or, according to the Jewish calendar, the 5th of Iyyar in 5708). Rady JCC hosts this festive event every spring, bringing together the community to enjoy music, dance, fireworks and family entertainment at the biggest birthday party yet.

Israel Pavilion – Shalom Square

Every August, Rady JCC puts on the Israel Pavilion as part of Winnipeg’s annual Folklorama. Visit the Israel Pavilion and learn all about Israel’s contributions to the world. Be amazed by the internationally renowned Chai Folk Ensemble. Enjoy falafel (chick pea balls), savour a glass of Israeli beer and finish the evening off with our delicious desserts.

Applications for Ambassadors

Are you enthusiastic and energetic and would enjoy sharing our culture with Folklorama fans?

Applicants must be available for several small events throughout the summer and while the festival runs from Sunday, August 5 – Saturday, August 18. Deadline to apply is Mar. 23.

Adult Male & Female Ambassadors

Adult applicants must be at least 18 years old as of May 1, 2018

Download Adult Ambassador Form

Youth Male & Female Ambassadors

Youth applicants must be at least 14 years old as of May 1, 2018

Download Youth Ambassador Form

For further information, contact Cynthia Fidel at or (204) 477-7533.

Applications for Volunteer Positions

Still to come. For more information, call (204) 477-7510