Celebrate Israel Parade

Photos: Despite Rain, Celebrate Israel Parade Shines

52nd annual event hosts diverse participants with a common goal.

06/07/2016 - 18:02
Staff Writer

The stormy weather didn’t dampen the spirits of the thousands who turned out last Sunday to march in the 52nd Annual Celebrate Israel Parade.

Despite the rain, 30,000 people marched up Fifth Avenue last Sunday in the Celebrate Israel Parade. Photos by Getty Images

Sunday Is A Day For Israel

05/31/2016 - 18:53

All year round we follow the news from Israel – supporting, criticizing, worrying, discussing, debating and praying. On Sunday, though, we will be celebrating.

Downpour Doesn’t Dampen Spirit At Celebrate Israel Parade

Fifth Avenue awash with Zionist pride at 51st annual event.

06/01/2015 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

It rained on their parade — literally. But it didn’t dampen the spirits of the tens of thousands of people who lined Fifth Avenue Sunday at the Celebrate Israel Parade.

The scene along Fifth Avenue Sunday at the Celebrate Israel Parade.  Michael Datikash/JW

30,000 Fans Of Israel Say Feh To Rain

The Celebrate Israel parade wended its way up Fifth Avenue on its 60th birthday.

05/31/2015 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

It did rain on Sunday’s 60th annual Celebrate Israel Day parade, but 30,000 attendees walked the 17-block route up Fifth Avenue anyway.

Michael Datikash/JW

On Sunday, Show Israel You Care

05/26/2015 - 20:00

How appropriate that the theme of this year’s Celebrate Israel Parade, being held this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fifth Avenue, is “Israel Imagines.”

Looking Back 50 Years, Parade Was Always A Challenge

05/27/2014 - 20:00
Editor and Publisher

It’s only fitting that Ted Comet, the veteran Jewish professional who turned 90 this week, will be a marshall at the Celebrate Israel parade this Sunday. He is credited with founding the event, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. And he can attest to the fact that it has always had its share of controversy; this year it has been over the participation of three left-wing Jewish groups.

Ted Comet, at right next to Mayor John Lindsay, will lead Sunday’s Celebrate Israel parade. Courtesy of Ted Comet

See You At The Parade

05/27/2014 - 20:00

Much has been made of the controversy in recent weeks over which groups should and should not be participating in the 50th annual Celebrate Israel parade. It is set for Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, up Fifth Avenue, from 57th Street to 74th Street.

We Have Always Been Marching Together

05/19/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

What if I told you that one of the biggest events of the year for the State of Israel takes place not in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv but right here in New York City? And that despite being thousands of miles away, every Israeli feels an immense sense of pride knowing that hundreds of thousands of people demonstrate their support of Israel each and every year when it takes place. If you haven’t already guessed, I’m talking about the Celebrate Israel parade, which marks its golden jubilee on June 1.

Ido Aharoni

Why New Israel Fund Is Marching For Israel

Our entire strategy has been based on investing in Israel, not divesting from it.

04/10/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

On June 1, tens of thousands of New Yorkers will gather for the annual Celebrate Israel Parade. As in previous years, we at the New Israel Fund (NIF) will be there, leading a group of progressive, pro-Israel activists. We will take our rightful place alongside the many others dedicated to the Israel that is, as well as the Israel that ought to be.

Stephanie Ives

Making Mischief Of The Parade

04/08/2014 - 20:00

The annual Celebrate Israel parade, the largest of its kind anywhere, is intended to unify our community under the umbrella of pride in the Jewish state and send that message to Israel and the world. But life is not simple, certainly not Jewish life, and the fissures that create tensions within our community over Israel have come to the surface once again in the weeks leading up to parade, which this year will mark its 50th anniversary and be held in midtown on Sunday, June 1. (See story on page 16.)

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