Israel Day Parade

Leon Goldenberg with New York City Mayor, Bill DeBlasio
Leon Goldenberg with New York City Mayor, Bill DeBlasio

On Sunday May 31st, 2015 New York City hosted it’s annual Israel Day Parade. Crowds gathered to watch politicians, Jewish organizations, Jewish schools and others march, dance or drive a float down Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue.

This years theme was “Israel Imagines.” According to the parades organizational website Celebrate Israel, this theme is based off the dream of the country’s founders who “imagined a vibrant, independent and Jewish state that would not only be a haven for Jews from all over the world, but also one that would incorporate the best characteristics of its citizens.”

ELECTED as possibly one of the best video clips of the day.

Great photos from the 2015 Israel Day Parade

Video from VIN features interviews with area politicians and other nice parade coverage.

Photos from across the ‘twitter-verse#IsraelDayParade

2015 Parade Sponsors include: America-Israel Friendship League, American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center, American Friends of Leket Israel, American Friends of Magen David, Adom, American Zionist Movement, Ariel University, Avi Chai Foundation, Bat Mitzvah Project HUG and Bnai Zion Foundation, Bnei Akiva of the United States and Canada, , The Cheese Guy, EL AL, Dr. Felix Glaubach & Family, The Hampton Synagogue, The Hebron Fund, Hillel Yeshiva, IDB Bank, IDT Corporation, Iranian American Jewish Federation, Israel Bonds, Israel Ministry of Tourism, Israeli American Council, JDate, Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, Jewish National Fund, Jordache, Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy, Kars 4 Kids, One Israel Fund, Nefesh B’ Nefesh, Russian American Jewish Experience, Sephardic Heritage Alliance Inc., StandWithUs, State of Israel and UJA-Federation of New York