13 2024

Community-wide Yom Hazikaron Commemoration & Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration

6:30PM - 8:30PM  

GE Theatre @ Proctors 432 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305

Contact Jewish Federation of NENY
(518) 783-7800


Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY in partnership with Israel Bonds presents a 

COMMUNITY-WIDE Yom Hazikaron Commemoration & Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration


Yom Hazikaron Special Guest
Decorated IDF Soldier, Inspirational Speaker & Author

Tekes Ma’avar ceremony to transition from Yom Hazikaron to Yom Ha’atzmaut

Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration featuring
Israeli Singer & Songwriter 
accompanied by keyboardist Orian Rosenzweig

$5 per person now through April 21
$10 pp starting April 22 | ($15 pp at the door)



Izzy Ezagui

Born and raised in America, Izzy was invited to join an educational group traveling to Israel when he was eighteen. He went in search of fun and returned committed to join the Israeli army. Soon after he finished his training, war broke out on the border of Gaza. Two weeks later, he was hit by a mortar and lost his left and dominant arm. That didn't stop him either. His first thought in the hospital was that he must return to combat. Most people thought he was dreaming, but two months later, he was lucky enough to meet a general who would give him that chance. Soon he was doing one-armed pushups, climbing rope, shooting assault rifles, and pulling out grenade pins with his teeth. 

In May of 2011, Shimon Peres, the president of Israel, awarded him the highest accolade a soldier outside the battlefield can receive.

Izzy receives and accepts invitations to speak at all types of events around the world, and he has addressed audiences of well over one thousand on the topics of motivation, success, overcoming obstacles, and the Israeli army. He's appeared on the Huffington Post, Al Jazeera America, Fox News, and the Doctor Phil Podcast. The Algemeiner chose Izzy as one of 100 people positively influencing Jewish life.

Judah Gavra

His song “Me’Achshav (officially release December 2nd) was part of the official selection in Kenga Magjike Festival in Albania the most-watched TV program in Albania and the Balkan countries.

Following his appearances on the Eurovision national final stage both in his native country Israel and in San Marino, he was invited to perform at the 2019 edition of the Eurovision Wiwi Jam and EuroCafe Club in Eurovision 2019 season in Tel Aviv.

In May 2018, Judah performed at a sold-out “one-man” concert after singing in the HIFA Festival’s grand opening ceremony in Zimbabwe.

In March 2013, Judah’s hit song "We're Beautiful" became a radio staple in Israel, paving the way for two additional releases: “Stay” and “Falling”. 

As well as being a Eurovision fan favorite, Judah is a graduate of The American Music and Dramatic Academy in New York. Since graduating in 2009 with a qualification in music, acting, and performing arts, he has starred in a number featured roles in musicals including Aida, All-American, The Full Monty and Legally Blonde.

Judah performed in concerts and live performances on one of the most prestigious stages in the world such as: The UN, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, City Winery, Le Poisson Rouge, BB Kings in New York City.

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Sponsor: Jewish Federation of NENY and Israel Bonds