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Israel at 75

Celebrate Israel’s independence at Summit Park! Bring your friends and family for a fun, multicultural event.


April 30, 2023


2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

April 30, 2023 @ 2:00 pm 7:00 pm

Celebrate 75 years of Israel’s Independence at Summit Park! Presented by the Mayerson JCC and the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati.
(Summit Park is located at 4335 Glendale Milford Road in Blue Ash, OH.)

Join the Mayerson JCC and The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati for a multicultural festival highlighting the diversity of Israel through hands-on experiences, food, art, games, and more! Enjoy a special performance by popular Israeli drumming group Mayumana to conclude the festivities. (The performance will begin at 5:45pm.)

There is no registration required to attend the festival.  

There will be exciting workshops throughout the day, including visual artists and the drummers of Mayumana! RSVPs are required for the workshops and space is limited. Sign up below.


Visual Artist Workshops (20 participants per workshop, ages 14+)
A form must be submitted for every individual attending. This includes registration for children.

2pm registration

3:15pm registration

4:30pm registration

Mayumana Drumming Workshops (40 participants per workshop)
A form must be submitted for every individual attending. This includes registration for children.

2pm registration

3:15pm registration

Help Prepare Food with Israeli Chefs
Learn from Israeli chefs, who will be in Cincinnati for the Israel at 75 celebration. They will lead you through how to cook a signature dish from their culture, while you help prepare it for the festival on April 30. Several days, times, and locations are available.

Register here

Thank you to our performers and sponsors!


Presented by the Mayerson JCC and The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati

Artist Sponsor Dr. & Mrs. Stephen N. Joffe  Festival Sponsor The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati  Friends of the Festival  Arthur H. Friedman Fund for Israel Experiences Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa and the BLUE Vision & Beyond Capital Investments  Community Partner Rick & Julie Kantor
Mayers Electric Co.

VIP Reception Host Sugar n’ Spice – The Mayerson Family 


Since its conception in 1996, Mayumana is dedicated to the joy of making art, and the art of joy-making. Mayumana’s basic art-and-joy-making tools are rhythm and coordination.

Rhythm is the universal language that synchronizes one heartbeat to another those are the foundation for Mayumanas expressions in music dance play and humor.

Every show produced by Mayumana endeavors to “visualize the music” with its audience. In addition, the power of each Mayumana creation comes from the strong emphasis placed on the unity and synchronization of the group.

Simultaneously, the unique talent of each performer is highlighted and celebrated. Mayumana’s playfulness extends beyond the stage, reaching out to engage in direct interactions with its audiences of all ages and cultures.

Mayumana has produced many shows including Mayumana, BE, Momentum, Bejuntos, Malabi, Rumba! and Currents. Mayumana has also collaborated with many artistes around the world including Bobby McFerrin, David Broza, Mati Caspi, Estopa, Infected Mushroom , Tiesto and many more.

Today, the artistic and managing team of Mayumana is led by Boaz Berman & Roy Milo
Mayumana has performed in more than 40 countries and for more than 15
million spectators around the world.

Please note: In the event of inclement weather, Israel at 75 will be held at the Mayerson JCC. Please check social media and MayersonJCC.org for updates.

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