Calendar of Events
for a full listing of events around town.

Sunday, May 29, 9:30 AM starting time
The Annual Queens L'Chaim 5K Run/Walk for Israel
Starts at the Young Israel of Jamaica Estates, 83-10 188th St., Jamaica Estates, Queens, NY.
Click HERE   for details.

Tuesday, May 31, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Ambassadors Against BDS - International Summit at the UN.
Permanent Mission of Israel to the UN hosts the first-ever international summit at the UN on ways to confront national boycotts and delegitimization
Israel's Mission to the United Nations in partnership with the World Jewish Congress, ACLJ, Israel Bonds, Keren Hayesod, StandWithUS, B'nai B'rith International, Hillel, CAMERA, ADL, and ZOA, will host an international gathering of students, organizations and agencies from around the world, to join efforts, form a unified plan of action and cultivate ambassadors ready to fight the battle against exclusion and delegitimization of nations and peoples, while promoting understanding and respect.
Free; click HERE for info & registration.
At the UN, 1st Ave. at 46th St., NYC

Tuesday, May 31, 6:00 PM
American Friends of Ateret Cohanim/Jerusalem Chai invite you to celebrate the 37th Year of Ateret Cohanim
Gala Dinner Reception 6:00 PM, Program 7:30 PM followed by Dessert Reception
Special appearances by Danny Danon, the Honorable Ambassador of Israel to the United Nations and the Honorable Governor Mike Huckabee
Terrace On The Park 52-11 111 St. Flushing Meadows, Queens, NY
For additional information and reservations, please click HERE.

Wednesday, June 1, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friends of the IDF (FIDF) Five Towns & Greater Shore 5th Annual Community Event
At The Sephardic Temple, Cedarhurst, NY
Click HERE for details.

Thursday, June 2, 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Join AZM and the WZO at a conference titled "BDS - the New Antisemitism?" in NYC. It will address the resurgence of global antisemitism and provide our community with tools to tackle and confront it. A delegation of Israeli Mayors and Knesset members will participate in this symposium to learn more about what is happening on this front. Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon will be there are well. 
$18/pp; in midtown Manhattan; location to be announced.

Sunday, June 5
Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day
Israel's national holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in the aftermath of the June 1967 Six-Day War. Info:

Sunday, June 5
NYC Celebrate Israel Parade
The largest Israel Day Parade in the world, marching up Fifth Avenue, NYC

2:30-7:30 PM: The Parade is followed by the 23rd Annual Israel Day Concert in Central Park - The Concert with a Message!
Celebrate our eternal bond with the UNDIVDED capital of Israel, Yerushalayim
Rain or shine at the Central Park Summerstage. Located at Rumsey Playfield, right off the 5th Ave. and 72nd St. entrance to Central Park.
Guest Speakers: Israel's United Nations Ambassador Danny Danon, Former U.S. United Nations Ambassador John Bolton, Fox News Analyst and Commentator Major Pete Hegseth, Joe Piscopo, and ZOA President Morton Klein
Starring: Lipa Schmeltzer, Eitan Katz, Shloime Dachs and Orchestra, Tal Vaknin with Shlomi Aharoni, Mati Shriki, Avi Kilimnick, Michoel Pruzansky, Dr. Meyer Abittan, Jerry Markowitz, Chaim Kiss, Izzy Kiefer & and Heshy R., White Shabbos and others
Special Appearance by: Ken Abramowitz, NCYI President Farley Weiss, RZA President Martin Oliner, Assemblyman David Weprin, Councilman Rory Lancman, Rabbi David Algaze, Jeffrey Wiesenfeld, Rivka Abbe and others


Also following the Israel Day Parade: The Israeli American Council (IAC) presents the Celebrate Israel Unity Festival
On the Westside of Manhattan: Terminal 5, 610 West 56th St.
Click HERE for info and tickets

Sunday, June 5 - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Chicago
Greater Chicago Jewish Festival 
If you can't be in Israel with AFSI this year, please stop by the AFSI table Sunday, June 5 (Yom Yerushalayim/Jerusalem Day), 10 am - 6 pm
If you would like  to volunteer to work at the AFSI table, please contact AFSI Chicago Chair Cheryl Jacobs Lewin at

Wednesday, June 8, 6:00 PM Cocktail Reception, 7:00 PM Program
Washington, D.C.
The Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) presents: Rays of Light in the Darkness 10th Anniversary Dinner
The Grand Hyatt 1000 H Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20001
Register by June 3 at
Inquiries: 202-601-7422 or

Sunday, June 26, 7:00 PM
Long Island's Annual Celebrate Israel
Eisenhower Park, Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater
Featuring a free concert with Dudu Fisher
Info: 516-433-0433 or

For more events, please see the list at the left column of this page.