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Yom Ha’Atzmaut – Israel’s 76th Birthday Celebration

Celebrations and Remembrance.

Tuesday, May 14

Join us for an Israeli experience at the Blue & White Market

Shop, Support, and meet Israeli & Local Artists in honor of Israel’s 76th birthday!

Art * Jewelry * Judaica * Candies * Halva * Crafts * Spices * Flowers

Shlomit Ofir

Shlomit Ofir, an industrial designer by training, founded the brand that carries her name 15 years ago, and since then it has grown, developed and gained an audience of customers in Israel, as well as overseas, thanks to the unique designs, along with accessible pricing. Shlomit is known for her refined shapes, clean lines, and bright colors.

As the war started, Shlomit designed a special line, ‘Lev Otef’ that went viral all over the world.

She managed to raise hundreds of thousands of shekels for the kibbutzim in south Israel.

“The feeling of loss, together with the desire to embrace and donate to those who were hurt, led me to design two pieces of jewelry – a necklace and a bracelet with a pendant in the shape of a heart with a hollow Star of David in the center, which symbolizes the hole that was created in the hearts of all of us, but also the place that our Israeli and Jewish will always have in our hearts, a place where hope for good and peaceful days grows. Our studio in Tel Aviv has been working non-stop since then, and not only did we manage to continue employing all of our team in a financially challenging time, but we recruited new workers so that we could keep up with the production and shipping of hundreds of orders every day. This collection saved my business during the most difficult time it has ever known, and helped many others who have received and will receive our donations”.

Website:  https://shlomitofir.com/


Goldie and Moshe Monzon (Art, Jewelry, Judaica)

Moshe creates at his studio in Petah Tikvah, original handmade wall tapestries, micro-calligraphies, giclee lithographs, blessing, ketubahs, hand-painted Judaic wood items, Mezuzot, Tzedakah boxes, jewelry boxes, jewelry holders, Kiddush sets and more. The combination of artistic creativity skilled craftsmanship and advanced technology results in colorful, One-of-a-kind, signed artistic masterpieces.

Goldie designs and make jewelry and also represent other Israeli designers in Judaica and fashion jewelry.    


Hadas Kaplan (Jewelry)

Hadas is an art therapist and Jewelry designer. She grew up in Israel, and moved to the State, with her family, few years ago. “I’m inspired by the Israeli culture, the seasons around me, and life in Ohio (Dayton). I like to see myself as a curator of connections, I collect pieces from all around the world and combine them together to become a statement and joyful jewelry. All my Jewelry, are designed and made by me, in my studio, with special care and thought for every detail.

I radiate positivity, and so does my art. I believe that jewelry has a magical ability to make us feel truly special. It’s that feeling when you slip on a necklace or a pair of earrings and suddenly, you’re transformed into the best version of yourself, confident, radiant, and utterly unique”. 

Website:  https://hadas-kaplan.com/        



Artists supporting Israel | Art sale by Local Artists

50% of proceeds goes to JewishColumbus Support Israel Fund 

  • Stacy Leeman
  • Daliah Koppes
  • Anna Sokol
  • Hani Hara
  • Norman Jeff Beyor
  • Gail Rosenblum
  • Wendy Almassanu
  • Columbus Torah Academy and Gan Ephraim | Passport to Israel Arts & Crafts
  • Columbus Jewish Day School | Mural ביחד ננצח
  • JCC Preschool | Darom Adom: Poppies For Israel Planting Poppies
  • Agudas Achim | Kids Jewelry
  • Tifereth Israel
  • Friends of IDF | Booth at the Shuk
  • Krav Maga with Jack Gabalski (At the Gym)

DJ Matt Ryan

6:30pm Live Music:
The Best of Israeli Music and more with Rabbi Josh Warshawsky and Coleen Dieker

  • Bourekas Bar (Bourekas + HB egg + Pickles) 
  • Mushroom Shawarma (Pita + Mushroom Shawarma + Humus + Salad) 
  • Wine & Cheese Box (Mini Wine + Cheese + Crackers) 
  • Kids Pizza (Bourekas) + Fries
  • Bar; Israeli Beer & Wine + Juice Stand 
  • Handel’s Ice cream**
  • Samples from Shuk Machne Yehudah: Candies, Halva, Kabukim & Spices**

**Register below to get your FREE Snacks & Ice cream tickets

A HUGE thank you to our Host Committee!

Ofra Greenstein

Pam Borovetz

Noya Lanzer

Josh Warshawsky

Rachel Gold

Aaryn Rubin

Malka Bendor

Jake Miller

Alec Miller

Questions? Let’s connect.

Efrat Speckman
JCC of Greater Columbus
Membership Assistant Director

Lauren Nemerovski
JewishColumbus JCRC
Manager of Israel & Community Relations