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Yom Ha’atzmaut Community Celebration--Celebrate Israel's 70th Independence Day

  • San Mateo County Event Center Expo Hall 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA (map)

NOTE: This event is at the San Mateo County Event Center Expo Hall


Featuring Israeli hip hop/funk band Hadag Nahash and a children's show with Gili and Hanny Nahmias

Enjoy unique activities designed to engage everyone. Whether you are attending the celebration for your kids, teens, or just for yourself, get ready to have an extraordinary experience. Delight in surprise guests—you just might bump into Herzel or Ben Gurion! 

Don't miss out on the interactive innovation zone, where we will highlight incredible innovations by Israeli companies like Sixense, Magisto,, IDE (water desalination), Intel's Virtual Reality for sports, Creditstacks (for new families needing to establish their credit), ClipCall and more. 

See not-to-be-missed stage performances by talented school children, Israeli/American Idol winners, Hadag Nahash and—straight from Israel—Hanny Nahmias and Gili who will perform in English and Hebrew. 

The Adult Zone will have wine and beer tasting and Chef Itamar will show how to make a sweet Israeli favorite. Visit the Q&A space and learn all you want to know about Israel.

The special Teen Area will include a climbing wall, space to just hang out, a silent party, an escape room and more.

In the Children's Area, you will find face painting, a bounce house, slide and caterpillar. Pick up and fill out a special passport as you visit every city for some fun activities.

And of course, there will be lots of food including falafel, schnitzel, hummus, and salad, as well as Kosher pizzas, bagels and so much more. There is a Starbucks located in our conference hall as well.

United Airline tickets will also be raffled off.

Public Parking (parking fees may apply): 1346 Saratoga Dr., San Mateo, CA 94403
$18 Adults 18+ | $15 Seniors 65+ | $15 Children ages 3-17 | Free for children ages 0–3

Israel@70 is presented in partnership with the OFJCC and PJCC. This celebration is made possible in part by a generous grant from the Israel Engagement Fund at the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund. PTBE is a community partner.