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Israel fest to spotlight innovations, hoopsters, Maccabeats

From the creation of the world’s first hybrid cucumber in the 1950s to the building of particle collectors for Switzerland’s Large Hadron Collider, which led to the 2012 discovery of the Higgs Bosun or “God Particle”(a subatomic particle that accounts for the existence of matter and diversity in the universe), Israeli innovations have made major contributions to the world.

Celebrate 65 years of “Israel’s Incredible Innovations” and enjoy food, kids’ activities — including a chance to shoot hoops with members of the University of Arizona Women’s basketball team — and the a capella sound of the Maccabeats at the Israel 65 Festival on Sunday, April 21, noon to 6 p.m. on the campus of the Tucson Jewish Community Center.

Admission is $5; free for children age 5 and under. Free parking with shuttle transportation will be available.

For a timeline of major Israeli innovations, see 22345.