In Focus

In Focus 5.4.18: Israel@70

The University of Arizona Marching Band takes the stage after leading the opening parade. (Yossi Lasko)

Some 4,500 people attended “Israel@70: A Living Bridge,” a festival celebrating Israel’s 70th Independence Day, on Sunday, April 22 on the Jewish community campus. The free festival organized by the Weintraub Israel Center included live entertainment, food, kids’ activities, a shuk (market) featuring local Jewish organizations and other vendors, and an Israel Science and Technology Pavilion.





Tzuza Dance Company from Kiryat Malachi, Tucson’s sister city in Israel, performs. (Martha Lochert)








Twelve torches honorees and dignitaries, back row, from left: Marty Johnston, Jon Ben-Asher, Anne Lowe, Jonathan Rothschild (mayor of Tucson and master of ceremonies), Rebecca Crowe, Jeff Artzi, Tom Warne, Yoram Levy, Pastor Glen Elliott, Marlyne Freedman, Eitan Weiss (deputy consul general of Israel in Los Angeles); front row: Todd Rockoff, Stuart Mellan, Ron and Diane Weintraub, Oshrat Barel (JFSA senior vice president). (Martha Lochert)










Noah Solomon of Soulfarm performs (not pictured, C Lanzbom). (Yossi Lasko)














Ronnie Barel, Sophie Silverman and Adele Fereres (Yossi Lasko)









Dagan Green gets a prime view of the parade from his father, Yoni Green. (Martha Lochert)












Sales Executive Marla Handler promotes the AJP (Martha Lochert)