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Join the 24th Annual Israel Day Concert

For the sake of Jerusalem, let your voices be heard!

Twenty thousand people of all ages are expected at the 24th Annual Israel Day Concert in Central Park—The Concert With a Message, Sunday, June 4, the 10th of Sivan, from 2:30 until 7:30 p.m., rain or shine, free admission, after the Celebrate Israel Parade.

The event commemorates the 50th jubilee anniversary of the miracle of the Six-Day War and the re-unification of Yerushalayim. The concert/rally will be held at Central Park’s Summer Stage (enter park at 5th Ave. & 72nd St.).

The Carl Freyer z”l Tribute, in memorial to Dr. Manfred Lehmann, z”l, and in recognition of Rose and Reuben Mattus z”l, was founded by Carl z”l and Sylvia Freyer in 1993, at the suggestion of Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, to protest the Oslo accords. The concert’s long-time organizers are Dr. Joseph and Karen Frager, and the chairpersons are Dr. Paul and Drora Brody, serving for the 12th consecutive year. Returning are musical director Shloime Dachs; emcee Nachum Segal; media coordinator Odeleya Jacobs and web coordinator Chaim Leibtag.

The concert is sponsored by the Israel Concert-In-The-Park Committee, in association with Young Israel Chovevei Zion and the National Council of Young Israel.

This year’s concert is also dedicated to the 25th yahrtzeit of Menachem Begin, z”l. This year also marks the 150th anniversary of Mark twain’s historic visit to Israel.

The concert’s themes are: celebrating our eternal bond with the undivided capital of Israel: Jerusalem… never to be divided again; saluting the heroic families and communities of Yehuda, Shomron, the Jordan valley and the Golan Heights; no further concessions of any part of the Land of Israel; combatting the BDS movement; and stopping Iran now! In marking 12 years since the Gush Katif expulsion, we advocate that expulsions should never happen again.

Important messages will be delivered by powerfully eloquent speakers that include Israeli UN Ambassador Danny Danon; Israeli Consul General to New York Danny Dayan; former UN Ambassador John Bolton; Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat; terrorism victim Dov Kalmanovitz, deputy Jerusalem mayor; senior campaign adviser for Pres. Trump Boris Epshteyn, chief political analyst for Sinclair Broadcast Group; Lt. Col.Yoni Chetboun, former MK; Major Pete Hegseth, Fox News Analyst; ZOA President Morton Klein; Radio Personality Aaron Klein, Israel Bureau Chief, Breitbart news. Other speakers include Farley Weiss, Esq., president of the National Council Young Israel; Rabbi Marc Volk, exec. dir. NCYI; RZA President Martin Oliner; Assemblyman David Weprin; NYC Councilman Rory Lancman; Rabbi Yechezkel Moskowitz; activists Ken Abramowitz, Daniel Benedict and Rivka Abbe.

Talented entertainers include Beri Weber; Israeli singing stars who recently performed at the Kotel on Yom Yerushalayim Tal Vaknin and Elron Zabatani accompanied by Shlomi Aharoni; Shloime Dachs, along with his orchestra and singers; Avi Kilimnick; Michoel Pruzansky; Israeli star Mati Shriki; Dr. Meyer Abittan; Jerry Markovitz; Betzalel Levin; Chaim Kiss; Izzy Kieffer; Heshy R.; and White Shabbos.

Much thanks to all of the patrons and supporters and sponsoring organizations, proudly listed on our 2017 concert poster. These individuals and organizations help to ensure that the messages of the concert reach the White House, the Knesset and the far corners of the world. You too can join these prestigious ranks supporting the future of the Jewish people and Israel.

Once again, Mendy’s will be selling its delicious food.

Due to tight security, and the reality that the park reaches capacity quickly, causing people to have delayed entry until others exit, early arrival (beginning at 1:30 p.m.) is highly recommended to maximize chances of entry with shorter waiting time. This year, for the first time, some of the major singing stars will be performing at the very beginning of the program. No large bags or backpacks will be allowed into the park.

Your attendance and support for the “Concert With a Message” help ensure the survival of the State of Israel and the Jewish people, especially as the Iranian nuclear and terrorist threats loom large.

For further general info and how you can help, view our two websites: www.IsraelDayConcert.org as well as www.IsraelDayConcert.com, or call 917-650-5623.

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