State Zionist Council of Victoria Melbourne Australia

Yom Ha’atzmaut

Tuesday 2 May 2006

Where: the Rod Laver Arena
Melbourne Australia

Israel Independence Day is celebrated annually, according to the Hebrew calendar, on 5 Iyar, the anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel. In 2005, it will be celebrated on the evening of Tuesday May 2.

In the past this activity has drawn crowds of over 3,000 people.

Bus Transport to and from the Arena available: Call 03 9272 5544

The celebrations commence with a “festival in the foyer” at the arena at 6pm . The festival includes exhibitions, interactive activities and music in an atmosphere of pure “blue and white” fun. There will be a range of activities run by communal organisations including musical, dance and comedy performances.

At 7.30pm , the celebrations move into the arena, with the major concert.

Presenting Special Guests

The Israeli Army Troupe

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Special Guests at the “Wedding of the Year”

The wedding of the year – between Roni of Melbourne and Shai of Israel – will form the basis of the Yom Ha’atzmaut show, taking place at the Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday 2 May 2006.

The “wedding” will include some very special guests, who will make it a most memorable and enjoyable simcha for all the audience.

Rachel Kramer – circus performer, actress and comedian, Rachel brings a totally new element to the celebrations.

Jeremie Bracka – fresh from a sellout tour of his show, Lox Shmocks and Two Smoking Salmons – Jeremie joins the 2006 cast in a role showcasing his versatile characterisations and rapier wit.

Eddie Tamir – brings to the show his hysterical interpretations of aspects of Israeli society.

Lena Fiszman and Ruth Yaffe – extraordinary women, extraordinary talent – they will delight and entertain with their unique insights on the evening’s proceedings.

Tomi Kalinski- well known as a musician, teacher and overall wonderful character, Tomi’s “mother of the groom” will show her comedic genius as well.

Robert Weil – what’s a wedding without a Rabbi. Rabbi Mordy Katz returns to the show.

Sam Krum – as “father of the bride” – surprises are in store from this versatile actor and singer.

The IDF TROUPE – being flown in especially from Israel to join in this celebration, they will bring to the stage an authentic Israeli spirit, and will have everyone on their feet, singing and dancing.


Sagit Lourie, Simon Starr, Sophia Tuv, Ricky Feldman and Jessica Cornish

And with an 18 piece orchestra, directed by Musical Director Adam Starr – this show is sure to please everyone.

More Information

E- mail or phone +61 3 9272 5544

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