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Thousands Come To Celebrate Israel On Nostrand Avenue With Kings Bay Y (Photos)


Close to 5,000 people converged in front of the Kings Bay YM-YWHA (3495 Nostrand Avenue) for a block-and-a-half long celebration of Israel and Jewish culture at the annual Israel Expo on Sunday.

It was a day of food, festivities and fair weather for kids and adults alike. For the first time ever, the group doled out more than 300 pounds of hummus donated by Sabra, and a Bedouin tent was set up with children’s books from PJ Library.

There was also a full slate of performances, including the Jewish Sunday Children’s Program, an exciting, quirky show from the jugglers “The Twins from France,” and even a falafel eating contest.

Inflatable rides entertained the kids when they weren’t busy petting animals at the kibbutz petting zoo or putting together arts and crafts. Parents, meanwhile, perused goods from jewelry and craft vendors, or picked up information from community groups and organizations.


Check out the photos from the event below. All photos were shot by Ken Brown for the Kings Bay Y.

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  1. Poland was notoriously anti-semitic so your post means nothing. Do you have a point in saying that?

  2. Considering that many Poles saved and hid Jews during WW II in their farms and barns in rural Poland, it’s too bad the Proverb guy brings up the worst side of the Polish people, instead of promoting their best.

  3. It appears ‘Old Polish Proverb’ does consider that to be the best side of the Polish people, it appears he/she takes pride in that nasty saying.

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