We are pleased to invite you to take part in a unique new event. On Monday Kislev 25, 5779 — December 3, 2018 — the first night of Chanukah, we will march together and spread the light.
In recent years, the government of Israel has invested considerable resources and energy in strengthening the ties of mutual responsibility and support that link the State of Israel and its citizens with the Jewish People in the Diaspora, reflecting the many complex challenges we face and the shared heritage that unites us.
This year, Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, together with dozens of Jewish and Zionist organizations, is inaugurating a new tradition – a March of Solidarity with Diaspora Jewry, similar to the annual Celebrate Israel parade along New York City’s 5th Avenue.
About 5,000 marchers from varied backgrounds will join the parade, including: soldiers, students, high school pupils and youth movement members; members of organizations working in cooperation with the Diaspora Jewry, members of Knesset, Israeli government ministers and honored guests from Israel and abroad.
The march will set off at 14:00 and conclude with a special show at about 17:30.
The marchers will assemble in Jerusalem’s Liberty Bell Park, then set off along King David and Yitzhak Kariv Streets to Sultan’s Pool, where the closing event will take place.
For the first time ever, the chief producer of the legendary Macy’s New York Thanksgiving Day parade will be coming to Israel to organize the Solidarity March, which will feature breathtaking giant balloons, marching bands and huge floats. The parade will also include enormous displays, cavalcades of antique and classic automobiles, athletes from Hapoel Jerusalem and gala performances by Netchi Netch and Matisyahu at Sultan’s Pool.
The parade will be one of the largest and most impressive events ever held in Israel’s capital and will showcase a uniquely inspiring Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony.
Registration is necessary if you want to march with us. No registration needed to watch the parade.
Start of the Parade
Liberty Bell Park
End of the Parade (Show)