Celebrate Israel

The Council sponsors and coordinates the following Israel programming:

  • Solidarity Mission with Elected Officials
  • Israel Roundtable for Volunteers
  • Lectures and community gatherings in support of Israel including a new monthly series called “Israel Connection“.
  • The Westchester marching cluster in the annual Celebrate Israel Parade on 5th Avenue in NYC.
  • “Honors Day” yearly programming in which we pay tribute to Israeli heroes.

and more…

In addition, the Council works in close communication with the Israel emissary/Shaliach from the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) that serves Westchester County.


Solidarity Mission with Elected Officials

The November 2023 Solidarity Mission to Israel for Westchester County elected officials was convened to demonstrate Westchester County’s strong and bipartisan support for the State of Israel in its fight against terrorism. Led by Honorary Mission Chairperson, Westchester County Executive George Latimer, mission participants toured Kfar Aza to see the carnage from Hamas’ acts of barbarism firsthand, met with the President of Israel, Isaac Herzog, and spent time at Hadassah Hospital to offer comfort to the injured, participated in volunteer activities, and met with family and friends of hostages among other meetings and site visits. To view the full album of photos, click here.

Media coverage from this trip:

An x post from President Isaac Herzog – https://x.com/isaac_herzog/status/1729589307579465973?s=46

news12 Westchester interview – https://westchester.news12.com/westchester-county-executive-latimer-shares-emotional-journey-in-israel

Israel Roundtable

A primary vehicle for supporting Israel is the Israel Roundtable for Volunteers, conceived to help increase county-wide consciousness, connections and commitment to Israel, in addition to our Israel Roundtable for Professionals.  Like all of the Council’s roundtables, we also share best practices and plan joint programs.

An important event was held in January 2021 with 5 Synagogues of White Plains
Israel Action Committee and The Westchester Jewish Council Israel Roundtable.  This program,
“Israel’s Challenges: Iran/Hezbollah, Hamas/PA, China, and US-Israel Relations with a New Administration” with Dr. Eric R. Mandel, can be viewed here.


“Israel Connection”, a monthly virtual series of the Westchester Jewish Council, offers presentations and discussions on diverse topics of interest regarding the culture, politics and society of Israel.  The following is a list of programs held so far:


Some of these events are available to view by clicking on the title.

Celebrate Israel Parade

The Celebrate Israel Parade will take place on Sunday, June 2, 2024 in New York City. As one of the largest Jewish Communities with over 150,000 Jews, Westchester is known for its cohesiveness and unity. By marching together we display the unique and wonderful community that we all work so hard to maintain. In addition, by marching together as one united community we make it easier for many families to have all members of their families march and travel together.

For more information contact Donna Bartell.

For photos from the 2018 Celebrate Israel Parade, click here.


The Council maintains ongoing communication with the Israel consulate on behalf of its members organizations.  The Consulate General of Israel in New York represents the State of Israel in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

The Consulate General of Israel in New York
800 Second Avenue
New York, NY  10017
(212) 499-5000

View their website here.