Mazeltov Israel



10.00am - 10.00pm

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Mazeltov Israel 50

On Sunday 26th April 1998 more than 20,000 Jews from all over the UK will be united in the celebration of Israel's 50th anniversary at a spectacular festival at the Wembley Conference Centre in London.

This unique day in the history of British Jewry and the State of Israel will receive tremendous media coverage around the world.

The festival will be welcoming to all members of the Jewish community, with an opportunity for people to take part in a variety of events and activities.

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Mazeltov Israel 50 is sponsored by

Zionist Federation
Jewish Agency for Israel Board of Deputies

In Association with

Apax Partners & Co Avis
Bank Hapoalim
Bank Leumi Barclays Bank
British WIZO
Daily Telegraph El Al
Friends of the Hebrew University
Isrote Israel Government Tourist Office
Jewish Chronicle
Marks & Spencer Peltours

The Cross Communal Organising Committee

The strength of this event is reflected in the number of organisations who are playing an active role on the organising Committee.

Adam Science Leadership Course, Agency for Jewish Education, AJEX, AJY, Aliyah Department, Bayit Hayisraeli, Board of Deputies, British EMUNAH, British Israel Arts Foundation, British Israel Chamber of Commerce, British WIZO, Centre for Jewish Education, CST, Friends of the Hebrew University, Israel Embassy, Israel Folk Dance Institute, Israel Government Tourist Office, JACS, Jewish Agency, Jewish Book Council, Jewish Chronicle, Jewish Film Foundation,JLGB, JNF, JPMP Kibbutz Representatives, Likud-Herut, Maccabi Union, Mercaz UK, Mizrachi-Hapoel Mizrachi, New Israel Fund, Poale Zion, Pro Zion, UJIA, UJS, Youth & Hechalutz Department, Youth Aliyah, Zionist Federation, Zionist Youth Council.

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Wembley Conference Centre will be transformed into a sea of blue and white, where more than 20,000 people will come together to see, smell, touch, hear and feel the MAZELTOV ISRAEL 50 FESTIVAL.

Highlights of the MAZELTOV ISRAEL 50 FESTIVAL include:

The Spirit of Israel Gala Show (matinee and evening performance) organised in association with the British Israel Arts Foundation
A 50 year reunion for all members of the Zionist Youth Movements
Children's "Discover Israel" Area
Israel Film Festival
Contemporary Israel Photographic Exhibition
Israeli Dancing, singing & drama workshops
Israel 50 Exhibition "From Vision to Life"
Aliyah Fair
Israel 50 Expo & Shopping Mall
Youth Zone with Youth Activities & ceremony
Lecture programme
Guest Appearances
Competitions, Prizes and many special offers
Restaurant, Cafe, Bagel & Licensed Bars
……and much, much, more

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General Admission

IN ADVANCE - £5.00 Adults £3.00 Concessions*

By post from

Israel 50 Tickets, Balfour House, 741 High Road London N12 0BQ
Please send a Stamp Addressed Envelope
Credit Card Sales
0181 -445 4858

In person from

Wembley Box Office, Wembley Arena, Wembley, Middlesex
Jerusalem The Golden, 146a Golders Green Road, London NW11
Hasifria, Unit 4, Sentinel Square, London NW4

ON THE DOOR - £6.00 Adults £4.00 Concessions*

Gala Show

Organised in association with the British Israel Arts Foundation
(Donation includes General Admission)
Matinee Performance 2.00pm

£25 (£20*) £15 (£12*) £10 (£8*)

Evening Performance 8.00pm

£35 £25 £15

Available from the Wembley Box Office
Credit Card Hotline: 0181 902 0902
(booking fee)

Group Bookings

Groups of 20 or more receive a 10%discount
Call Debby Burke at the JNF on 0181 421 7600 for more information

Golden Tickets

There are a limited number of Golden Tickets, which include a private reception and the best seats in the house for the evening performance.
Call: Brenda-Lee Martin at the UJIA on 0181 446 1477 for more information


We are pleased to be able to offer free coach transport from outside London e.g. Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham etc. to the Wembley Conference Centre on Sunday 26th April.
For information about the departure stations please contact David Graham at Israel 50 on

0181 445 4858

*Concession prices for senior citizens, unwaged, students, under 16s.

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Tevet 5758/January 1998
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