Being abroad, students are not willing to forget the festivities of Israel Independence Day. The Israeli point of identity in each one of them finds expression on this festive day. The Jewish Center takes care of supplying them with an Israeli experience – abroad. The students enjoy barbecue on the river bank, there is no lack of the plastic hammers [associated with this day in Israel], Israeli flags billowing in the wind, plenty of food, and Israeli songs, to the accompaniment of guitar-playing students. With amazing cooperation, a home-style party gets put together, one that warms the soul. Everyone is waving flags, everyone is turning kababs over on the fire – everyone. The atmosphere is fun, relaxed, family-like, unified, and – most important of all – Israeli.
“It’s true, I’m a student abroad – but above all, I’m Israeli. And this is the birthday of my state! Here, at the Center, they are helping me to celebrate together with my people, even if technically, I am far away. It’s just amazing!”