Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., in partnership with the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, Health Plus and the Bronx Tourism Council, hosted the annual Bronx Israel Independence Day Festival, “Exploring Israel—You Don’t Have to Leave the Bronx to Experience Israel for a Day!”
The fun-filled event offered games, food, rides and fun activities for the whole family. It also featured a performance by Dafna & Shir Fun All Stars, a popular Israeli-American Hebrew music recording artist. In the picture with Borough President Diaz is Rabbi Avi Weiss and music recording artist Dafna who surprised Borough President Diaz on his birthday, singing “Happy Birthday” to him in Hebrew. The event took place at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale.