75 Years In The Promised Land: At The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
August 17, 2023
WIZO, The Women’s International Zionist Organization, is proud to present a show honoring the 75th Birthday of Israel. Musical Director and Producer Tomer Adaddi has assembled a cast from around the world, celebrating our promised land. Through musical artistry, this international cast bestows heartfelt birthday wishes for peace and prosperity upon the young nation. Lovely Tom Cohen and Lital Gabai join Adam Lahav and Nir Sheaber for an evening that will immerse you in a profound experience built on the sights and sounds of Israel and the far reaches of the Diaspora.
Multi-Award Winning Composer, Pianist and Musical Producer, who has worked and collaborated with international stars such as Andrea Bocelli, Mercedes Sossa, Il Volo The Tenors, Michael Buble and many others.
Born in Israel 1983. Composer, Pianist, Arranger and Musical Producer. Winner of the 2013 ACUM Award for Composer (Israeli ASCAP/BMI). Finished his Masters in composition at Mannes College of Music in New York City receiving the Felix Saltzer Techniques of Music Award 2011. Graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music in 2009. In 2010 composed and arranged the song "Milim" (Words) for Harel Skaat, representing Israel in the famous Eurovision Song Contest, winning 3 Marcel Bezençon Awards.
In 2008 he musically produced and arranged the 10th Anniversary of the Peres Peace Center honoring Israel's President Shimon Peres, working with international artists such as Andrea Bocceli, Mercedes Sossa, Eliott Yamin, Dave Koz and others.
The WIZO Mission
Established in Great Britain in 1920, the Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO) is a Non-Profit Organization of members in over 50 countries working together to improve the lives of women, children and the elderly living in Israel. Next, to the Israeli government, WIZO is the largest provider of Social Welfare services in the country.
WIZO USA was established in 1982 with a goal to foster Jewish identity through young leadership development and a variety of educational and social programs. WIZO USA is accredited as a Non-Profit Organization throughout the United States.
The Women’s International Zionist Organization is a Non-Party/Apolitical International Movement recognized by the United Nations as a Non-Governmental Organization with consultative status on key international organizations such as ECOSOC and UNICEF, is dedicated to the advancement of the status of Women, Welfare for all sectors of Israeli Society, and encouragement of Jewish Education in Israel and in the Diaspora.
WIZO Florida strengthens the bond between Israel and American Jewry by promoting Jewish identity and education. WIZO is vital in supporting and preserving a successful Jewish State.
Get involved with WIZO Florida, visit: www.wizofl.org Or call: (305) 861-8860.
Israel Celebrates 75 Years of Independence
Israel Independence Day is celebrated annually on the anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel, according to the Hebrew calendar, on the 5th day of the month of Iyar.
The day preceding this celebration is devoted to the memory of those who gave their lives for the achievement of the country's independence and its continued existence.
This proximity is intended to remind people of the heavy price paid for independence. On this day, the entire nation remembers its debt and expresses eternal gratitude to its sons and daughters who gave their lives for the achievement of the country's independence and its continued existence.
On May 14, 1948, the day the British Mandate expired, the new Jewish state - the State of Israel - was formally established in parts of what was known as the British Mandate for Palestine. With the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, Jewish Independence was restored after 2,000 years.
Independence Day is a celebration of the renewal of the Jewish state in the Land of Israel, the birthplace of the Jewish people. In this land, the Jewish people began to develop its distinctive religion and culture some 4,000 years ago, and here it has preserved an unbroken physical presence, for centuries as a sovereign state, at other times under foreign domination. Throughout their long history, the yearning to return to the land has been the focus of Jewish life. Theodor Herzl, the Leader and Founder of the Zionist movement, increased international recognition for the need of a Jewish state.
Since its establishment, Israel continues to be a homeland to the thousands who make their way to Israel annually. It is home to some of the holiest religious sites of the three major religions, all which enjoy the democratic rights delineated in the Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel.
Population of Israel
The Central Bureau of Statistics announced that on the eve of Israel's 75th Anniversary, the population of Israel was estimated at 9.757 million - almost twelve times the population at the establishment of the state in 1948 (806,000). Jews today constitute 73.5% of the population, Arabs 21.0% and Others 5.5%. Today, about 75% of the Jewish population is comprised of native-born Israelis, and more than half are at least second-generation Israelis.
Since the establishment of the state, over 3.3 million immigrants have arrived in Israel. As a result, the allocation of Jews in Israel as a percentage of total Jewish population in the world grew from 6% on the country’s first anniversary to 44% on the eve of the 75th.
In 1948, only Tel Aviv-Jaffa had more than 100,000 residents. Today there are 14 cities in Israel with a population of over 100,000, and 6 others with over 200,000 residents: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Haifa, Rishon Lezion, Ashdod and Petah Tikva.
If you would like to celebrate this milestone and experience, "75 Years In The Promised Land" presented by WIZO, you can purchase tickets online via Ticketmaster. The spectacular event will be held Thursday, September 7th, 2023, at The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $90.00 and will sell out fast.
Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. You can purchase tickets online at: www.aventuracenter.org By phone at: (877) 311-7469. Or: (954) 462-0222. Or in person at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center box office Wednesday through Saturday from 12:00 p.m. Noon to 5:00 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to each performance. For Group Sales, please call: (954) 660-6307.
FREE parking is available in the lots adjacent to the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center in front of the Aventura Community Recreation Center and the Aventura City of Excellence School.
Valet service is available for most performances at $20 per vehicle. Valet parking is located at the main entrance of the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center in the circular drive. There is a convenient drop-off area in front of the building.
The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is located at: 3385 Northeast 188th Street, Aventura, Florida 33180.