A Perfect Day for Israel’s Birthday Party

A Perfect Day for Israel’s Birthday Party

Jewish Atlanta in all its forms turns out by the thousands to celebrate Israel@70.

At least 4,000 people piled into Park Tavern at Piedmont Park on Sunday, April 29, for Jewish Atlanta’s communal celebration of Israel’s 70th birthday. The sunny spring day was perfect for the celebration, which drew a crowd representing the depth and breadth of Jewish Atlanta. The size of the crowd was clear from the lines to get through the necessary security checks and the heavy demand on the kosher food vendors — LiquidXCream ran out of ice cream with about two hours to go, for example, Keith’s Corner BBQ seemed to sell out of food as fast as it was cooked, and the line for Dolce never appeared to get shorter. But the event never felt overcrowded because all the indoor and outdoor space and activities, including the AJT Chill Zone, encouraged people to spread out.

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