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Lag B’Omer “Jewish Unity Parade & Fair” of South Florida
April 28, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm| Free
Thousands Expected at Jewish Unity Parade & Fair, Sunday, April 28
Lag B’omer Festival at Gulfstream Park to feature: Over 50 Free Unlimited Rides, Carnival Games, Bonfire & Jewish Music Stars
Sunday, April 28, 2013 marks the festive Jewish holiday of Lag B’omer. A massive show of Jewish unity and pride will be displayed as the South Florida Jewish community will join celebrations taking place throughout the globe with its own grandiose “Lag B’omer Unity Parade & Fair” at the beautiful newly renovated Gulfstream Park on the corner of US1 in Hallandale. The special event is being held on Sunday, April 28, from 10am-4pm.
The parade and fair will commence at 10am with an exciting marching parade featuring colorful Jewish themed floats plus music, marching bands, dancing and juggling clowns.
The glamorous parade will begin at the SE corner of Hallandale Beach Blvd and US1 from the Gulfstream Promenade Shopping Center and will march on US1 with unwavering Jewish pride. Following the parade, children can enjoy unlimited fun on over 50 amusement park rides free of charge plus many carnival games as well.
The fair will also feature a free concert starring Florida’s Jewish Stars, the energetic beats of Israeli DJ’s and the ever popular Yossi Bayles and his YBO Orchestra singing contemporary, traditional and sefardic tunes. In addition, the Lag B‘omer Parade and Fair will offer a glatt Kosher barbecue and traditional bonfire.
The free rides, music fest and food court will all take place in Gulfstream’s parking lot .
Lag B’omer marks the passing of the great Talmudic scholar Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, author of the pioneering book of Jewish Mysticisim,-the Zohar. Rabbi Shimon requested that his day of passing be celebrated as a joyous day.
The day also marks the end of a terrible plague that befell the students of the esteemed Rabbi Akivah.
The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M Schneerson, (1902-1994) initiated the tradition of Lag B’omer Parades, especially for children. Today, sixty nine years after the inaugural Lag B’omer Parade in Brooklyn in 1944, Lag B’omer Parades are a tradition in Jewish communities throughout the world.
The more than 100 Chabad Centers in South Florida are coming together to help organize for the entire Jewish community a spectacular day of festivities by offering the ultimate “Lag B’Omer Unity Parade and Fair” – Free of charge. Thousands of men, women and children from throughout South Florida are expected to attend, en-masse, to express Jewish Pride, Joy and Unity.
This year is the third time that the Parade and Fair is being held at Gulfstream. The last event was enjoyed by more than 12,000 guests. Organizers will make sure that plenty of shade is provided to guarantee a day of tremendous celebration together with absolute comfort.
Gulfstream Park in Hallandale is geared up for this special event. The venue is ideal and centrally located to benefit the Jewish Communities of Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties.
For more information please go to www.Jewishunityparade.com .