Yom Ha’atzmaut is Israel’s Independence Day.

This year we are celebrating 72 years of the modern-day State of Israel. The UJIA sees its mission to ensure British-based Jews have a strong lifelong connection to Israel. We are thrilled to partner with PJ Library for this year’s offering of books sent out to families to celebrate this special time of the year. Click through for activities based on the PJ Library book you received. Head to Instagram stories and share your special moments alongside your little ones. Don't forget to tag @ujiacharity and @pjlibraryuk when you do.

Yom Ha'atzmaut doesn't just have to be celebrated in Israel. It's an opportunity for families to celebrate everything that is wonderful about Israel. In the UK you could:

* have barbeques
* celebrate Israeli culture
* cook Israeli food
* listen to Israeli songs

* learn some Israeli dances
* play Israeli-themed games
* learn Hebrew
* wear blue and white just like the Israeli flag

Have a fun time and get ready to celebrate!