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Salute to Israel Parade 2010

RPRY in Edison, New Jersey
This year I said I would not take a lot of pictures. I would not, I would not, I would not. I came home and emptied a mere 126 images unto my external hard drive. This post features schools from New Jersey that marched in the Salute to Israel Parade down 5th Avenue in New York City in May 2010.

RPRY dancers
Next year my daughter will be old enough to march with her school. Her school, RPRY in Edison, always features dancers as a highlight.

TABC Torah Academy of Bergen County
It’s a lot of fun when you know the person holding the banner, and he enthusiastically smiles at you. This is my eldest son’s school, Torah Academy of Bergen County.

We recognized several of the students of Kushner Hebrew Academy and Kushner Yeshiva High School of Livingston, New Jersey.

Yavneh Academy
Yavneh Academy had a sunny theme.

kites Queensboro
I liked the bright kites. Related to the sunny theme.

Solomon Schecter of Raritan Valley
Here is Solomon Schecter Day School of Raritan Valley.

JEC Elizabeth, New Jersey
JEC of Elizabeth, New Jersey had a lively, colorful banner.

Frisch School banner
I captured the banner for the Frisch School of Paramus, New Jersey just as we were leaving the parade. We didn’t stay for the whole time – as it is, we didn’t get back home until 5 pm.

jerusalem is the capital
No idea what organization held this banner that reads “Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.”

Ilana-Davita says

Great to see so many young, and not so young, folks marching for Israel. Choosing NJ as a theme for this post was a shrewd idea.

Leora says

I had to limit it somehow! And truthfully, those schools were more interesting to us since we know students.

Karen says

A few rows over and you would have gotten me, my daughter and her friend in your picture of JEC. Wasn't it a great parade?

Leora says

I had a good time! For once, we got there early and got a good spot to watch. Next year, I might march with my daughter, since she will be old enough to march with her school.

Risa says

Boy-oh-boy does that bring back memories! Nice to see the happy faces and the good weather! (I marched in 1966 it was rainy.)

Robin from Israel says

How fun, I used to go every year with USY. What great memories :).

Mrs. S. says

a mere 126 images
LOL! :-)

Looks like you had fun, and I'm glad to see that the weather cooperated!

Risa says

Hi Leora,
It's me again. Batya got me into another meme. A nice one this time. I've given you a Versatile Blogger Award. Here:
Good Luck!

Louis la Vache says

«Louis» wishes he could have been there to witness (if not participate in) this parade!

Israel is under assault from many directions and in many ways. We need to stand firm for Israel!

Jew Wishes says

Wow...amazing captures of fun, laughter and festivity.

BookishIma says

Great photos! We wanted to go also but thought it might be too overwhelming with the little guy.

Minnesota Mamaleh says

that is amazing! i used to live in nj a long, long time ago. but i can honestly say i've never seen anything like this before! thanks so much for sharing these photos-- what a wonderful memory to get a glimpse of!


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