The last time I had the opportunity to post Israel Parade photos was in 2013. I had a few years of chaperoning, and last year it poured, they marched quickly, and my husband and I showed up late. This year I was excited for the opportunity to take a few good parade photos. If you ever want good subject matter for photos, this parade is great. Besides the many Jewish schools that march, there are floats, bands, dancers, fancy bikers and a variety of people to watch.
This year my daughter is in a new school – new to her, anyway. It is a four-year girls high school. She had a fun time marching today. Unlike with her past school in which she learned a dance to do down 5th Avenue, the girls in Maayanot basically sing whatever songs they like.
I decided to focus on interesting subject matter. Bands, entertainers, dancers, and one politician.
I really love the colors and energy of this marching band photo.
Here’s a close up of a guy playing the tuba.
There were several clever unicyclists. I like the purple of this one in front of the green of the marching band behind.
I took this photo, and then I realized the person on the float in a suit is the MK (member of Knesset, Israeli parliament) Dov Lipman.
Then I took the next photo of this float – the man in the white shirt waving in the back of the float is my son’s teacher from his yeshiva in Israel, Rabbi Moshe Taragin.
I didn’t catch the name of this group – it seems to be a Jewish gay, Lesbian, bisexual group. If I find out the name, I will add it to this post. I think the sign says J.O.Y.
This was rather funny – El Al employees dancing together as though they are at a wedding. Seemed out of context – like they should be getting us to our seats instead and offering us a cup of tea.
El Al also had a float.
This is a group of doctors from Einstein School of Medicine. The sign says We Support the Doctors of Israel. I am thinking the woman to the left must have seen someone that she knows, given the expression on her face.
From a distance, I thought there was a baby inside that carriage. I am not sure what they are pushing. But I do enjoy the balloons. And at what are they looking? The spectators behind the fence are looking at their phones (boring!).
Here is a group celebrating Israel China relations.
I am reading a great book on U.S. China relations called The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present. I recommend the book.
For those of you who may have started reading this blog in 2007 or 2008, my daughter was a little girl then. Here she is at the parade – my young woman.
Have you ever gone to a big parade? What do you like best?