This past Thursday night, May 11, Yachad Long Island and NCSY of the Five Towns participated in a Yom HaAtzmaut celebration at the NCSY center on Central Avenue in Cedarhurst. The crowd was warmly welcomed by the NCSY Five Towns President, Hadassah Fertig, and Joe Stern, from Rambam Mesivta. The Yachad members had the opportunity to play a fun Israel-themed trivia game, deepening their understanding and connection to Israel, followed by a pizza dinner, and the culminating event: Yom HaAtzmaut cupcake decorating using blue and white toppings. All of the participants had an amazing and inclusive experience, laughing and enjoying one another’s company at this special event. With an exciting Yachad favorite game of “Fruit Bowl” to conclude the Yom HaAtzmaut party, nobody wanted the fun to end. Yachad and NCSY are looking forward to the next inclusion event in the Five Towns. Yachad has many amazing events all year round; to participate in future events as either an advisor or for an individual with a disability, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.