The Lillian and Betty Ratner School

Families can celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War and the Reunification of Jerusalem in a kosher family fun day at the Lillian and Betty Ratner School in Pepper Pike.

The free event is open to the public and will feature dancing Israeli music, face painting and other family activities. There will be free kosher food, including Pierre’s Ice Cream, cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones. The event is co-sponsored by Cleveland Jewish News Foundation and the Ohio chapter of Friends of Israel Defense Forces.

CJN Foundation President Paul Singerman said the family fun day event will be a celebration of the reunification of Jerusalem and will be child-friendly.

“(Rock the House) will provide entertainment, dancing and music,” Singerman said. “It will be a fun time for families. It’s a free event and we’re expecting a big turnout.”

Lane Schlessel, executive director for the Ohio chapter of FIDF, said events such as this help people remember the importance of the Six-Day War.

“By us doing this it keeps it in the forefront of everybody’s mind how important the Six-Day War was,” Schlessel said. “This is a pivotal moment in history that changed the lives of Israelis and Jews around the world. We’re going to commemorate an event that changed the future of the state of Israel and the landscape.”

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