Here are four more reasons to come to the Israel 65 Parade and stay for the Festival on Sunday, May 19. Former Phillies pitchers Tommy Greene and Dickie Noles plus two representatives of the 2013 Phillies Ballgirls will march in the parade to show their support of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.
These four Phillies representatives will make their way through Center City to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, where they will help festival guests navigate the special Jewish Heritage Night splash page on www.jewishphilly.org  and order tickets for the Tuesday, Aug. 20 event.
Thanks to Federation’s special relationship with the Phillies organization, a portion of every ticket sold through our splash page will benefit Federation-funded programs.
Baseball fans will remember Greene, who played with the team from 1990 through 1995, for pitching an inspired no-hitter against the Montreal Expos in 1991. He started game 4 of the 1993 World Series for the team, pitching against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Dickie Noles is best known by Phillies fans as being a member of the 1980 World Championship team. He joined the Phillies as a rookie in 1979, and pitched two more full seasons in Philadelphia. He would later play for the Cubs, Rangers, Orioles and Indians.
Visit our grandstand at 11th and Race Streets for a great parade view steps away from the festival.
Parade and festival participants can rest assured that security will be tight for the Israel 65 festivities. Streets will be closed throughout the one mile route of the parade, which kicks off at 11 a.m. from 22nd and the Parkway and makes its way through Center City Philadelphia to the Pennsylvania Convention Center at 12th and Arch Streets, the site of our community’s very first indoor Israel Independence Day festival.
Please note that backpacks and large bags are not allowed.
Both the parade and festival are easily accessible by public transportation. For schedule information visit: www.septa.org .
For more information about the Israel 65 celebration, visit: www.jewishphilly.org/Israel65 .