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Celebrate Israel was established in 2005 by Beit Shemesh neighbors and friends Jael (Rothschild) Kurtz and Judy (Rubin) Krasna. Celebrate Israel began as a website www.celebrateisrael.com, offering valuable information to people planning events in Israel, and has extended to full service event planning as well.  Jael and Judy’s commitment to excellence, “American style” service, warm and easygoing manner, reasonable pricing, and meticulous attention to detail have won Celebrate Israel many extremely satisfied clients. 

Jael is married with 6 kids. Born and raised in Riverdale NY, Jael has been living in Israel for 23 years. She lived in Elkana, Jerusalem, Maale Adumim, Haifa, and Ginot Shomron before settling in Bet Shemesh. A graduate of Central (Yeshiva University High School for girls) and Haifa University, Jael is a whiz at organization, administration and finance. When it comes to negotiating contracts and conditions, Jael is a force to be reckoned with. But most of all, Jael enjoys working with people and she always loves a great party!

Judy is married with 4 kids, 3 of whom are triplets. Hailing from Baltimore Maryland, with stops along the way in Teaneck NJ and Hewlett NY, Judy has been living in Israel for 15 years. Judy graduated from Stern College/Yeshiva University and worked as a content writer, marketing writer, and grant writer before co-founding Celebrate Israel. Judy possesses expert familiarity with the event industry in Israel, and her desire to promote Israeli tourism by helping people plan their lifecycle events in Israel has turned a passion into a profession. 

For more information about how we can help you plan your next simcha in Israel, please contact us.

Jael Kurtz &
Judy Krasna

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