Israel's Yom Ha'Zikaron & Yom Ha'atzmaut  

On this page, you will find events that happen in Israel and worldwide for Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha'atzmaut, in addition to educational content for both days. 

En esta página, encontrarás eventos que se llevaran a cabo en Israel y el resto del mundo para Iom Hazikaron y Iom Haatzmaut, además de contenido educativo para ambos días.



The Masa Yom HaZikaron Virtual Memorial Ceremony
On April 27th, at 7:50 pm Israel time, the eve of Yom HaZikaron, we will commemorate IDF soldiers and victims of terror at the largest virtual ceremony for the Jewish world. For Israelis, this day is one of the most important of the year as we recognize those who sacrificed their lives for our great country.
At Masa, we see it as our opportunity and responsibility to share the centrality of this day with our thousands of fellows.

Our English speaking ceremony is a chance for thousands of Masa fellows and Jews around the world to participate in this event from a personal, communal, and national perspective.
Register for the event here. The event will be broadcast live on Facebook here.
Jewish Federations of North America  invite you to join a worldwide Celebration of Israel's Independence Day: 
Be a part of an extraordinary, worldwide celebration of Israel’s 72nd birthday. Join celebrity guests and people from across the world on this star-studded, one hour Facebook Live event. Make sure you join the event by selecting "Going" above to receive automatic updates and reminders from Facebook.

From 2 to 3 PM ET tune in to catch:

Isaac Herzog (יצחק בוז'י הרצוג), chairman of the Jewish Agency, 
Matisyahu, American film star Joshua Malina, The Brothers Platt — Ben, Henry and Jonah Platt, Adeena Sussman, author of the bestselling cookbook Sababa, teach how to make Falafel, Exclusive footage of Israel’s official Independence Day Ceremony on Mt. Herzl;
and a finale where we will virtually join together to sing Israel’s national anthem, Hatikva, with two celebrity female vocalists — Rita from Israel and Caissie Levy from Canada — and a group of Israeli and Diaspora Jewish musicians from around the world.
Marom invites you to join a worldwide ceremony "From memorial to independence". 
The ceremony is led by Marom staff and young leaders, and is an opportunity to experience the transition between Yom HaZikaron (Israel's memorial day) to Yom Ha'Aatzmaut (Israel's Independece day) on Tue, April 28th at 18:00 (6pm) Israel time.
Zoom link:
A Celebration of Yom Ha'atzmaut with Three Distinguished Masorti-Conservative Rabbis: Chaya Rowen-Baker, Gordon Tucker and Elisha Wolfin

This event will take place on Thursday, April 30, 12:00 noon ET, 9:00 a.m. PT, 7:00 PM Israel Time.

register for the event here. 

Hannaton Educational Center invite you to a learning day on Yom Ha'atzmaut (Wednesday, April 29), on the topic of TOGETHER & APART: 
  • Dr. Rachel Korazim  Jewish Education Consultant Reflections on "The Silver Platter", a poem by Natan Altermen
  • Forum hosted byIndependence Day - Gratitude and Struggle:
Rabbi Yoav Ende with:
Raya Ofner Director, Israel Trail Encounters
Rabbi Steven I. Rein Agudas Achim Congregation
Ayal Beer Rabbinical Programs, The Hannaton Midrasha
Sara Takalo Alumna, The Hannaton Mechina
  • A learning session with Itai Capsouto Director of Education: Israel's Memorial Day - History or Narrative?
This event will take place on Wednesday, April 29, 1 PM (EDT), 10 AM (PDT)
6 PM (BST), 8 PM (Israel time)


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Educational Content: 

For Israel's 72nd Yom Ha'atzmaut, we decided to focus on the declaration of Independence, explore it, its resources and see how it reflects in Israeli society today. You will find the materials in five languages: English, French, German, Spanish and Russian

Join Eytan Rund, a certified tour guide, for an hour-long virtual tour of the 1948 battles in the Old City of Jerusalem. For details, contact Eytan on Facebook messenger or WhatsApp - 972-54-6266896

Watching Israeli films is a fascinating encounter with Israeli life. Galit Roichman, an Israeli screenwriter and cinema lecturer invites you to join her on a journey through Israeli cinema where we’ll get a glimpse of the culture and become acquainted with Israeli society. While watching clips from a variety of films, we'll discover the heart and pulse of Israeli life reflected through the perspectives of various directors and screenwriters. 

Contact Galit by email  or here:

The Rabbinical Assembly has put together a collection of resources for Yom Ha’atzmaut:  

A resource on the Laws and Customs of Yom Ha’atzmaut; A special Al Ha-Nissim prayer and various other psalms and prayers for the day from Siddur Sim Shalom.

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