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Yom HaShoah and Yom Ha'atzmaut Events 2021



Over the next 10 days, we turn our focus to Israel and join with our local and international communities in remembrance of Yom HaShoah, Yom HaZikaron and to celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut. We light a yellow memorial candle at sundown on Wednesday, April 7th. We do a special Havdalah on Wednesday, April 14th for Yom HaZikaron before transitioning into Israel Independence Day celebrations on Thursday, April 15th. Please check out the many events during the next two weeks so you can participate in these important and meaningful holidays.

YOM HASHOAHHolocaust Remembrance Day Tributes

Tuesday, April 6 @ 1 PM
ScholarStream Program | Yom Hashoah “Memory and Commemoration in the Development of Yad Vashem”. 
Prof. Doron Bar, President, The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies. Click here to register.

Sunday, April 11 @ 11 AM:  56th Annual Community-wide Yom HaShoah Commemoration

YOM HAZIKARONIn Memory of the Fallen Soldiers 

Wednesday, April 14 @ 6:30 pm:
Havdalah Ceremony | The transition from Yom HaZikaron (Israel's Memorial Day) to Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) shifts us from mourning into celebration in the blink of an eye. Join us for a havdalah ceremony on Zoom to mark this moment through music and ritual and reflect on loss and hope, dreams and possibilities for this still-young nation as she enters her 73rd year. Click here for Zoom link.

YOM HA'ATZMAUTIsrael Independence Day

Sunday, April 11 @ 12:30 PM
Celebrate Israel Through Your Senses: A Yom Ha'atzmaut Program for elementary and 6-9th graders, held in the Courtyard. Registration is required, please click here.

Monday, April 12 @ 7:00 PM
COH Or Nashim Program | This month’s Or Nashim event is open to the entire congregational community (gals and guys). In honor of Yom Ha’atzmaut, Stacey Hader Epstein will lead the evening’s presentation on Pioneer Women of the Zionist Movement. Our special guest will be Dr. Marlene Appley, who fled Hitler from Czechoslovakia, and in 1948, made aliyah, where she helped found Kibbutz Sasa and helped defend and build the new Jewish state. Click here to join us!

Tuesday, April 13 @ 1:00 PM
ScholarStream Program | Israel’s Memorial Day and Independence Day “From Sorrow to Joy: the Transition from Yom Hazikaron to Yom Ha'atzmaut” with Rabbi Dr. Reb Mimi Feigelson, Mashpiah Ruhanit and Senior Lecturer, Schechter Rabbinical Seminary. Click here to register.

Wed, April 21 2021 9 Iyyar 5781