Yom HaZikaron 2020 | The Jewish Agency - U.S.

Israel's Yom HaZikaron

MEMORIAL DAY VIRTUAL EVENTS

Wherever you are in the world, let’s come together to honor and remember.

MONDAY, APRIL 27 – Virtual Yom HaZikaron Memorial Ceremony

12:50–2 p.m. EDT (7:50–9:00 p.m. Israel Time)

Join The Jewish Agency’s Masa Israel Journey for this meaningful memorial that will be the largest virtual Yom HaZikaron ceremony in the world, live streamed on our Facebook page.

Click to join the live stream now: Facebook event page

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 28 – Online Programming

Tune in for online programming, hosted by our Shlichim (Israeli emissaries) on Zoom to pay tribute to those who gave their lives.

MILLION STARS

The stories behind Iftach “Ifty” Kerzner songs that touched a nation with Shy Ashkenazi (Senior Community Shaliach (Israeli emissary), Northern Virginia) and Liat Gal (Senior Community Shlichah (Israeli emissary), Tulsa, Oklahoma).

12 p.m. EDT (pre-registration required): https://bit.ly/3bc5zEX

 

MY MEMORIES OF YOU

A conversation with Gad Goldwasser, the brother of First Sergeant Ehud “Udi” Goldwasser, z’l, an Israeli soldier who was abducted in Israel by Hezbollah along with Eldad Regev on July 12, 2006, sparking the 2006 Lebanon War. Talk facilitated by Itai Divinsky (Senior Community Shaliach, Denver, JEWISHcolorado).

12 p.m. EDT (pre-registration required): https://bit.ly/34BV3nQ

 

FROM EVENTS TO HEADLINES

The IDF Spokesperson Unit delivers information from the field to the public through media outlets. Hear about the work from former Spokesperson Unit officer Gili Dvash (Senior Community Shlichah, Long Island, NY).

12:45 p.m. EDT: https://bit.ly/2XA8Da3

 

REMEMBER US

Join us as we share the stories of Command Sergeant Major Kasahun (Dani) Binissian, z’l, and Takla Eironet, z’l, and explore the story of the Ethiopian community in Israel with Bat-El Trabelsi (Senior Community Shlichah for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia).

12:45 p.m. EDT (pre-registration required): https://bit.ly/3eurn0G
5 p.m. EDT (pre-registration required): https://bit.ly/3cqJfHN

 

A FACE. THE DAY. A MEMORY.

Watch short animation videos telling the story of Israeli fallen soldiers with Merav Livneh(Senior Community Shlichah, Columbus, OH) and Harel Fenigstein (Senior Community Shaliach, Upper West Side, NY). Conversation to follow.

12:45 p.m. EDT (pre-registration required): https://bit.ly/2XKnU8o
8 p.m. EDT (pre-registration required): https://bit.ly/2z7npuB

 

POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER: AN INVISIBLE DISABILITY

A conversation with expert clinical psychologist Aharon Geffen and Israeli commando fighter Yonatan Nir, who was wounded during the Second Lebanon War and rehabilitated with the help of phototherapy. Facilitated by Tomer Gekler (Senior Community Shaliach, Brooklyn, New York).

1:30 p.m. EDT: https://zoom.us/j/97196563401

 

WOMEN. MEMORY. COLLECTIVE.

Discuss women serving in the IDF and their place in our collective memory with IDF Captains Nina Yahalomi Klevitsky (Senior Community Shlichah, Metro Detroit, MI) and Tamar Columbus (Senior Community Shlichah, Miami, FL).

1:30 p.m. EDT (pre-registration required): https://bit.ly/2XIE1TR
6:30 p.m. EDT (pre-registration required): https://bit.ly/2Kd1mF5

 

THE POLITICS OF REMEMBRANCE: FROM A UNIFORM SOCIETY TO A UNIFIED ONE

Discuss the watershed moments in Israel that shaped the way Israel and Israelis commemorate the fallen with Itai Divinsky (Senior Community Shaliach, Denver, JEWISHcolorado) and Adi Varon (Senior Community Shlichah, Federation CJA).

1:30 p.m. EDT (pre-registration required): https://bit.ly/2Kj593D
7:15 p.m. EDT (pre-registration required): https://bit.ly/2yswz4r

 

SONGS BY THE SOLDIERS SINGALONG

Many songs were written about and by fallen soldiers. Join us as we sing along to their songs in their memory with Shy Ashkenazi (Senior Community Shaliach, Northern Virginia).

5:45 p.m. EDT (pre-registration required): https://bit.ly/3bfK2vi

 

FROM SORROW TO JOY

Reflect on the sharp transition from Yom HaZikaron to Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day with Uria Roth (Senior Community Shaliach, Milwaukee, WI).

8:45 p.m. EDT: https://zoom.us/j/95684497554