Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’Atzmaut

Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Independence Day, is the national day of Israel, commemorating the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948. The day is marked by official and unofficial ceremonies and observances.

Because Israel declared independence on 14 May 1948, which corresponded with the Hebrew date 5 Iyar in that year, Yom Ha’Atzmaut was originally celebrated on that date. However, to avoid Sabbath desecration, it may be commemorated one or two days before or after the 5th of Iyar if it falls too close to the Jewish Sabbath.

Yom Hazikaron, the Israeli Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism Remembrance Day is always scheduled for the day preceding Yom Ha’Atzmaut.

Yom HaZikaron Commemoration & Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebrations
Wednesday 4 May 2022, 19:30-22:00 at EHRS

A combination EHRS Cook-Along, Israeli Dancing, Israeli Songs, Israeli Whisky Tasting, and EveryJew Cinema event.

The evening begins with a Tekes (Ceremony) for Yom Hazikaron, the day when we remember Israel’s fallen soldiers and terror victims, led by our Rabbis and EHRS Choir.

We then transition into a celebration of Israel’s 74th birthday bringing together five of our EHRS Together Groups. We will cook Israeli food, dance Israeli dances, sing Israeli songs, taste Israeli whisky distilled in Tel Aviv, and enjoy the Israeli comedy thriller Maktub that we were originally intending to see at Yom HaAtzmaut 2020 before lockdown changed everything!

Come for an evening to experience a taste of Israel in HA8!

Suggested donation of £5 upon booking or on the night

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