Yom Haatzma'ut and Yom HaZikaron are two Israeli civil holidays that commemorate the birth of the Jewish state and its fallen soldiers. Check out this roundup of virtual offerings!


YOM HAZIKARON: Israeli Memorial Day

Yom HaZikaron begins the evening of April 27. All across Israel and the diaspora, people stop what they are doing to honor Israel's fallen soldiers and those lost in terror attacks. This year, our partners are offering virtual opportunities to honor this solemn occasion.

JAFI and MASA Online Ceremony
April 27, 2020
1:00 p.m.
Broadcast live from Jerusalem, join thousands of Masa fellows and partners in their annual online ceremony to remember, mourn and honor the fallen. Join via Facebook Live.

JAFI’s North America Yom HaZikaron Sessions
April 28, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Commemorate Israeli Memorial Day through a variety of sessions featuring songs, stories and discussions led by North America-based Israeli shlichim educators. Click here for more info.

Israeli-American Council’s Yom Hazikaron Ceremony
April 28, 2020
8:30 PM 
IAC's annual event, featuring Israeli and American voices. Click here for more information.

Update: Watch the full ceremony or the Story of Michael Levine.

Israeli-American Council’s Musical Event
April 28, 2020
9:00 PM  
Commemorating fallen soldiers and victims of terror through song. Click here for more information.


YOM HAATZMA’UT: Israeli Independence Day

April 29th marks Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel independence day, and the pro-Israel world is uniting for a global, virtual celebration. This is an unprecedented opportunity for Israel supporters from every background and corner of the globe to come together — digitally! — to celebrate Israel.

Philadelphia Tekes Ma'avar: Ceremony and Celebration
April 28, 2020
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
This special ceremony marks the end of Memorial Day and the beginning of Independence Day; it begins with a Yom Zikaron ceremony and continues into an uplifting Philadelphia musical community celebration of Israel. To register click here.

JFNA and JAFI Yom HaAtzma’ut Celebrations
April 29, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tune in for JFNA's main celebration on Facebook Live here and on YouTube here. Then join JAFI on their Facebook page for event more entertainment. Featuring music from Matisyahu, Rita, and Ben Platt, plus appearances from actor Josh Malina, chef Adeena Sussman, and politician Isaac Herzog!